News conferences and media schedule

Friday, May 26 – Credentials pick-up and News conferences

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 1.m. Media Credentials Pick-up

(Ottawa City Hall, Colonel By Room)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Launch News Conference

Speeches, one-on-one interviews with Mayor Jim Watson, organizers, sponsors

(Ottawa City Hall, Colonel By Room)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Media availability and Photo Op – Canadian 10K Championships 

Dylan Wykes, Elite athlete coordinator; Top Canadian men and women; one-on-one interviews; photos

(Wellington Salon, 3rd floor, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street)

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Media availability and Photo Op – Tartan Ottawa International Marathon elite athletes 

Dylan Wykes, Elite athlete coordinator; Top international men and women; one-on-one interviews; photos

(Wellington Salon, 3rd floor, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street)

Saturday, May 27 – Kids Marathon, 2K, 5K, 10K Race Day

1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Media Center Open

Food and beverages available, credentials pick up

(Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, Lisgar St.)

2:00 p.m. Kids Marathon 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

2:02 p.m.: Finish Line

3:00 p.m. Ottawa 2K presented by ASICS Runkeeper 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

3:05 p.m.:  Finish Line

4:00 p.m. Ottawa 5K presented by ASICS Runkeeper 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

4:15 p.m.: Finish Line

6:30 p.m. Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

6:55 p.m.: Finish Line

Winners available for scrum in Media Area at the Finish Line.

Sunday, May 28 – Marathon, Half Marathon Race Day

6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Media Center Open

Food and beverages available

(Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room, Lisgar St.)

6:55 a.m. Wheelchair Marathon 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

7:00 a.m. Tartan Ottawa International Marathon 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

9:00 a.m.: Finish Line

9:00 a.m. Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins 

(Laurier Ave. at Elgin St.)

9:55 a.m.: Finish Line

12:00 p.m. Closing news conference

Weekend wrap-up with Race Director Ian Fraser, presentation of Charity Challenge cheque to partner charities by Desjardins

(Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall)