Rules and Regulations

Please note: the information below refers to the 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Check back soon for updates regarding 2019.

Stay on Course

Runners must follow and stay on the course at all times. In most cases, the entire road is at the runner’s disposal. Where cones are used, shortening the course by not following the cone line is against the rules and may expose runners to unsafe conditions. Runners will be disqualified if they do not follow the course route. Participants may not use curbs, sidewalks, or grass surfaces, as they are not part of the measured course.

Strollers

With the exception of the Ottawa 2K, baby joggers and strollers are not permitted.

Mechanical Assistance

In-line skates, scooters, or any other mechanical assistance are not permitted in any event. For athletes with disabilities please refer to our Athletes with Disabilities page for details.

Animals

Dogs, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in any of the events.

Headphones

While the use of headphones is permitted on the course, they are not recommended.

Bibs

Runners must wear their bib so that it is visible to marshals. Runners who fail to do so are subject to expulsion.

Follow the Rules

Participants agree to follow the instructions of race, medical and police officials. Failure to follow the course rules can result in disqualification.