The Ottawa 59.2 km Challenge


Are you a runner who loves to push the limits? This challenge is for you.

Challenge participants will run four events during the 2023 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend: the Ottawa 2K presented by ASICS Runkeeper, the Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper, the Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa and the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon.

Four events. For a whopping 59.2 km in total distance!

Challenge participants will get a unique challenge t-shirt and medal, as well as a medal from each race!

This challenge is restricted to participants 18 years of age and older.

How much does it cost?

When you register for The Ottawa 59.2 km Challenge, you are registering for four different events. The cost of the challenge is those four events and includes the extra swag.

Current event pricing:
$400.00 CAD + applicable fee + hst
In-person, virtual and Green Bib options available

Please note: strollers are not allowed on course

New Expo location for 2023!

Aberdeen Pavilion

Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5J3

Directions: Google map

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, May 26, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 27, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

I am already registered for one of these events. Can I still register?

Yes! Access your personalized dashboard through your confirmation email and you will see the option to join the challenge.  You will be charged only for the remaining races needed to complete the challenge.

Included with your registration:

  • A commemorative 2023 Finisher medal
  • A personalized race bib (register before May 1, 2023)
  • A commemorative, reusable drawstring bag
  • Free premium upgrade of Runkeeper to Runkeeper GO, which includes access to customizable training plans.
  • Nuun and Xact Nutrition on course
  • Photography and videography available for purchase.
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • A post-race beer from Kichesippi Beer co.
  • Post-race recovery food
  • Virtual option available

Course Features

  • Kilometre markers along the all routes.
  • Water/Nuun stations.
  • Xact Nutrition stations.
  • 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.

Hotel Information & Reservations

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has partnered with several hotels to secure the best pricing for your stay in Ottawa. You can book now or through the confirmation page after your race registration has been completed. Details, including cancellation policies, are available with each hotel listing.

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