Canada Day Road Races

Run Ottawa will present the 31st edition of the Canada Day Road Race which will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from Walter Baker Park and the Kanata Recreation Complex on Terry Fox Drive.

For the second consecutive year, we will be joining the festivities at Walter Baker Park as part of the official Canada Day in Kanata celebrations on July 1, 2017.  The children’s fun zone will be open and there will be other attractions on site for everyone to take part in after the run.  There will be free face painting tent open before the races start.

With fun, friendly, and competitive 5K and 10K events, a 1K Fun Run for kids between 5 and 12 and a 100 Metre Tot Trot for children 4 and under, the Canada Day Road Races are the perfect way for runners of every age to start Canada’s birthday on the right foot.

Race Kit Pick-up

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road, Ottawa
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Bushtukah Kanata, 5607 Hazeldean Road, Kanata (Lowe’s Mall)
12:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Race Site – Kanata Recreation Complex
Opens at 7:00 a.m.

You can pick up race kits for multiple people but may be required to present identification or sign a form at that time.



Online registration will remain open until June 28th, at 11:59 pm.  Register in-person at Bushtukah.

Thursday, June 29th – 203 Richmond Road 5-8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 30th – 5607 Hazeldean Road (Lowe’s Plaza) 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Registration for the 1K is restricted to those born between 2005 and 2012. Children born in 2013 or later will not be able to register for this event. For parents registering their children for the 1K or Tot Trot events, please be sure to input the child’s information when filling out the registration form.

Note: Parents who feel it is necessary to run with their child may do so but the 1K event is designed for children 5-13 year of age. You will not receive a race bib or finish time and online registration will be restricted to the aforementioned age range

Registration for the 10K is restricted to those born in 2004 or earlier.


On race day, you may park at the Kanata Recreation Complex, Sobey’s Foods on Hazeldean Road and several nearby locations. Please be aware of any parking restrictions on private property.  Volunteers will be on hand to direct you to the parking areas.

Timing/Race Numbers

Sportstats will be the race timer for all events. Please go to to see the results for the 10/5/1K from past years.

The race timing device for each runner is attached to the back of your race number (bib). Your bib is to be worn on the front of you shirt.

Partners for this event are: Bushtukah, Kanata Food Cupboard and Canada Day in Kanata.

Kids Run Ottawa

Schools and run clubs, please visit Kids Run Ottawa for a fun, active program designed for students 6-12 years old.


Saturday, July 1st, 2017

10K: 8:00 a.m.

5K: 8:10 a.m.

100-Metre Tot Trot (children 4 years and under): 9:30 a.m.

1K Fun Run (children 5 – 12 years): 9:45 a.m.

New this year we will be have 2 wave starts for the 1K fun Run at 9:45am.

Wave one is at 9:45 a.m. for 5–8-year-olds and wave two is at 9:50 a.m. for 9-year-olds and up.


Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Kanata, ON K2V 1A2


The course is partially closed to traffic. Runners have cone lanes and traffic is managed with volunteers and police at key intersections.

Not Wheelchair Racing Suitable These events take place on partially closed roads with sections that pass multiple car entry points making wheelchair racing unsafe, but may be suitable for some recreational participants.   Please contact us for more information..


Member Non-member
5K & 10K (before June 21) $30 $40
5K & 10K (June 22-30) $35 $45
5K & 10K (Youth – before June 21) $15 $20
1K Kids Race (Ages 5-12) $5 $10
Tot Trot $0 $0


General Awards

The top 3 male and female runners in the 10K event will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from Bushtukah Great Outdoor Gear in the following amounts. The 4th and 5th place men/women overall will receive Bushtukah gift cards.

10K Prizing Cash Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250 $175
2nd $150 $125
3rd $100 $75
4th $0 $75
5th $0 $25

The top 3 male and female runners overall in the 5K will receive a Bushtukah gift card.

5K Prizing Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $75

Age categories awards

There will be age category prizes to the first in each group only:

Category awards for 5K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+

Category awards for 10K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Note: Overall winners are not eligible for age group prizes.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K and Tot Trot receive finisher’s medals.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K receive a race t-shirt.


For more information or to volunteer, please email [email protected].