Health and Fitness Expo

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday May 26, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday May 27, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday May 28, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Health and Fitness Expo is a two-and-a-half day affair that attracts exhibitors from all over North America. Located at the Shaw Centre, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Expo is Canada’s largest, featuring numerous retailers, and attracting thousands of people each year. The Expo is free to enter and open to the public. The Expo is also the site of Race Kit Pick-Up.


Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9J2

Click here for directions.


Secure Bike Parking

Free monitored bike parking is available at the Health and Fitness Expo and during the races
courtesy of our friends at the Nakkertok Nordic Cross Country Ski Club.

Bike Parking at the Health and Fitness Expo

Look for the pop-up tent across from the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive (between Colonel By and the Rideau canal).

Thursday, May 27 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 28 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bike Parking at City Hall

Look for the Nakkertok sign under the overhang on the North side of City Hall (near Festival Plaza).

Saturday, May 28 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29 6:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Tartan Ottawa International Marathon Course Preview

Find out what you’ll see along the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon course! Which dynamic neighborhoods will you be running through? What historic landmarks will you set your eyes on? Where are the cheer stations and aid stations? Find out on the main stage at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Health and Fitness Expo:

Thursday, May 26
7:00 pm (English)

Friday, May 27
11:00 am (English)
3:00 pm (francais)
7:00 pm (English)

Saturday, May 28
11:00 am (English)
2:00 pm (francais)


Footwear 4 Kids

For 2022, we’ve partnered with the local organization Footwear 4 Kids to collect and recycle running shoes for kids and adults. You can bring your gently-used footwear to the Health and Fitness expo during Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Footwear 4 Kids will distribute them to low-income children, youth, and families in need in the City of Ottawa through close collaboration with the Caldwell Family Centres Clothing Assistance Program.


List of exhibitors

Rally Beer Company

ZiZU Optics

Marathon Beneva de Montreal

Running Room Canada

The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

La Foulée Sportive

St. John Ambulance – Ottawa

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre



Otto’s Ottawa


Je Cours Qc (Gestev)


HelloFresh Canada



Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club


SURGE Activewear Inc

TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Canadian Blood Services


Ottawa First Responders Foundation

Canada Army Run

Footwear4kids project