5 Reasons to Run the Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races

This July 1, dig out your red running gear and start your holiday with the Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races presented by Bushtukah. Here are five great reasons to join the over 1500 runners who will kick off Ottawa’s biggest annual celebration with this special running event.

  1. Races for all ages

The Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races presented by Bushtukah is a true family event. In addition to 5K and 10K races, there is also the 100 Metre Tot Trot for children four years and under and the 1.5K Fun Run for children between five and 11 years old. And Run Ottawa hands out category awards for ages ranging from 14 and under all the way to 80+. Check out the full list of category awards on our website.

  1. Run the streets of Kanata

With great community support, awesome race organization from Run Ottawa, and fun race courses that include beautiful Beaverbrook Park before and the tree-lined streets of Kanata, this event makes Kanata Ottawa’s top running destination for the day. Races start at Earl of March Secondary School. Check out the course map.

  1. Almost $1500 in prizes

This isn’t just a fun run in the park. The Canada Day Road Races also attracts some of the region’s top distance runners and boasts prizes to match. The top 3 male and female runners in the 5 and 10K races will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from local outdoor equipment retailer Bushtakah, while the 4th and 5th place finishers in the 10K also receive Bushtakah gift certificates.

  1. Support the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation

This event isn’t just about fitness and fun, it’s also about making a difference. When you register, you can make a donation to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation to help them improve their facilities and technology and provide better healthcare for our community.

  1. Enjoy the rest of Ottawa’s Canada Day festivities

With the 10K kicking off at 8:00 a.m. and the last race of the day – the 1.5K Fun Run – beginning at 10:00 a.m., you’ll have lots of time to enjoy the rest of the festivities in the nation’s capital.

For more information about the races and to register, visit the Run Ottawa website.