Plan your weekend at Festival Plaza and the Kichesippi Beer Garden

Festival Plaza and the Kichesippi Beer Garden is the perfect place for you to celebrate crossing that Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend finish line with your friends and family! 

Local craft beer makers Kichesippi Beer Co. will be serving Heller Highwater and Warrior Woman in the Kichesippi Beer Garden in Festival Plaza. 

Participants in the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon, Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins, the Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Subaru receive a free beer after their race! Beer tickets are found on participant race bibs, and can be redeemed at the Kichesippi Beer kiosk or at the Carlington Booch kiosk (see below)

Saturday, May 28: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 


A good gut feeling

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, Carlington Booch will also be serving their locally-brewed Kombucha in the Kichesippi Beer Garden—participants can choose to redeem their FREE beer ticket for a kombucha as an alternative.

What’s kombucha? It is an ancient Asian drink with a wide variety of health benefits such as boosted immunity, improved digestion and mental health. It’s brewed by fermenting tea using a “symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast” (typically called SCOBY), which comes alive when introduced to the tea, creating kombucha.


Capture your experience

This year Festival Plaza will have photo stations from Garmin, Desjardins and Run Ottawa. The perfect locations to commemorate reaching your Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend goals with an Instagram-able pic!


Celebrate with some good tunes

DJ Prosper will be providing the soundtrack to your celebrations all weekend! DJ Prosper is an Ottawa-based hip-hop artist turned DJ with over 20 years’ experience. He has worked as hype man for R&B legend Ashanti, co-founded the hip-hop group GPM with his wife Melissa over 10 years ago, and is the new in-arena DJ for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators

Saturday, May 28: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Meet up with your friends and family

Meeting friends? Cheering on a participant? Festival Plaza is a great place to meet after you’ve finished your event. There are coloured flags for your convenience…choose a colour and make arrangements to meet before or after the race!


And more…!

Festival Plaza will also have an Info Kiosk, a water refilling station, various food trucks and picnic tables. A great spot to have a bite to eat and refuel while you’re waiting for your runner or after you’ve completed your event. 

You’ll also be able to watch the Canadian 10K Championships and the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon live broadcasts from Rogers-22 on the big screen at the stage. 

There are also 70 comfort stations located in Festival Plaza for your convenience.