Canada Day Road Races presented by Bushtukah


The tradition continues! We hope you’ll join us on July 1st for the 34th edition of the Canada Day Road Races presented by our friends at Bushtukah in support of the Kanata Food Cupboard.

This year the races will return to our traditional location at Earl of March High School in Kanata.

The day features a run for everyone…10K, 5K, 1K Kids Run (ages 6-12) and a 100m Tot Trot for kids 5 and under.

All runners receive commemorative shirts, medals and post-race snacks.

You can keep up to date with news on this run and other Run Ottawa events by following us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

We also hope you’ll consider becoming a member of Run Ottawa. Everyone is welcome! Great people, great runs and great benefits…find out more here!

Run Ottawa also features a series of free and affordable Kids Runs throughout the year. Please visit Kids Run Ottawa to learn more about our program designed for young runners 6-12 years.


Date: July 1st

Location: Earl of March Secondary School – 4 The Parkway, Kanata

Start times: 10K – 8:00 a.m.  5K – 8:10 a.m.  Tot Trot – 9:45 a.m.  1K Kids Run – 10:00 a.m.

(subject to change)


Complete details of 10K and 5K course will be provided once confirmed. Both courses will take place on partially closed roads. Runners have cone lanes and traffic will be managed with volunteers and police at key intersections. All races will start and finish at Earl of March.

Kids 1K route

Please note: Athletes competing with Wheelchair – With these races taking place on partially closed roads there are sections that pass multiple vehicle entry points, posing great risk to those competing in racing wheelchairs. It may be suitable for recreational athletes. Please contact Joe Du Vall directly for further consultation.


Please note Run Ottawa Members will receive $10 discount. Youth member $5 discount.

10K – 5K – registration includes commemorative medal and shirt, post-race snacks, timing and inclusion in draw prizes!

1K Kids Run (6-12) – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa collectible medal, youth shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!

100m Tot Trot – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa collectible medal, post-race snacks, inclusion in draw prizes.


Timing will be provided by Sportstats. Full results will be posted on the Sportstats website post-race.


If you’d like to pick-up your bib/shirt in advance we have two opportunities for you to do so. You may also register during race kit pick-up on Saturday and Sunday. There is no race day registration.

Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road

Bushtukah, 5607 Hazeldean Road (just east of Iber Road near Lowe’s)



Race Kit pick up: Race Kit pick-up will start at 7 a.m.on July 1st

Parking: Free parking is available at Earl of March.

Baggage Check: For this event we will provide a baggage check.

Washrooms: Please note Earl of March will be closed. Comfort stations will be available within the event site.

First Aid: Will be provided by the Canadian Ski Patrol

Hydration: Our official water supplier is Aquahaulics featuring bottle refill station and misting tent. Nuun hydration will be available in recovery.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer with Run Ottawa for the Canada Day Road Races, please let Dave know at Thanks!


Awards: Within the post-race social, awards will be provided to the following:

General Awards

The top 3 male and female runners in the 10K event will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from Bushtukah Great Outdoor Gear in the following amounts.

The 4th and 5th place men/women overall will receive Bushtukah gift cards.

10K Prizing Cash Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250 $175
2nd $150 $125
3rd $100 $75
4th $0 $75
5th $0 $25

The top 3 male and female runners overall in the 5K will receive a Bushtukah gift card.

5K Prizing Bushtukah Gift Card
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $75

For all other participants and Run Ottawa Members there will be additional prize draws featuring Bushtukah gift cards/Zizu sunglasses/Run Ottawa Race entries and more!

See you in Kanata on Canada Day! Any questions please email

*Please note event dates and details are subject to change.