Run Ottawa’s Annual 5K Light Run

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

The 2023 Light Run is a self-guided run through the streets of the nation’s capital in celebration of the holiday season and the ‘Winter Lights Across Canada’. Run or walk the suggested 5K route through the festive streets and parks of downtown Ottawa, or even create your own 5K route in your neighbourhood! Participate throughout the duration of Winter Lights Across Canada, plus have a chance to win prizes for best festive costume and most creative route photo!

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: duration of Winter Lights Across Canada (TBD)
Location: virtual

Make sure to tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram 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.