Desjardins Run to Empower 5K

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Run to Empower supports and promotes the advancement of women’s running in Canada. Endeavouring to highlight remarkable local talent, Run to Empower includes a performance race for women only, provides an opportunity for all humans to run together in celebration of women’s running, and looks to inspire the next generation by introducing young runners to strong, empowered role models. 

OTTAWA’S FASTEST WOMEN 5K (75 spots)

Performance race for all women 12+ (cisgender and transgender). Must have run sub 22:00 5K after September 18, 2021, or run an acceptable/equivalent result (you will be prompted to upload your time and race during registration). Registration includes medal, timing, free downloadable race photos, post-race snacks, 15% off promo code for the Run Ottawa shop, and a 473 mL can of Kichesippi Beer’s Warrior Woman APA (19+). Shirts are available for purchase during registration. 

Awards:

1. $500 + entry to Ottawa 10K
2. $400 + entry to Ottawa 10K
3. $300  + entry to Ottawa 10K
4. $200  + entry to Ottawa 10K
5. $100 + entry to Ottawa 10K
6-10. Entry refunded

Event Record Bonus
If any runner in the performance field breaks the existing event record, they will receive a bonus of $500. Rachel Hannah set the course record of 15:57.5 in 2014.

Canadian 5K Road Race Record Bonus
If any runner in the performance field breaks the existing Canadian 5K road race record, they will win a bonus of $2,000. Emilie Mondor set the record at 15:16 in 2004.

 

RUN TO EMPOWER OPEN 5K

12+, all genders welcome

Registration includes medal**, timing, free downloadable race photos, post-race snacks and a 473 mL can of Kichesippi Beer’s Warrior Woman APA (19+). Shirts are available for purchase during registration.

**Those who’ve opted to go green will have a donation made in lieu of receiving a medal.

LITTLE WARRIORS KIDS RUN 1K 

12 and under, all genders welcome

THE GREEN BIB

In an effort to offer participants the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint and support their community, Run Ottawa has initiated a Green Bib option at registration. The Green Bib does not include a race t-shirt (unless purchased) or medal, and a donation will be made to the OSEG Foundation’s Girls on the Run Ottawa program.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Winding Lane/Ash Lane (Experimental Farm)

Start times:
Little Warriors Kids 1K Run: 8:30 am
Ottawa’s Fastest Woman 5K: 9:00 am
Run to Empower Open 5K: 9:30 am

Race kit pick-up:

Race kit pick-up will take place on-site at Winding Lane/Ash Lane at the Central Experimental Farm on race day Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 am.

Timing: Results will be posted at Sportstats.ca.

Photography: Free professional, downloadable race photos will be provided by FinisherPix.  

On-line registration closes Sunday September 25th at 11:59pm. On-site registration will be available. Pre-registration is encouraged to receive the best price!

Volunteer for Desjardins Run to Empower.


FAQ

Q) I ordered a t-shirt, will that be in my race kit?
Yes, purchased shirts and fuel packs will be in your race kit. iTab plaques come directly from iTab, about a month after your race. 

Q) Will there be race day parking?
Please look for Run Ottawa’s event parking signs for free parking north of NCC Scenic Driveway.

Q) Will there be washrooms available?
Comfort stations will be available within close proximity of the start/finish line.

Q) Can I run with a stroller?
Yes! We ask that people running with strollers line up at the back of the corral. 

Q) Will times be uploaded onto SportsStats?
Yes, timing will be official and uploaded to SportsStats.

Q) I don’t need another medal but I want a shirt!
Fantastic! You can register using the Green Bib option and purchase a shirt during registration. 

Q) How much money is going to the OSEG Foundation’s Girls on the Run Ottawa program if I choose the Green Bib option?
$10 of your registration fees will go to the OSEG Foundation’s Girls on the Run Ottawa program. You can also top up your donation at the end of the registration process.

Q) What goodies are in the race kit?
Registration includes medal**, timing, free downloadable race photos. Shirts are available for purchase during registration.

Those who’ve opted to go green will not receive a medal and a donation will be made to the OSEG Foundation’s Girls on the Run Ottawa program in lieu of receiving a medal. 

Q) Is there prizing for non-elite participants?
Bragging rights! Prizing for this event will be focusing on Ottawa’s Fastest Women 5K presented by Bushtukah.

Q) I didn’t buy a shirt or a fuel pack when I registered, how can I get those items now?
On the event page, you’ll see a ‘Store’ button in blue, select that, confirm your registration and proceed to the event store, there you can purchase a t-shirt, nutrition, and a personalized iTab medal.

*Please note event details are subject to change. Any questions please email questions@runottawa.ca.