Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

PERMIT_RRG_LABEL_FULL-COLOUR (1)Welcome to Canada’s largest and fastest marathon: the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon.

As one of two IAAF Gold Label marathon events in Canada, the race attracts Canada’s largest marathon field (7,000 participants) as well as a world-class contingent of elite athletes every year.

Featuring the beautiful scenery of Canada’s capital, the top-notch organization of an IAAF event, the atmosphere of hundreds of thousands of spectators, and a fast course perfect both for personal bests and first-timers, this is a world-class marathon that must be experienced. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is also one of Canada’s largest Boston Qualifiers.

Date and Time

Date: May 28, 2017
Start time: 7:00 a.m.

Entry Fees

Regular Marathon Entry: $105
Run Ottawa Members: $95

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

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 – 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 and entertainment stations on the marathon route
  • Toilets at every water station
  • Full medical services on the route and at the finish line
  • Water/Nuun stations are set up approximately every 3K for the marathon. Nuun (Lemon-Lime and Tri-Berry flavours) is served at the first tables of each station, and water at the following tables
    • Nuun will be served as a mix of Nuun Active and Plus for Nuun
    • This mix will contain a  200mg Sodium, 65mg Potassium and 6g (25 calories) Carbohydrates per 7 oz serving
  • Stations are set up with tables on both sides of the road (except at 33K)
  • PowerGel Stations are located before the water stations at 20K and 32K
  • Sponge stations are located at 16K, 25K  and 36K

2016 Winners

  • Male: Dino Sefir (Ethiopia) – 2:08:14
  • Female: Koren Jelela (Ethiopia) – 2:27:06

Marathon Records

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


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2015 Overall Prize (Male & Female) – US Dollars

  • 1st Place – $ 30,000
  • 2nd Pace – $ 15,000
  • 3rd Place – $ 10,000
  • 4th Place – $ 5,000
  • 5th Place – $ 4,000
  • 6th Place – $ 3,000
  • 7th Place – $ 2,000
  • 8th Place – $ 1,000
  • 9th Place – $ 500
  • 10th Place – $ 250

Please refer to Awards and Prizes for more details.


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