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, Athletic Brewing Company kiosk, or at the Carlington Booch kiosk (see below)

Saturday, May 27: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, May 28: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

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.

Athletic Brewing Company — the Official Non-Alcoholic Beer of Run Ottawa and Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Athletic Brewing’s Run Wild IPA and Upside Dawn Golden will be available to participants and spectators at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend’s post-race party, and participants of the Tartan International Ottawa Marathon, Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins, and the Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa, can choose this free option at the end of their races, along with the events’ standard offerings.


Capture your experience

This year Festival Plaza will have photo stations from 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 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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.

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. 

Watch the Canadian 10K Championships and the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon live broadcasts from Rogers-22 on the big screen at the stage, and afterwards celebrate cheer on the Canadian 10K Championship and Tartan Ottawa International Marathon elite athletes as they receive their medals on the Festival Plaza stage!

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