News conferences and media schedule

Friday, May 25 – Credentials pick-up and News conferences

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Media Credentials Pick-up

(Run Ottawa office, Ottawa City Hall, Honeywell Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Launch News Conference + Lunch – John Halvorsen, Race Director, Mayor Jim Watson

Speeches, one-on-one interviews with organizers, sponsors

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillor Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Ottawa 10K Elites News Conference and Photo Op

Q&A with top 4 men and women; one-on-one interviews; photos

Women: Rachel Cliff (CAN), Alia Mohammed (UAE), Edith Chelimo (KEN), Laura Thweatt (USA)

Men: Andamlak Belihu Berta (ETH), Mohamed Ziani (MOR), Benard Kimeli (KEN), Benard Ngeno (KEN)

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillor Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Marathon Elites News Conference and Photo Op

Q&A with top 4 men and women; one-on-one interviews; photos

Women: Hiwot Gebrekidan (ETH) (ETH), Gelete Burka (ETH), Lucy Karimi (KEN), Sara Hall (USA)

Men: Yemane Tsegay (ETH), Eliud Kiptanui (KEN), Deribe Robi (ETH), Dominic Ondoro (KEN)

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillor’s Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

Saturday, May 26 – 2K, 5K, 10K Race Day

 

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Media Credentials Pick-up

(Run Ottawa office, Ottawa City Hall, Honeywell Room, 2nd Floor)

2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Media Center Open

Food and beverages available, credentials pick up

(Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

3:00 p.m.Aquahaulics 2K Race Start

(Start Line: Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.)

3:05 p.m.:   Finish Line

4:00 p.m.HTG Sports 5K Race Start

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

4:15 p.m.: Finish Line

6:30 p.m.Ottawa 10K Race Start

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

6:55 p.m.: Finish Line

Winners available for scrum at Media Tent following the Finish.
Sunday, May 27 – Marathon, Half-Marathon, Kids Marathon Race Day

 

6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Media Center Open

Food and beverages available

(Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

7:00 a.m.Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Start

(Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.)

9:00 a.m.: Finish Line

8:00 a.m.Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon Start

(Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.)

8:02 a.m.: Finish Line

9:00 a.m.Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon Start

(Elgin St. at Laurier Ave.)

9:55 a.m.: Finish Line

11:30 a.m.News conference with the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon winners*

Winners / top Canadians; Elite Athlete Coordinator Manny Rodrigues

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillor Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

12:00 p.m.Closing News Conference

Weekend wrap-up with Race Director John Halvorsen; presentation of Scotiabank Charity Challenge cheque

(Ottawa City Hall, Councillor Lounge, 2nd Floor, Lisgar St.)

*Winners available for scrum at Finish Line following the Finish.