Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper


The Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper takes participants past Ottawa’s historic Parliament buildings, by the storied Chateau Laurier and along the Rideau Canal for a 5K tour of some of Ottawa’s most notable landmarks.

From the region’s fastest runners competing for bragging rights to families running and walking together for charity, the Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper brings together the entire running spectrum in one blast of performance and positivity.

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Location: Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario

Detailed, interactive maps to come shortly.

Current event pricing:
$70.00 CAD + applicable fee + hst
In-person, virtual and Green Bib options available
20% off for youth (3-18 years of age)
0-2 years of age are free

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

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.
  • Water on course
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • 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 notes:

  • Kilometre markers
  • 2 water/nuun stations at 2K and 4K

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.