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. A great way to test your fitness over the summer and fall. Come run at your pace of choice on this scenic route that is held on the roads and pathways within the Central Experimental Farm north of the Scenic Driveway between Carling Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive. 

Sign up takes place between 8:00 and 8:55 a.m. on race day at the registration tent which is located on Maple Lane north of the NCC Scenic Driveway. Look for the Run Ottawa signs as you approach the intersection.

This event is free for everyone not only members of Run Ottawa. 

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

Date and Start Time

Races start at 9:00 a.m.

  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th
  • July 5th
  • August 2nd
  • September 6th
  • October 4th
  • December 6th

Entry fees

  Member Non-member
Free $0 $0


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]