Ottawa Race Weekend
Date4th weekend of May
LocationOttawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon, 10K run, 5K run, 2K, 1.2K Kids Marathon
Primary sponsorTamarack, Scotiabank
Established1975 (46 years ago) (1975)
Course recordsMarathon:
Men:
 Yemane Tsegay (ETH) 2:06:54
Women:
 Gelete Burka (ETH) 2:22:17
10K:
Men:
 Deriba Merga (ETH) 27:24
Women:
 Gladys Cherono (KEN) 30:56
Official siteOttawa Race Weekend
Participants2,776 marathon finishers (2019)[1][2]
9,755 (2019)
3:15 marathon pace rabbit in 2011
3:15 marathon pace rabbit in 2011

The Ottawa Race Weekend (also known as Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend for sponsorship reasons) is an annual weekend of road running events held the last weekend of May in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The two-day running event includes seven races, including the Ottawa Marathon, all of which start and end at Ottawa City Hall.[3] The marathon was first held in 1975, and is categorized as a Gold Label Road Race by World Athletics.[4][5] Over 40,000 participants take part in the races each year.

The Ottawa Race Weekend also includes Canada's largest health and fitness expo, which opens on the Thursday before the weekend. In addition, each year, participants in the Ottawa Race Weekend raise close to $1 million for approximately 25 local and national charities affiliated with the event.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the race were cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.[6]

Races

The race weekend includes seven races: a 1.2 km kids marathon, 2K, 5K, 10K, half marathon, wheelchair marathon, and marathon.[3] All of the races start and finish at Ottawa City Hall.[3]

The signature event of the weekend is the Ottawa Marathon, which was first held in 1975. Today it is the largest marathon event in Canada and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The event is also home to the Canadian Marathon Championships and the Canadian Forces Marathon Championships.

The Ottawa Race Weekend was at one point the only road racing event in the world to host two IAAF Silver Label events: the 10K and the Ottawa Marathon. In 2014 the 10k became the first IAAF Gold Label road race in Canada.[7][8] On October 22, 2015, the Marathon also became an IAAF Gold Label road race.[9][10]

History

2011 and 2012 winner, Laban Moiben, leading the race through the 18 km mark during the 2012 event
2011 and 2012 winner, Laban Moiben, leading the race through the 18 km mark during the 2012 event

Management

The event is organized by Run Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization. More than 2,000 volunteers, including a volunteer race committee, support a team of five full-time staff in organizing the event.

Winners

Key:

