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, 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

Prices coming soon. Registration opens September 1, 2017.

Sept 1 – Feb 15 Feb 16 – April 30
Regular Kids Marathon Entry TBD TBD
Run Ottawa Member Entry TBD TBD

Find out about the benefits of becoming a Run Ottawa Member.

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.