Sunday sells out at the 2024 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend! Don’t miss out on Saturday’s 2K, 5K and 10K

April 10, 2024, Ottawa – The organizers of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend recently announced the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and the Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins held on Sunday, May 26 as SOLD OUT!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ottawa’s marathon and participants registered en masse for this milestone event as well as for the half marathon. It is the first time in several years the marathon has maxed capacity.

“We are absolutely thrilled by the overwhelming support from the running community for the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa marathon and the half marathon,” says Mike Vieira, Run Ottawa newly appointed Executive Director, “It’s incredibly exciting to see both races sell out for the first time in years. This milestone demonstrates the passion our participants have for this event and we are truly grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment. We can’t wait to celebrate this historic occasion with them on race day!”

If you’re looking to take part in this years’ celebration Saturday, May 25’s 2K, 5K, and 10K are still open for registration. The family-friendly Ottawa 2K presented by ASICS Runkeeper is a great course to run, walk or roll – yes, strollers are welcome! The course travels down Elgin Street with a sea of spectators and then up the canal to a thrilling finish line.

The Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper is a great event for new runners, walkers, as well as seasoned pros. The course takes runners past Ottawa’s most notable landmarks, most amazing crowds and is known for its camaraderie and positivity from start to finish.

The Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa is home to the 2024 Canadian 10K Championships, attracting runners from around the world and from across the National Capital Region. This is a distinctly unique opportunity to run with world-class athletes on an exciting and memorable course. Afterwards, runners can catch their breath with a post-race beer courtesy of Kichesippi Beer Co.

These events are ideal for corporate teams or individual fundraisers who wish to give back to their community through the Desjardins Charity Challenge.

Every registrant of the 2K, 5K, and 10K receives the following:

  • A commemorative 2024 Finisher medal (unless opting for the Green bib)
  • A personalized race bib (register before May 1, 2024)
  • A commemorative, reusable drawstring bag
  • Official timing by Sportstats
  • Post-race recovery food

Additionally, 5K and 10K participants receive A FREE upgrade to the premium Runkeeper Go™ for personalized training, tailored motivation, and in-depth insights to help reach your goals.

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Tartan Ottawa International Marathon at Canada’s largest running event is not to be missed! Join the party and register now for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend!

About Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is Canada’s largest running and walking festival with six races, including the Ottawa Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K and Kids Marathon, as well as three distance challenges, 59.2 kms, 36.1 kms, and 17 kms. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon. The 2024 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 25-26.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was named Event of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards, and in 2020, its title sponsor Tamarack Homes won the Sport Tourism Canada’s Canadian Sport Event Sponsorship Initiative of the Year Award. The event is host to Athletic Canada’s Canadian 10K Championships and a World Athletics Labeled Marathon. For more information or to register: