Ottawa 10K


The Ottawa 10K is the only IAAF Gold Label 10K event in Canada and one of only four IAAF Gold Label 10Ks in the world. The Ottawa 10K attracts one of the world’s best fields of pro runners as well as thousands of participants from across the National Capital Region. The race is also home to the Canadian 10K Championships.

Starting at Ottawa’s City Hall, the course takes runners down the famous Rideau Canal and by the tulips of Dow’s Lake before heading across the Pretoria Bridge to an exciting finish in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

Date and Time

Date: May 26, 2018
Race start: 6:30 p.m.

Entry Fees

Sept 1 – Feb 15 Feb 16 – April 30
Regular 10K Entry $60 $65
Run Ottawa Member Entry $50 $55
Children Under 18 $35 $35

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Race Notes

  • This event has a wave start with each corral sent off approximately every two minutes – Start Line Information.
  • There are no strollers allowed in this event.
  • This race is broadcast live on TV and online.

Course Features

  • Kilometre markers along the entire route
  • Cheering stations on the 10K route
  • Toilets at every water station
  • Full medical services on the route and at the finish line
  • There are three water stations set up with tables on both sides of the road.

2016 Winners

  • Male: Yitayal Atnafu (Ethiopia) – 28:36
  • Female: Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya) – 31:28

10K Records

  • Male (2009): Deriba Merga (Ethiopia) – 27:24
  • Female (2015): Gladys Cherono (Kenya) – 30:55


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Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend to host Canadian 10K Championships beginning in 2015!


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