   Course record (in bold)
   Canadian championship race

Marathon

Ed. Year Men's winner Time[a] Women's winner Time[a]
2021 Event canceled due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic [19] [19][6]
2020
45th 2019 Kenya Albert Korir 2:08:03 Ethiopia Tigist Girma 2:26:34
44th 2018 Ethiopia Yemane Tsegay 2:08:52 Ethiopia Gelete Burka 2:22:17
43rd 2017 Kenya Eliud Kiptanui 2:10:14 Ethiopia Guteni Imana 2:30:18
42nd 2016 Ethiopia Dino Sefir 2:08:14 Ethiopia Koren Jelela 2:27:06
41st 2015 Ethiopia Girmay Birhanu 2:08:14 Ethiopia Aberu Mekuria 2:25:30
40th 2014 Ethiopia Yemane Tsegay 2:06:54 Ethiopia Tigist Tufa 2:24:30
39th 2013 Ethiopia Tariku Jufar 2:08:04.8 Ethiopia Yeshi Esayias 2:25:30.1
38th 2012 Kenya Laban Moiben 2:09:12.9 Ethiopia Yeshi Esayias 2:28:46
37th 2011 Kenya Laban Moiben 2:10:17.9 Ethiopia Kebebush Haile 2:32:14.0
36th 2010 Japan Arata Fujiwara 2:09:33.4 Ethiopia Merima Mohammed 2:28:19
35th 2009 Kenya David Cheruiyot 2:13:22.6 Morocco Asmae Leghzaoui 2:27:40.9
34th 2008 Kenya David Cheruiyot 2:10:59.8 Morocco Asmae Leghzaoui 2:28:43.9
33rd 2007 Kenya David Cheruiyot 2:10:35.4 Canada Lyudmila Korchagina 2:31:56.6
32nd 2006 Morocco Abderrahime Bouramdane 2:12:18.2 Canada Lyudmila Korchagina 2:29:42.1
31st 2005 Kenya David Cheruiyot 2:14:20.3 Russia Lidiya Vasilevskaya 2:31:52.7
30th 2004 Kenya Elly Rono 2:11:47.4 Russia Lyudmila Korchagina 2:30:53.0
29th 2003 Kenya Joseph Nderitu 2:15:29.2 Canada Sandy Jacobson 2:33:51.9
28th 2002 Kenya Joseph Nderitu 2:14:04.0 Russia Lyudmila Korchagina 2:33:13.3
27th 2001 Kenya Joseph Nderitu 2:15:50.5 Canada Danuta Bartoszek 2:37:58.9
26th 2000 Canada Bruce Deacon 2:17:12.5 Canada Veronique Vandersmissen 2:36:45.1
25th 1999 Canada Bruce Raymer 2:22:24.7 Canada Veronique Vandersmissen 2:39:56.4
24th 1998 United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell 2:31:16 Canada Leslie Carson 2:49:06
23rd 1997 Canada Nick Tsioros 2:25:16 Canada Laura Ruptash 3:01:46
22nd 1996 Canada Jean Lagarde 2:26:02 Canada Kimberley Webb 2:52:03
21st 1995 Canada Jean Lagarde 2:26:53 Canada Noeleen Wadden 2:58:51
20th 1994 Canada Jean Lagarde 2:19:00 Canada France Levasseur 2:50:52
19th 1993 Canada Jean Lagarde 2:23:14 Canada Noeleen Wadden 2:52:31
18th 1992 Canada Michael Petrocci 2:20:03 United States Betsy Kneale 2:47:55
17th 1991 Canada Michael Petrocci 2:23:44 Canada Laura Konantz 2:51:00
16th 1990 Canada Gord Christie 2:18:38 Canada France Levasseur 2:49:33
15th 1989 Canada Gord Christie 2:14:33 Canada Lise Bouchard 2:44:58
14th 1988 Canada Gord Christie 2:18:40 Mexico Margarita Galicia 2:52:08
13th 1987 Canada Peter Maher 2:12:58 Canada Dorothy Goertzen 2:40:59
12th 1986 Canada Bruce Wainman 2:18:24 Canada Joan Groothuysen 2:54:25
11th 1985 United States Ric Sayre 2:16:18 United States Marian Teitsch 2:47:56
10th 1984 Canada Dave Edge 2:13:19 Canada Silvia Ruegger 2:30:37
9th 1983 Canada Mike Dyon 2:21:37 Canada Celia McInnis 2:54:13
8th 1982 United States Greg Leroy 2:21:04 United States Margo Elson 2:50:50
7th 1981 Canada Mike Dyon 2:16:07 Canada Kathryn Tanner 2:48:54
6th 1980 Canada Patrick Montuoro 2:22:54 Canada Christine Lavallee 2:42:50
5th 1979 Canada Jerome Drayton 2:18:05 Canada Jacqueline Gareau 2:47:58
4th 1978 Canada Brian Maxwell 2:16:03 Canada Christine Lavallee 2:47:37
3rd 1977 Canada Mike Dyon 2:18:05 Canada Joann McKinty-Heale 3:02:22
2nd 1976 Canada Wayne Yetman 2:16:32 Canada Eleanor Thomas 3:09:27
1st 1975 Morocco Mehdi Jaouhar 2:26:39 Canada Eleanor Thomas 3:27:28

