Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins

The Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and the Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins are now SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who has registered, we can’t wait to see you this May!

You can still register for all of the Saturday events at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend which include the Ottawa Kids Marathon presented by Maverick’s Donuts, Ottawa 2K presented by ASICS Runkeeper, Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper, and the Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa! Don’t miss out!


Every year, the Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins is the weekend’s biggest field and fastest sell-out.

The course is fast and relatively flat, making it great for personal bests and runners trying the distance for the first time. It’s also beautiful, taking runners past historic landmarks and through vibrant neighbourhoods.

Best of all, the half marathon boasts an unbeatable atmosphere of enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.

The Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins is for ages 16 years and up. Strollers are not allowed on course. The Ottawa 2K presented by ASICS Runkeeper is available for those who would like to run with a stroller.

Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
Time: 8:45 am ET
Location: Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario

Current event pricing:
$135.00 CAD + applicable fees + hst
In-person, virtual and Green Bib options available

Expo location for 2024!

Aberdeen Pavilion

Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5J3

Directions: Google map

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, May 24, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Included in your registration:

  • A commemorative 2024 Finisher medal
  • A personalized race bib (register before May 1, 2024)
  • A commemorative, reusable drawstring bag
  • A FREE upgrade to the premium Runkeeper Go™ for personalized training, tailored motivation, and in-depth insights to help reach your goals
  • Nuun on course
  • Xact Nutrition on course at 11K in a mix of strawberry, apricot and orange flavours
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • A post-race beer from Kichesippi Beer co.
  • Post-race recovery food
  • Virtual option available

Additional features:

  • Commemorative t-shirts by Surge Activewear are available for purchase during registration.
  • Photography and videography available for purchase.

Green Bib:

Run Ottawa is offering a Green Bib option at registration for those wishing to reduce their environmental footprint. In lieu of a medal or any mailed amenities, you can choose to divert part of your registration fee to the Green Bib fund which supports the Desjardins Charity Challenge.


Course Features

  • Kilometre markers along the entire route.
  • Water/Nuun stations are set up approximately every 3K. Nuun is served at the first tables of each station, and water at the following tables.
  • An Xact Nutrition station is located before the water stations at 11K.
  • Cooling and misting stations available on-course.
  • Portable toilets at every water station.
  • Cheering and entertainment stations.
  • Full medical services on the route and at the finish line.

For answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) please visit the Registration Information page.