Bibs, registration, Race Kit’s – Oh my! We tackle some of the most common questions we’ve been getting on social media in the final week before the 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

When does onsite registration begin?

Onsite registration at the Expo opens at 4:00pm on May 23rd, 2019. On Saturday, on-site registration for the 2K, 5K will close at 1pm, and registration for the 10K  will close at 5pm.


When is the last day to register online for a race?

Online registration has closed, but you can register in person at the Expo on a first come first serve basis.


Can I still change my race distance?

The last day to change your distance online has passed, but you can go in person to the Expo and visit the Sportstats kiosk to request a distance change. Accommodation to change race distance is not guaranteed. Please note that the $5 distance transfer fee will still apply.


I want to transfer my bib to another runner – is it too late?

The last day to transfer online has passed, but you can transfer your bib and registration to another runner in person at the Race Roster desk at the Expo. Please note that the $15 transfer fee will still apply.


Can I change the name on my bib?

As of May 16th, 2019, all bibs have been printed so names on bibs can no longer be altered.


What do I need to pick up my Race Kit?

You need your bring your bib number plus a piece of identification or copy of your registration confirmation email (on a mobile device is fine) to the Expo.


Where do I find my bib number?

You can find your bib by going to 2019 Sportstats Bib Lookup. Select your race and search for your number using your last name. Please note that if you registered after May 12th, your bib number will not be available online until May 21st.


My name isn’t coming up on the 2019 Sportstats Bib Lookup?

Try to reverse your first name and last name (ie, John Smith, try Smith John) to find your bib number. This would have been human error when you registered, and at this time we cannot reprint bibs.


Can someone else pick up my Race Kit?

YES! You can have a friend or family member pick up your race kit as long as they present your bib number AND registration confirmation email. Pickup for others is capped at three race kits unless you have registered using the same address.


I didn’t get a copy of my Race Director email, can you resend it?

You can see a copy of the most recent Race Director here.


Is the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon still certified for BQ?

Yes, even with the route change due to the Chaudiere bridge closure. The new course is measured as per the guidelines set out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


How can I volunteer? Is there an age restriction?

There are still open spots to register to volunteer in many areas, including in baggage check, at the start line, in the recovery area and more. This is a great opportunity for students 14 and older looking to fulfill the Community Involvement Activities required for Ontario Secondary School Diplomas.


Can I get a refund or defer my registration until next year?

No, regretfully, there are no refunds, and we cannot defer your registration until next year.