Athletic Standards

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend supports the dedication and commitment of elite athletes competing in the 2022 Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Athletics Canada Canadian 10K Championships by offering an attractive prize money structure including a bonus structure.

Prize money for the 2022 Tartan Ottawa International Marathon and Athletics Canada Canadian 10K Championships is available only to athletes who pre-register for either race through the elite athlete application form. Athletes who register through open registration will not be eligible.

International Athletes

For the World Athletics Gold Label Tartan Ottawa International Marathon, we are looking for international athletes capable of sub 2:09 (men), sub 2:26 (women) for the marathon. The Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Subaru will not be a World Athletics Gold Label race for 2022, therefore we will not be recruiting international athletes for this year’s race.

Canadian Elite Athlete Status

Canadian elite athletes must now meet the outlined athletic standards to be eligible for elite athlete status.

  • Elite A Standard receives complimentary entry, travel and accommodation assistance*, and front line access. 
  • Elite B Standard receives complimentary entry and front line access.

(*Travel assistance for Canadian Athletes is limited to a maximum of $1000 and accommodations may be shared with another athlete.)

Athletic Standards

For guaranteed entry based on the time standards below, athletes must apply for elite status, via the elite application form by April 18, 2022.

Male

Elite A Standard Elite B Standard Notes

10 k Qualifier

5 K

sub 14:20

sub 15:15

 Must have run the standard since May 26, 2020

10 K

sub 30:00

sub 32:00

Must have run the standard since May 26, 2020

Marathon Qualifier

1/2 marathon

sub 1:05:00

sub 1:08:30

Must have run the standard since May 26, 2019

Marathon

sub 2:19:00

sub 2:27:00

Must have run the standard since January 1, 2019

Female

Elite A Standard Elite B Standard Notes

10 k Qualifier

5 K

sub16:20

sub 18:30

Must have run the standard since May 26, 2020

10 K

sub 34:00

sub 39:00

Must have run the standard since May 26, 2020

Marathon Qualifier

1/2 marathon

sub 1:16:00

sub 1:22:00

Must have run the standard since May 26, 2019

Marathon

sub 2:43:00

sub 3:00:00

Must have run the standard since Jan 1, 2019

If you have any questions, please email the Elite Coordinator, Dylan Wykes.