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About The 5-15 Farm Run

It’s our annual “Running with the Cows” event….the 5/15 Farm Run presented by Sports 4 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on the grounds of the Central Experimental Farm…..It’s traditionally a beautiful evening for either a 5K or 15K run on the farm. New this year we’re pleased to introduce a Kids Run to kick the evening off as well.

5/15 is also significant in that at 5:15pm the cow whisperers will be running the cows to the field at that time…we invite you to bring the whole family out to enjoy!

We also would like to acknowledge the support we receive from the Friends of the Farm who prepare our refreshing post-race snacks under the big tent!

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; Wednesday, July 18th

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Meadowview Barn,

Central Experimental Farm

Start times: 1K – Kids Run 6:00pm 5K/15K- 6:30pm


5K/15K: Start and Finish are on Morningside Lane just south of the NCC Scenic Driveway. The course follows the roads/paths and sidewalks of the Central Experimental Farm. There is a small section (approx. 400m) set on gravel pathways. 5K runners will complete one loop. 15K runners will complete 3 loops.

Please note: Athletes competing with Wheelchair – This race navigates over curbs, gravel paths and sidewalks making it unsuitable for wheelchair racing. It may be suitable for recreational competitors. Please consult further with Joe Du Vall should you have any questions.


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

Online registration is now open and will close on Monday, July 16th at midnight.

Register before June 20th and save!

Adult 5K or 15K – $30
Youth (18 and under) 5K or 15K – $15
1K Kids Run (6-12) – $15

Full Price registration June 20 – July 17th

Adult 10K or 5K – $35
Youth (18 and under) 10K or 5K – $15
1K Kids Run (6-12) – $15

5K – 15K – registration includes commemorative medal, sleeveless tech shirt, post-race snacks, timing, inclusion in draw prizes!

1K Kids Run – registration includes Kids Run Ottawa collectible medal, youth tech shirt, post-race snacks, timing, 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 an opportunity for you to do so. Please note at this time there will be no on-site registration.

Sunday, July 8
10:00am to 1:00pm
Sports 4 149 Bank Street


Kit pick up: Open 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Meadowview Barn, Building 95…The Big Tent – Agriculture and Food Museum – Central Experimental Farm

Parking: Please follow the parking signs directing you to the free parking lots near the start/finish lines.

Baggage Check: Baggage check will be provided on site.

Washrooms: Limited indoor washrooms are available on site within building 95. Comfort stations will be available at start line.

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

First Aid : St. John Ambulance will be on site throughout the event.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer with Run Ottawa for the 5/15 Races, please let Dave know at Thanks!


Awards: Within the post-race social under The Big Tent, awards will be provided to the following:

Top finisher prizes will be given out to the first three male and female finishers in both 5K and 15K. Please note overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes.

There will also be age category prizes for the first in category. (men and women)

5 km: 14 and under/ 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+ / 70-79 and 80+

15 km: 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 Plus

For all other participants and Run Ottawa Members there will be additional prize draws featuring Sports 4 gift cards/Zizu glasses/Run Ottawa Race entries and more!

Hope to see you on the Farm! Any questions please email

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