Carleton University , Ottawa Ontario
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The Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km Run, is a short, safe traffic-free run for kids, along Colonel By Drive. The event is part of the Wylie Ryan series of events for kids 11 and under. The Wylie Ryan Dow's Lake 1Km is a fun way to introduce the kids to running/walking/jogging.

Parents, siblings or friends are invited to jog a long (for free) with the littler ones who may need a helping hand or a little company.

The Dow's Lake 1Km Run is part of a day of triathlon, and running event activity at Carleton University. The run takes place at 11:30 a.m., after the triathlon and cycling activity is over, so come early to cheer on the other participants.

event highlights

  • Late morning start (so you can sleep in)
  • Friends and family can jog-along
  • Traffic-free course
  • Finisher’s medal for everyone
  • Free downloadable performance certificate
  • Free downloadable finish line photo, courtesy of Ottawa Fit
  • A guaranteed good time

registration information

date of event
Saturday May 20, 2017

events & distances

  1Km Run  

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2017

  Wylie Ryan Kids 1Km

There are NO place awards for WYLIE RYAN KIDS events

entry fee discounts and deadlines

  December 31, 2016 Enjoy 15% discount off regular entry fee
  January 31 2017 Enjoy 10% discount off regular entry fee
  March 15 , 2017 Enjoy 5% discount off regular entry fee
  6pm Sunday PRIOR to event Online registration closes. Last chance for guaranteed event swag.
  Late Entry

At Race Kit Pickup (payable in CASH only) email for fees and details

entry fee conditions
There are no refunds for any reason - this includes event cancellation or event changes. 

If you wish to switch distances within the event, there are no partial refunds if the event change request is to a less expensive event. There will be an additional charge if the change is to an event with a higher entry fee. You may use your dashboard to make these changes (up to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the event).

There are no person to person transfers. 

Credit cards are accepted for online entries only, up to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday PRIOR to the race.  Entries after that date, must be made at the Race Kit Pick Up time and location noted below and must be paid in cash.

entry drop off or mail in

If you do not wish to register online, you can fill out the online form (without submitting) by clicking “Enter Now” and printing it off. You may mail in or drop off to: Somersault Event Series, 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4. All dropped off or mailed in forms are subject to applicable HST plus a $5 + HST ($5.65) admin fee. Please be sure to add this to the entry fee. All cheques are to be made payable to “Somersault Event Series” and must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.

late entries accepted
We accept late entries. After the online entry deadline has passed (the Sunday PRIOR to race day), participants may still enter in person at race kit pick up times and locations as advertised on the event website. The entry fees for late entries are higher than the online entry deadline fee, must be paid in cash, and does not guarantee event swag (these are “while quantities last”). Email for entry fees and details.

race services

souvenir t-shirt
T-shirts are unisex sizing. Click here for sizing information. If your entry is received on the Sunday prior to the event, you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt at race kit pickup. Late entrants will receive a free 'Somersault Series' souvenir shirt.

You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you attend at Race Kit Pick Up to pick it up. If you do not pick up your race kit, you are not eligible for the souvenir t-shirt.  Please do not request a shirt after the event. 

official performance certificate
We are pleased to offer each race finisher, the opportunity to download and print an official certificate of their event performance, by Friday after the event. From the results page: choose the 'type' of event you entered (run/tri/kids), then select the specific event distance in which you participated to access the race results as well as view the finishers certificate by clicking on the 'certificate' icon beside your name.

