Free Saturday 5K Series

On the first Saturday morning of every month (with the exception of November), Run Ottawa holds a free 5K event at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm. This is a great way to test your fitness over the summer and fall at a family friendly event.

Come run at your pace of choice on this scenic route that is held on the roads and pathways within the Central Experimental Farm.

These events are self timed, aided by a digital clock at the finish line.

Water will be available on-site.

Reminder: These events are free for everyone!

For more information contact Joe Du Vall via email, [email protected] or call 613-234-2221.

Date and Start Time

All Saturday 5K events commence at 9:00 a.m. Registration commences at 8:00 a.m.

2015 Dates:

  • April 4th
  • May 2nd
  • June 6th
  • July 4th
  • August 1st
  • September 5th
  • October 3rd
  • December 5th


Experimental Farm (Maple Drive). Enter via Prince of Wales Drive on the west side of the traffic circle or Fisher Avenue and Island Park Drive.

Washrooms are located in Building 85, next to the ‘dairy barn.’

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
Free $0 $0


Thanks to our partners at Sports 4, random draws will be held afterwards.


Volunteers are always welcome. Volunteers can help with setting up and taking down the course and still participate in the event.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Joe Du Vall at 613-234-2221 or email [email protected].