Run Ottawa’s Annual 5K Light Run

It’s the most run-derful time of the year!

Run or walk the 5K route through the festive streets and parks of downtown Ottawa. Plus, have a chance to win prizes for best festive costume and most creative route photo!

This event is free to everyone, however, donations are being accepted for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend’s Desjardins Charity Challenge Partner: the Ottawa Food Bank which provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its network of over 100 emergency food programs across the city.

If possible, please consider giving to help people get beyond hunger this holiday season. You can donate through the registration form. Thank you!


Date: TBD
Location: Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill
Start time: 7:00 pm

Alternatively, you can run the route on your own—just make sure to tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram before Sunday, December 18 to qualify for the prizing!

*You must be registered to be eligible for prizing. The route and instructions on how to upload your times and/or photos will be sent to you once you register.