Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon



The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is Canada’s largest and fastest marathon. One of two IAAF Gold Label marathon events in Canada, the race attracts thousands of participants, including a world-class contingent of pro athletes every year. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is one of Canada’s largest Boston Qualifiers.

Date and Time

Date: May 27, 2018 Start time: 7:00 a.m.

Entry Fees

DateRegular FeeRun Ottawa Member
Sept. 1 to Dec. 31$105.00$95.00
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31$115.00$105.00
Apr. 1 to May 22$125.00$115.00
Race Week$140.00$130.00

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

  • Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • The race is open to all runners and walkers.
  • This event has a wave start with each corral sent off approximately every two minutes.
  • Water stations every 3KMs and PowerGel Stations at 14K and 26K.
  • Misting stations at every water station.
  • Toilets at every water station.
  • Sponge stations at 16K, 25K and 36K.
  • Full medical services on the route and at the finish line.
  • There are no strollers allowed in this event.
  • There is a time limit of 7 hours in this event.
  • This race is broadcast live on TV and online.

2017 Winners

  • Male: Elius Kiptanui (Kenya) – 2:10:14
  • Female: Guteni Imana (Ethiopia) – 2:30:18

Marathon Records

  • Male (2014): Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) – 2:06:54
  • Female (2014): Tigist Tufa (Ethiopia) – 2:24:31

Marathon - Evelation


Please refer to Awards and Prizes for more details.


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