Race Kits include a Race Bib and Event T-shirt. All Race Kits must be picked up at the Pfizer Health and Fitness Expo. The Race Bib will have a tear off portion with the corresponding bib number printed on it. Parents must TEAR OFF and KEEP the bottom portion of the bib to collect their runner after the race. The top portion of the bib must be pinned to your runner’s shirt. If you do not have a race bib pinned to runner you will not be able to receive the finishing medal.
Course Information: The YMCA Ottawa Kids Marathon start line is located on Elgin Street at Laurier Ave. W. by Ottawa City Hall, at 8 a.m. This is the same start as the Ottawa Marathon race. The course is secure and only runners, race officials and medical support staff are permitted on the route. Parents are not permitted on the course.
Participants will finish at the same finish line the marathon runners will use later that morning.
Kids will receive their space blanket (weather depending), and medal after they cross the finish line. They will be required to proceed through the secure finishers chute to the Metro Recovery Area. At this time the recovery area will only be open to participants of the Ottawa Kids Marathon.
One parent can use the bottom portion of their runner’s bib as an access pass to the Metro Recovery area to collect your runner. Only one parent per child may go into the secure area with that pass.
We recommend parking under City Hall and walking to the start line.