Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon

The Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon is a chance for kids to take part in the excitement of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. This special marathon starts weeks before race day, as young marathoners add kilometres by taking part in regular physical activities, such as running, soccer, basketball, and hockey. It all culminates on Sunday morning with a 1.2 km race to the finish.

For more information, download the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon Information Package for parents, which includes a Tracker Sheet for marking down kilometres. Schools and run clubs, please visit Kids Run Ottawa for a fun, active program designed for students 6-12 years old.

Please note that children are expected to run on their own.

Date and Time

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Race start: 8:00 a.m.

Entry Fees

DateRegular FeeRun Ottawa Member
Sept. 1 to Dec. 31$25.00$15.00
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31$25.00$15.00
Apr. 1 to May 22$25.00$15.00
Race Week$25.00$15.00

Become a member of Run Ottawa and get an immediate $10 off when you register for any 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend event! Find out more here!

Race notes

  • This race is designed for kids 6-12.
  • Volunteer teachers accompany the runners.
  • The route is secured by the Ottawa Police Service.
  • Other adults are not allowed on the course.

Parents and Guardians

This race happens fast. We recommend that you make arrangements with your child before the race as to where you are going to watch and meet afterward. You cannot be at the finish line if you want to watch the start.


Visit our volunteering page for more information about volunteering opportunities and volunteer contact information.