Run Crews Get Ahead at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Every year, run crews and running clubs from across Canada and around the world land in Ottawa to take part in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. It isn’t just the beautiful Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon course—which crosses provincial borders, a river and a canal—that brings runners from all over, it’s also the quality of the events themselves. The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the only event in North America with two IAAF Gold events, the 10K and marathon. The marathon is also a Boston Qualifier (with 645 runners qualifying in 2017). And most recently it was the Canadian Running Golden Shoe winner for Best Race.  

Ottawa is a city that loves to run, but it’s so much more. As the national capital, Ottawa has history, world class art, award winning food and is bursting to the seams with music and cultural events.

To make it easier for run crews and clubs who are coming in from out of town, we are offering discounts and perks for groups of ten or more. Come as a group and get:

  • 10 dollars off your registration fee for the marathon, half and 10K
  • Priority race kit pick-up
  • Priority bag check on race day
  • Beer at finish line!

You’ll also get to do a warm up run with Team Awesome, our run crew and ambassadors, and we’re working on a few more surprises.

Think you have what it takes to run Ottawa? Is your running club looking for a new world class destination race? To register your run crew of 10 or more, e-mail Susan Marsh at