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About Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon

The Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon is a chance for kids to take part in the excitement of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. This special marathon starts weeks before race day, as young marathoners add kilometres by taking part in regular physical activities, such as running, soccer, basketball, and hockey. It all culminates on Sunday morning with a 1.2 km race to the finish.

Parents: Download the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon Information Package for parents, which includes all the information you need, plus a Tracker Sheet for marking down your child’s kilometres.

Elementary schools and kids run clubs: Run Ottawa has designed a 14-week program for kids between the ages of 6-12 that can be easily implemented in the classroom or outside of the classroom in an organized run club. Register for the program here.

New link to parents package

link to new Kids Run Ottawa School Program page (see below)

Please note that children are expected to run on their own.


Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Race start: 8:00 a.m.


DateRegular FeeRun Ottawa Member
Sept. 1 to Dec. 31$25.00$15.00
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31$25.00$15.00
Apr. 1 to May 22$25.00$15.00
Race Week$25.00$15.00

Become a member of Run Ottawa and get an immediate $10 off when you register for any 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend event! Find out more here!


  • This race is designed for kids 6-12.
  • Volunteer teachers accompany the runners.
  • The route is secured by the Ottawa Police Service.
  • Other adults are not allowed on the course.


This race happens fast. We recommend that you make arrangements with your child before the race as to where you are going to watch and meet afterward. You cannot be at the finish line if you want to watch the start.


Visit our volunteering page for more information about volunteering opportunities and volunteer contact information.