Race Kit Pick-Up

All participants must pick up their race kits prior to their event, at the Health and Fitness Expo during the posted expo hours. Runners unable to pick up their race kits prior to their event may have a friend or family member pick it up for them. Photo ID is not required. Click here for directions.

The Expo is open as follows:

  • Thursday May 26th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday May 27th 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday May 28th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Participants in the Ottawa 2K and HTG Sports Ottawa 5K must pick up their race kits before 1 p.m. on Saturday May 28th. This will ensure participants have enough time to pick up their race kit and arrive at the start line given the earlier start times of these events.


The Health and Fitness Expo is free and open to public. The expo focuses on the health, fitness and wellness of runners. Exhibitors include retailers, personal trainers, nutritionists, physiotherapists, souvenir clothing, destination marathons, sampling booths and health professionals.


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9J2
Click here for directions.


Parking will be available for a fee at the Shaw Centre and the Rideau Centre indoor shopping mall.  Parking is also available in lots in the Byward Market on George, York and Clarence Streets between Sussex Drive and William Street.


There will be supervised bike parking at the Expo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Leave your bike in a fenced supervised area rather than trying to find a free spot on the Expo stairs. Look for the pop-up tent across from the Expo (between Colonel By and the canal). This is a free service provided by the Nakkertok Racing Committee with a suggested $2 donation to help support the Nakkertok youth racing program.

Hours of operation:

  • Thursday, May 26 (15:00 – 20:00)
  • Friday, May 27 (9:00 – 20:00)
  • Saturday, May 28 (8:00 – 16:00)

*Note that there is no parking along Colonel By Drive at any time. Cars parked on Colonel By will be ticketed and towed.