Help us move Émilie’s Run to Lansdowne Park

Émilie’s Run is a 5K run for women taking place on June 18. The race is named in honour of Émilie Mondor, the first Canadian woman to run sub-15:00 minutes in the 5K and a member of the 2004 Canadian Olympic team.

Initially started in 2005 by Runner’s Web founder Ken Parker, the race was renamed in honour of Émilie after she was killed in car accident in 2006. She was living in Ottawa and training with Parker to compete in the marathon at the time.

In past years, the event has been held on the Aviation Parkway near Rockcliffe Park, but as the race grows, we believe moving the race to a more central location in Ottawa will help make the race accessible to more runners.

The spot where we would like to hold the race this June is Lansdowne Park.

Why Lansdowne?

  • A great scenic course along the Rideau Canal
  • More spectator support
  • An unforgettable finish line inside TD Place
  • Great opportunities for post-race celebrations

But to make this move happen, we need 1,000 women runners to participate in order to meet road-closure requirements.

We want you to help us make this another spectacular race in the Ottawa running calendar and honour the competitive spirit of Émilie.

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Even if you can’t run that day, you can add your name and email using the form below to support moving this special women’s-only race to this world-class facility in the heart of Ottawa.

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