Race Weekend Facts and Figures
1: The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada.
2: The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the only running event in North America, and the second in the world, to host two International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Gold label events: the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and the Ottawa 10K.
4: The Ottawa 10K is only the fourth 10K in the world, and first in Canada, to be awarded the coveted Gold label from the IAAF. The Ottawa 10K is also home to the Canadian 10K Championships.
14: It is estimated that Race Weekend pumps approximately $14 million into the Ottawa economy.
250: Each year, the Drill Hall is converted into a satellite site of The Ottawa Hospital – a fully equipped medical area complete with 250 medical volunteers including emergency room doctors and nurses, paramedics. There are also 10 medical stations on the route and a mobile medical team on bicycles.
2,500: The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend relies on the dedicated support of more than 2,500 volunteers.
20,000: Number of sponges to be handed out to marathon and half-marathon runners
39,000: Number of out of town visitors who travel to Ottawa for Race Weekend.
200,000: Approximately 200,000 spectators will be cheering on runners along the Rideau Canal, at official cheering stations and along the course throughout the weekend.
555,000: Number of drinking cups that will be diverted from the landfill thanks to our partnership with Cascades Recovery.
826,175: In 2017, more than 64 charities participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raising $826,175 for their causes.