Athletic Standards

The Ottawa Race Weekend supports the dedication and commitment of pro athletes competing in the Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K races by offering an attractive prize money structure including a bonus structure.

Prize money for the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is available only to athletes who pre-register for either race through the pro athlete application form. Athletes who register through open registration will not be eligible.

International Athletes

We are looking for international athletes capable of sub 2:10 (men), sub 2:28 (women) for Marathon and sub 28:00 (men) & sub 32:00 (women) in the 10K.

Canadian Pro Athlete Status

Canadian pro athletes must now meet the outlined athletic standards to be eligible for pro athlete status.

  • Pro A Standard receives complimentary entry, travel and accommodation assistance*, and front line access. 
  • Pro B Standard receives complimentary entry and front line access.

(*Travel assistance for Canadian Athletes is limited to a maximum of $1000 and accommodations may be shared with another athlete.)

Athletic Standards

Male

Pro A Standard Pro B Standard Notes

10 k Qualifier

5 K

sub 14:25

sub 15:30

 – must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

10 K

sub 29:45

sub 32:30

– must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

Marathon Qualifier

1/2 marathon

sub 1:06:00

sub 1:10:00

 – must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

Marathon

sub 2:20:00

sub 2:30:00

– must have run the standard since Jan 1, 2016

– For guaranteed entry, athlete must apply for pro status by March 15, 2016.

Female

Pro A Standard Pro B Standard Notes

10 k Qualifier

5 K

sub16:30

sub 19:00

 – must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

10 K

sub 34:00

sub 40:00

– must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

Marathon Qualifier

1/2 marathon

sub 1:18:00

sub 1:24:00

 – must have run the standard since May 22, 2016

Marathon

sub 2:45:00

sub 3:05:00

– must have run the standard since Jan 1, 2016

– For guaranteed entry, athlete must apply for pro status by March 15, 2016.