10K race

Ed. Year Men's winner Time[b] Women's winner Time[b]
cancelled from 2020 to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic[19][6]
34th 2019  Mohammed Ziani (MAR) 28:12  Dorcas Kimeli (KEN) 31:09
33rd 2018  Andamlak Belihu (ETH) 27:48  Alia Mohammed (UAE) 31:36
32nd 2017  Leule Gebrselassie (ETH) 28:42.1  Netsanet Gudeta (ETH) 31:34.1
31st 2016  Mohammed Ziani (MAR) 28:36.5  Peres Jepchirchir (KEN) 31:29
30th 2015  Nicholas Bor (KEN) 27:55  Gladys Cherono (KEN) 30:56
29th 2014  Wilson Kiprop (KEN) 28:00  Mary Keitany (KEN) 31:22
28th 2013  El-Hassan El-Abbassi (MAR) 27:36.6  Malika Assahah (MAR) 31:45.7
27th 2012  Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 27:41.4  Lindsey Scherf (USA) 33:12.8
26th 2011  Deriba Merga (ETH) 28:30.3  Dire Tune (ETH) 31:43.2
25th 2010  Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 28:08.9  Dire Tune (ETH) 32:11.5
24th 2009  Deriba Merga (ETH) 27:23.9  Teyba Erkesso (ETH) 31:50.4
23rd 2008  Julius Kiptoo (KEN) 28:37.0  Emebet Bacha (ETH) 32:42.1
22nd 2007  Simon Bairu (CAN) 28:29.1  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 33:01.2
21st 2006  George Misoi (KEN) 28:29.5  Tetyana Hladyr (UKR) 32:05.0
20th 2005  George Misoi (KEN) 28:55.7  Grace Momanyi (KEN) 31:24.4
19th 2004  Duncan Kibet (KEN) 28:59.8  Aster Demissie (ETH) 32:30.3
18th 2003  Yevgeniy Bozhko (UKR) 28:23.6  Lyudmila Biktasheva (RUS) 32:16.4
17th 2002  Enos Keter (KEN) 28:29.8  Uta Pippig (GER) 32:57.7
16th 2001  Julius Nderitu (KEN) 28:28.3  Uta Pippig (GER) 32:31.7
15th 2000  Paul Mbugua (KEN) 29:32.1  Grace Momanyi (KEN) 33:36.2
14th 1999  Paul Mbugua (KEN) 29:54  Danuta Bartoszek (CAN) 34:16.4
13th 1998  Paul Mbugua (KEN) 29:06  Isabelle LeDroit (CAN) 34:28
12th 1997  Rachid Tbahi (MAR) 29:41  Sarah Dillabough (CAN) 33:26
11th 1996  Steve Boyd (CAN) 29:55  Tania Jones (CAN) 34:54
10th 1995  John Halvorsen (NOR) 29:25  Tania Jones (CAN) 35:29
9th 1994  Jeff Lockyer (CAN) 29:52  Lisa Presedo (CAN) 34:32
8th 1993  Steve Boyd (CAN) 30:03  Lisa Presedo (CAN) 34:16
7th 1992  John Halvorsen (NOR) 28:56  Carole Rouillard (CAN) 33:20
6th 1991  John Halvorsen (NOR) 29:21  Odette Lapierre (CAN) 35:03
5th 1990  Paul McCloy (CAN) 29:22  Odette Lapierre (CAN) 34:28
4th 1989  Alberto Maravilha (POR) 29:08  Albertina Dias (POR) 32:11
3rd 1988  John Halvorsen (NOR) 28:12  Sheryl Reid (CAN) 34:24
2nd 1987  Paul Williams (CAN) 30:18 ? ?
1st 1986  Robert Rice (CAN) 29:30  Maureen de St. Croix (CAN) 35:37

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b h:m:s
  2. ^ a b m:s

References

  1. ^ https://archive.is/20201030040701/https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=100807&status=results&bib=230#selection-1273.0-1273.4
  2. ^ https://archive.is/20201030035731/http://www.marathonguide.com/results/browse.cfm?MIDD=24190526#selection-689.12-689.16
  3. ^ a b c Race Weekend Event Schedule. Run Ottawa. Retrieved on 2012-06-04.
  4. ^ a b c Ottawa Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2012-05-30). Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200902131643/https://www.worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-label-road-races/calendar/2020
  6. ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/20201030031246/https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-race-weekend-2021-in-person-event-cancelled-due-to-covid-19-1.5166441
  7. ^ "The Ottawa 10K gets the gold!" (Press release). Ottawa, Ontario: Run Ottawa. November 4, 2014./
  8. ^ Robb, Peter (May 20, 2015). "Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 10K gets a golden label". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon awarded prestigious IAAF Gold standard" (Press release). Ottawa, Ontario: Run Ottawa. October 22, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2016./
  10. ^ Holder, Gord (October 22, 2015). "Ottawa Race Weekend marathon gets a golden glow". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  11. ^ a b c CBC: Runners compensated for marathon mishap
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20201031043631/https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=17339
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ https://www.runottawa.ca/news-item/start-line-changes-at-the-2019-tamarack-ottawa-race-weekend
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ https://www.runottawa.ca/news-item/ian-fraser-new-executive-director-run-ottawa-2019
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  18. ^ [4]
  19. ^ a b c https://www.runottawa.ca/news-item/2020-tamarack-ottawa-race-weekend-canceled
Winners lists