Health and Fitness Expo

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Health and Fitness Expo is a two-day event that attracts exhibitors from all over North America. Relocated at Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park for 2023, the Expo is Canada’s largest health and fitness expo, 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.

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, May 26, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 27, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

New location for 2023!

Aberdeen Pavilion

Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5J3

Directions: Google map

Confirmed vendors

  • Running Room & Brooks Running
  • Garmin
  • La Foulee Sportive
  • Marsquest
  • Abritu Sport
  • Sports4
  • Zizu Optics
  • OOFOS Canada
  • DM Mont-Tremblant
  • Rideau Sports Centre
  • Brix
  • KT Tape
  • Cayman Islands
  • Maple3
  • Vodkow
  • Surge Activewear
  • Otto’s Ottawa
  • Xact Nutrition
  • St. John Ambulance
  • CHEO Foundation
  • Footwear4Kids
  • Desjardins
  • Ottawa Lions
  • Around the Bay
  • Canadian Running Series
  • Montreal Marathon
  • Around the Bay
  • Mississauga Half
  • Quebec City Marathon
  • Somersault

Secure Bike Parking at City Hall

Free monitored bike parking is available during the races courtesy of our friends at the Nakkertok Nordic Cross Country Ski Club. Look for the Nakkertok sign under the overhang on the North side of City Hall (near Festival Plaza).

Saturday, May 27 3:00 p.m – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 28 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tartan Ottawa International Marathon Course Preview

Find out what you’ll see along the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon course! Which dynamic neighbourhoods 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:

Friday, May 26
11:00 am (English)
3:00 pm (francais)
7:00 pm (English)

Saturday, May 27
11:00 am (English)
2:00 pm (francais)


Footwear 4 Kids

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.


If you’re interested in exhibiting please visit our exhibitors page.