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About Canada Day Road Races

The tradition continues! We hope you’ll join us on July 1st for the 32nd edition of the Canada Day Road Races presented by our friends at Bushtukah in support of the Kanata Food Cupboard.

Once again all races will be held in conjunction with the great Canada Day in Kanata festivities at Walter Baker Park, which features a Kids Zone, midway and all sorts of attractions for some great post- race fun.

The day features a run for everyone…10K, 5K, 1K Kids Run (ages 6-12) and a 100m Tot Trot for kids 5 and under.

All runners receive commemorative shirts, medals and post-race snacks courtesy of the Kanata Food Cupboard.

We’ll see you there!

You can keep up to date with news on this run and other Run Ottawa events by following us on Facebooktwitter and Instagram.

We also hope you’ll consider becoming a member of Run Ottawa. Everyone is welcome! Great people, great runs and great benefits…find out more here!

Run Ottawa also features a series of free and affordable Kids Runs throughout the year. Please visit Kids Run Ottawa to learn more about our program designed for young runners 6-12 years.


Date; Sunday, July 1st

Location: Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Walter Baker Pl….off Terry Fox Dr.

Start times: 10K – 7:45am 5K – 8:00am Tot Trot – 9:30am 1K Kids Run – 9:45am

(subject to change)


Complete details of 10K and 5K course will be provided once confirmed. Both courses will take place on partially closed roads. Runners have cone lanes and traffic will be managed with volunteers and police at key intersections. All races will start and finish at the Kanata Recreation Complex.

Please note: Athletes competing with Wheelchair – With these races taking place on partially closed roads there are sections that pass multiple vehicle entry points, posing great risk to those competing in racing wheelchairs. It may be suitable for recreational athletes. Please contact Joe Du Vall directly for further consultation.


Please note Run Ottawa Members will receive $10 discount. Youth member $5 discount.

Online registration is now open and will close on June 27th at midnight.

Register before June 11th and save!

Adult 10K or 5K – $45
Youth (18 and under) 10K or 5K – $20
1K Kids Run – $15
100m Tot Trot – $5

Full Price registration June 11 – 26th

Adult 10K or 5K – $50
Youth (18 and under) 10K or 5K – $20
1K Kids Run (6-12) – $15
100m Tot Trot – $5

10K – 5K – registration includes commemorative medal, sublimated tech shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!

1K Kids Run (6-12) – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa collectible medal, youth tech shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!

100m Tot Trot – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa collectible medal, post-race snacks, inclusion in draw prizes.


Timing will be provided by Sportstats. Full results will be posted on the Sportstats website post-race.


If you’d like to pick-up your bib/shirt in advance we have two opportunities for you to do so. Please note: at this time there will be no on-site registration.

Friday, June 29
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Bushtukah Westboro, 203 Richmond Road

Saturday, June 30
Noon to 6:00pm
Bushtukah, 5607 Hazeldean Road (just east of Iber Road near Lowe’s)


Race Kit pick up: Race Kit pick-up will start at 7am on July 1st within the Recovery Field – Run Ottawa Tent – Kanata Recreation Complex– please note at this time there will be no race day registration.

Parking: Free parking is available at the Sobey’s, along Edgewater Dr and along Maple Grove Rd. Please see site plan. Please note: because of midway/course set-up parking is not available at the Kanata Recreation Complex.

Baggage Check: For this event we will provide a baggage check within the Recovery Field.

Washrooms: Please note the Kanata Recreation Complex will be closed. Comfort stations will be available within the event site.

First Aid: Will be provided by the Canadian Ski Patrol

Hydration: Our official water supplier is Aquahaulics featuring bottle refill station and misting tent. Nuun hydration will be available in recovery.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer with Run Ottawa for the Canada Day Road Races, please let Dave know at Thanks!


Awards: Within the post-race social on the Recovery Field, awards will be provided to the following:

General Awards

The top 3 male and female runners in the 10K event will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from Bushtukah Great Outdoor Gear in the following amounts.

The 4th and 5th place men/women overall will receive Bushtukah gift cards.

10K PrizingCashBushtukah Gift Card

The top 3 male and female runners overall in the 5K will receive a Bushtukah gift card.

5K PrizingBushtukah Gift Card

Age categories awards

There will be age category prizes to the first in each group only:

Category awards for 5K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+

Category awards for 10K: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Note: Overall winners are not eligible for age group prizes.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K and Tot Trot receive finisher’s medals.

All runners in the 10K, 5K, 1K receive a race t-shirt.

Top finisher prizes will be given out to the first three male and female finishers in each event. Please note overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes.

For all other participants and Run Ottawa Members there will be additional prize draws featuring Bushtukah gift cards/Zizu sunglasses/Run Ottawa Race entries and more!

See you in Kanata on Canada Day! Any questions please email

*Please note event dates and details are subject to change.