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Scotiabank Ottawa Half-Marathon

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 9:00AM

The half marathon features a fast, scenic route with few elevation changes and travels through some of Ottawa's most vibrant neighbourhoods and popular landmarks. A unique course that travels through two Canadian provinces. 

To spread the field out at the start, runners will be sent off in a series of waves starting with the blue corral, followed by orange, yellow, green, purple and red corrals.

Each corral will be sent off approximately every two minutes. As one corral/wave sets off, the next corral will be brought forward to the start line and directed to wait until given the signal to start. This process will continue until all corrals/waves have left.

The race start is at the intersection of Laurier Avenue/Elgin Street.

The course will have:

  • Kilometre markers along the entire route
  • Cheering and entertainment stations
  • Toilets at every water station
  • Full medical services
  • Water stations can be found here
  • No Strollers are allowed in the Half Marathon

Course Map

 Please click here to view the map

Course Description

  • Start at the corner of Elgin and Laurier and head south on Elgin to Queen Elizabeth;
  • Right on Queen Elizabeth down to Preston; Turn right on Preston down to Carling;
  • Turn left on Carling and continue to Sherwood; Right on Sherwood to Fairmont;
  • Turn right on Fairmont and continue to West Wellington; Left onto West Wellington;
  • Continue on West Wellington to Island Park; Turn right onto Island Park;
  • North on Island Park to Scott; Right on Scott and continue to Frederick Banting
  • Left on Frederick Banting to Columbine; turn right on Columbine down to Parkdale;
  • Left on Parkdale and right onto Sir John A. Parkway and continue to Booth;
  • Left on Booth, over the Chaudiere Bridge into Gatineau to Alexandre Tache;
  • Left  on Alexandre Tache to Montcalm and right on Montcalm to Wellington;
  • Right on Wellington to Laval.  Left on Laval to Hotel de Ville;
  • Right on Hotel de Ville and down to Laurier;
  • Left on Laurier past the Museum of Civilization and then a right turn onto Alexandra Bridge;
  • Cross Alexandra Bridge back into Ottawa and continue on St. Patrick to McKenzie;
  • Turn right on McKenzie, past the rear of the U.S. Embassy and continue to Rideau;
  • Cross Rideau onto Colonel By;
  • Continue on Col. By to Hawthorne; Right on Hawthorne over Pretoria Bridge;
  • Turn right onto Queen Elizabeth down to the finish just north of Somerset;

Course Fly Over

Please note that this years course is the same as last year.

Race Resources


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