Plan Your Weekend

Getting around Ottawa can be made fun during Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend!

Race Kit Pick-Up at the Health and Fitness Expo. 

Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park

Health and Fitness Expo hours: 

  • Friday, May 25 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A pleasant 30 minute walk, a short bike ride or roll from Ottawa City Hall along Ottawa’s beautiful and historic Rideau Canal. 

Use the Ottawa Public Transit travel planner to help get you to the Health and Fitness Expo to pick up your Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend race kit.

Getting to the Start Line and Race Weekend Festivities 

Marion Dewar Festival Plaza (and START lines): 110 Laurier Ave W.

Did you know that transportation to a start line has the largest environmental impact in an event like Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend? Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is held in the downtown core so it’s easy for all of us to reduce our carbon footprint!

Use Ottawa’s famous multi-use pathways to walk, jog or cycle from your home, hotel or rental; it’s a great warm-up for your race too!

Public Transportation
Use the Ottawa Public Transit travel planner to help get you to the start line. The LRT (Light Rail Transit) stops closest to the start line are University Of Ottawa and Parliament.
Coming from out of town? Ottawa Public Transit has park and ride stations outside of the city centre, most stations connect to the pathways, bring your bike to use the Rack and Roll option. 

Parking is limited but street parking, private lots and City of Ottawa lots are available.

Bike Rentals in Ottawa
Escape Bicycle Tours is located on Sparks Street and they offer affordable bike, scooter and e-bike rentals. They also offer cycling tours of Ottawa. Reserve your bike and/or tour by visiting their website.  

Secure Bike Parking at City Hall
Free monitored bike parking is available during the races courtesy of our friends at Velofix Ottawa. 

Look for the Velofix van and flags under the overhang on the North side of City Hall (near Festival Plaza).

Hours of operation:

  • Saturday, May 25 (13:00 – 21:00)
  • Sunday, May 26 (6:00 – 13:00)