Health and Fitness Expo and Race Kit Pick Up

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Health and Fitness Expo is a two-day event that attracts exhibitors from all over North America. Located at Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park, 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 on site registration and Race Kit Pick-Up. You can have someone pick up your race kit at the Health and Fitness Expo! Please provide them with your bib number.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN GREEN BIB ONLY (no medal):

10K: $115.00 (green bib, no medal)
5K: $50.00 (green bib, no medal)
2K: $35.00 (green bib, no medal)
(20% off for youth)

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, May 24, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location for 2024:

Aberdeen Pavilion
Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5J3

Directions: Google map

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.

Free monitored bike parking is available at the Health and Fitness Expo courtesy of our friends at Velofix Ottawa.

Confirmed vendors

  • Running Room
  • Garmin
  • Kintec
  • Xact Nutrition
  • Surge Activewear
  • La Foulee Sportive
  • 360 Athletics
  • Marsquest
  • Abritu Sport
  • Sports4
  • ZiZu Optics
  • Oofos
  • Euro-sports
  • Brix
  • Cayman Islands Tourism
  • Mt. Tremblant Half Marathon
  • Balmoral
  • Feelgr8 (Redox)
  • Quebec City Marathon
  • Tourisme Outaouais
  • Barbados Tourism
  • P’tit Train du Nord
  • TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Canada Running Series)
  • Otto’s Ottawa
  • Desjardins
  • CHEO Foundation
  • Footwear4Kids
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Montreal Marathon
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canada Army Run

Main stage Presentation Schedule

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.

2024 Stage Schedule:

Friday, May 24

  • 10:00 am: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Launch & Elite News Conference presented by Leah Larocque
  • 2:00 pm: Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Ottawa ½ Marathon presented by Desjardins Course Preview (English)
  • 3:30 pm: Saving Lives on Course: A Beginner’s Guide to CPR
  • 5:30 pm: Power Crew Fashion Show 
  • 6:00 pm: Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Ottawa ½ Marathon presented by Desjardins Course Preview (Bilingual)

Saturday

  • 9:30 am: Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins Course Preview (English)
  • 10:30 am: Race Prep with John Stanton, presented by Running Room
  • 1:30 pm: Saving Lives on Course: A Beginner’s Guide to CPR
  • 3:00 pm: Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Ottawa Half Marathon presented by Desjardins Course Preview (Bilingual)
  • 4:30 pm: Running for your Mental Health, ft. Aaron Burros

Tartan Ottawa International Marathon bus tour

The bus tour will leave from the Aberdeen Pavilion. Tickets are free and can be obtained at the Info Booth outside at the Health Expo at Aberdeen Pavilion on a first come first served basis.

Saturday, May 25
9:30 am
11:30 am