Émilie’s Run 5K for Women

Registration for this event will open in 2020.

Émilie’s Run is our women’s run honouring the memory of Émilie Mondor, the first Canadian woman to run sub-15:00 in the 5K and a member of Canada’s Olympic team at the 2004 Olympics. Tragically while living in Ottawa in the fall of 2006, Émilie was involved in a car accident that claimed her life.

The next year the race in her honour was created and since then it has been a major draw for Canada and the world’s elite female runners, like Natasha Wodak, New Zealand’s Mary Davies and Kenya’s Lucy Njeri Macharia. Canadian Rachel Hannah is the reigning two-time champion, and also set the course record of 15:57.5 in 2014.

While attracting an outstanding elite field, the run is open to all women and girls wishing to participate.

The day also features a 1K Kids Run for girls and boys ages 6-12.

We’re looking forward to another great day of running celebrating the spirit and energy of Émilie Mondor.

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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: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Meadowview Barn

Central Experimental Farm

Start times: 5K – 10am; Kids 1K – 9:30am


Please note: Athletes competing with wheelchair – This race takes place on fully closed paved roads and is well-suited for wheelchair racing. If you would like to participate using a wheelchair, please contact Joe Du Vall to register or more information regarding participation. operations@runottawa.ca

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

5K – registration includes finishers necklace, shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!

1K Kids Run – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa finishers necklace, Youth shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!


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


Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road


Kit pick up: Open 8:30am to 9:45am

Building 95…Run Ottawa Tent– Agriculture and Food Museum – Central Experimental Farm.

Parking: Available within the lots of the Central Experimental Farm. Please look for parking directional signs for the free parking lots. See site plan for suggestions.

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

First Aid: Will be provided by St. John Ambulance

Washrooms: Available but limited within Agriculture Museum. Comfort stations will be available within close proximity of the start/finish line.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer with Run Ottawa for Émilie’s Run , please let us know at questions@runottawa.ca Thanks!



The first five overall female finishers in the 5K will be honoured in an award presentation ceremony that will take place under the Big Tent area shortly after the finish.

The prizes are:

  • 1st – $750.00
  • 2nd – $500.00
  • 3rd – $350.00
  • 4th – $200.00
  • 5th – $100.00

1st Junior (18 & under) – $100.00

1st Master (40 & over) – $250.00

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

Hope to see you there! Any questions please email questions@runottawa.ca

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


All medical services for these events are provided by St. John Ambulance.