Saturday 5K Series

Please note: online registration for our May 4th event will close Friday at 2pm. We will be accepting Race Day registrations starting at 8am.

$15 adults $10 Run Ottawa Members – 18 and under free. Cash only please.


For the past 5 years we have seen incredible growth in our Saturday 5K series. We experienced and witnessed an exciting level of enthusiasm and participation from runners of all ages and abilities.

In 2019 we are going to move to a fun, fresh model with a series of four runs. We believe with your help, we can utilize these events to do further good in our community.

Starting in May we will be moving to a nominal fee of $10 per run which we will share with a different charity partner each month.

Online registration is $10.00 for adults. Youth/Kids under the age of 18 will run for free. Run Ottawa members will pay $5.00 online.  Please see the fee structure below.  We will continue to provide prizing from Sports 4 at our post-race socials after every event.

We ask that you please register online for this series. Raceday registration will be available for $15.00

Come run at your pace of choice on this scenic route that is held on the roads and pathways within the Central Experimental Farm.

These events are self timed, aided by a digital clock at the finish line. Water will be available on-site. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for their support of our Saturday Farm Runs. To learn more about the Museum and all their great programs, please visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter @agmuseum


Youth/Kids 18 and under Run Ottawa Members Non-member
Free $5.00+HST $10.00+HST

Date and Start Time

Saturday 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.  Kids Run Ottawa Free 1K starts at 8:30 a.m.

2019 Dates:

May 4th – Run Like A Kid  – proceeds to Start2Finish Kids Run Ottawa School program –

August 3rd –  Charity TBD

September 7th  –  Charity TBD

October 5th –  Charity TBD

On May 4th we hope you’ll run to support the work of Start2Finish.

Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at-risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change. Through their 50 weekly Running & Reading Club after-school programs operating in Ottawa and across Canada, they help children build physical, academic, social and psychological skills/agencies so they can graduate and enter the workforce. Over the past 4 years,  Run Ottawa’s Kids Run Ottawa program has provided over 600 no-charge entries into the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend to students from Robert E. Wilson, Queen Mary and Molly Brant Elementary Schools. Thank you.

Learn more about Start2Finish here.


Look for the signs that will direct you to the parking areas within the Central Experimental Farm.  There is no charge to park and the lots are fairly close to the registration area. For more information contact Joe Du Vall via email, [email protected] or call 613-234-2221.

Kids Run Ottawa

Schools and run clubs, please visit Kids Run Ottawa for a fun, active program designed for students 6-12 years old.


Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on the Central Experimental Farm (Maple Drive). Enter via Prince of Wales Drive on the west side of the traffic circle or Fisher Avenue and Island Park Drive. Washrooms are located in Building 85, next to the ‘dairy barn.’


This course follows the roads of the Central Experimental Farm and has two loops. Wheelchair Racing Possible  This two loop race course makes it not suitable for wheelchair racing but may be suitable for some recreational participants. Please contact us for more information.


Thanks to our partners at Sports 4, random draws will be held afterwards.


Volunteers are always welcome! You can assist in the assembly and disassembly of the course, and still participate in the race. To find out more about volunteering, please contact [email protected].


All medical services for these events are provided by St. John Ambulance.