Ottawa Marathon, one of Canada’s largest marathons, is held in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, as a part of the Ottawa Race Weekend. Starting from 1975, the event has grown over the years. It now attracts thousands of participants. Ottawa Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and is also used for the Canadian Masters Marathon Championship and the Canadian Forces Running Championships. The marathon is capped at 5,500 runners.
Men: 7:00 am
The entry fees is $105 for the marathon if registered earlier. To participate in Ottawa Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
The marathon features a fast, scenic route with few elevation changes and travels through some of Ottawa’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and popular landmarks. The race is open to all and no qualifying time is required. Considered to be an excellent course for first timers, it should provide an environment conducive to setting a PR. It is a unique course in that it travels through two Canadian provinces.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
There is a 7 hour enforced time limit for marathon. Runners who have not crossed the Alexandra bridge in 4 hours and 30 minutes from the start time(7:00am) will be directed towards the finish line.
Men: Laban Moiben (Kenya) 2:09:12 (2012)
Women: Asmae Leghazoui (Morroco) 2:27:41 (2009)
Prize Money & Awards
- 1st Place – $ 20,000
- 2nd Pace – $ 12,000
- 3rd Place – $ 10,000
- 4th Place – $ 5,000
- 5th Place – $ 4,000
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All the finishers will be given finisher’s medal and certificate. All 5k participants will receive a tech shirt.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- Water / Gatorade stations are set up every 3km for the marathon and half marathon
- Gatorade Performance (orange or lemon lime) is served at the first tables of each station, and water at the following table.
- 10K has three water stations.
- 5K has one water station.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 12C to 23C / 54F to 74F.