Ottawa Runs You Might Like - May 2017

Ottawa Runs You Might Like - May

May has some of Ottawa's biggest and best running events! Here's a short list of a few new adventures for your running bucket list.

Already familiar with these runs? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming Ottawa road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Black Fly Trail Race

Date: May 6, 2017
Distance: Ultra

The Black Fly Trail Race (the first 3Beavers Racing event of the season) is a timed ultra-trail race in which participants attempt to complete the greatest number of loops of a grueling race course within a set time limit of 3, 6, or 12 hours. 

Wakefield Covered Bridge Run

Date: May 6, 2017
Distance: 3k, 5k, 10k, Half-marathon

If you're looking for something just outside of the city the Wakefield Covered Bridge Run takes runners through some of Wakefield's most beautiful and picturesque landscapes. The event offers a 3k for kids and their parents, a 5k along the Gatineau River and across the Covered Bridge, and 10k or half marathon trail options.

Shoppers Run for Women Ottawa

Date: May 7, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women is part of a national women's race series offering a 5K, 10K & Little Steps Girls 1K. The event is timed and raises funds for women's mental health programs in your community. 

Sporting Life 10k

Date: May 14, 2017
Distance: 10k

The Sporting Life 10K is a fun, flat, fast 10k road race over the Colonel By Drive. The race supports CHEO. Helping sick children and research through the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and is run the same day as it's sister event in Toronto.

Colonel By Classic

Date: May 20, 2017
Distance: 1k, 3k, 8k

The Colonel By Classic takes place on the same weekend as the Somersault Events Early Bird Triathlon and Duathlon held earlier the same morning. The shorter race distances make this one a popular warm-up event for Ottawa Race Weekend. 

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Date: May 27-28, 2017
Distance: 2k, 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Kid's Marathon

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is Canada’s largest running weekend. Last year close to 47,000 people participated in six events; everything from 2K right up to the full marathon. This is a must hit, bucket list event for any runner!

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Published on Mar 30, 2017