You can now ‘claim’ your results on the Sportstats page to gain access to your online performance certificate and any photos associated with the event.  Go to  Then, click on the ‘+’ sign, beside your name. You will have a choice of clicking on photo, certificate, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

race photos
SMILE and say thank you to Ottawa Triathlon Club for your free, downloadable event photos. Their support will enable you to download both your finish line photo after the event. Go to to check out all of the smiles from the day!

somersault iTaB
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals and can choose to complete your race day experience with a personalized iTaB add-on. The iTaB allows you to put have your name and finish time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finisher's medal. Click here to order your iTaB after the event, or select the iTaB option when you are entering online.

post race refreshments
Enjoy a banana, a granola bar, and either eLoad or Skratch brand fluid replacement after the run. We will announce in the pre-event newsletter which particular brand we will be offering on race day for this event. The Muscle MLK Team will be on hand to cheer you on to the finish and provide a Muscle MLK* and a high five! (*to those 16 years of age and older).

sportstats timing 
We use ChampionChip Timing at all Somersault races. This timing system requires that all participants wear a ChampionChip band on their ankle during the race. This race band contains a computer chip that allows you to be timed.  No chip = no time.

You are responsible for obtaining your ChampionChip timing chip on race morning from the Sportstats Tent near the Finish Line.  Do this at least 30 minutes before your race - earlier is better!  Races will not be held up waiting for those who forgot their timing chip.

You must return your ChampionChip timing chip immediately after you cross the finish line.  You are responsible for the cost if it is not returned.

your results (age is as of December 31, 2017)
Results will be posted shortly after you finish the race. Please check the results as soon as you can, to be sure they are accurate. If there are discrepancies, go to the Sportstats van near the Finish Line and provide them with the information you think is correct. Please have the Sportstats Crew make any necessary changes on site as soon as possible in order to allow for award presentations to proceed.

Results will be posted in the results section at within 24 hours of the race.

race day information
race day schedule
  Wylie Ryan 1Km 11:30 a.m.  

directions & parking
Carleton University is the race site. It is located on Bronson Ave. in Ottawa. The parking lot is just to your right shortly after entering the grounds of the University from Bronson Ave. Do not attempt to enter the University grounds from Colonel By Dr., because it will be closed to traffic very early in the morning.

We have been informed there is a charge for parking on campus.  The parking is "pay and display".  Parking fees are your responsibility.  We recommend that you park in Lots #6, 37, or #5.  The rate is the same in each lot. Check the map below for parking lot locations.

Entrance into the University and to the parking lot, will only be available from Bronson Ave. on event morning. The Colonel By Drive entrance to the University will be closed to motor vehicles for the race.

Race Kit Pick Up is located in Parking Lot #6 adjacent to Parking Lot # 7. 

race kit pick up & late registration
Pre Race Day - Friday, May 19
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University (Map Below)
You will probably be able to park in Lot #6 to pick up your race kit - if not, use Parking Lot #7.

Race Day  - Saturday, May 20
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University

(Map below)

course description
Click here to go to the course map.
The runs start line is on Colonel By Drive, and the finish is in Parking Lot #6. All runs are out and back courses on Colonel By Drive.

campus map

general information

All entrants should become familiar with the details on our General Information page. We have included information in that section that is not on the event information page, so please visit that section, even if you are familiar with the event. 

chimo hotel accommodation

Chimo Hotel is pleased to provide a special sport rate of $99* (plus applicable taxes)/night. Please call the Chimo reservations line at 1-800-387-9779, Please indicate that you are booking under the Somersault Sport Rate. The Chimo Hotel-Ottawa is conveniently located off Highway 417 across from Ottawa’s largest shopping centre, just a five minute drive from Parliament Hill, Byward Market, and other tourist attractions.  Our full service property offers 256 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, complimentary parking, onsite restaurant and pub, indoor atrium style swimming pool, sauna and fitness facility. Check us out at (*rate based on availability on double occupancy, two double beds)

rules & regulations
Please be sure to visit our Rules and Tips page for more detailed information.

A parent or adult supervisor must accompany each participant on the event site. One adult may supervise more than one child.

race info updates
We will email the latest news updates to participants prior to the race.  These newsletters are very important as they will identify  changes, answer your questions and recommend race day procedures that will make your event day a better one.  Please provide an accessible email address on your entry form if you wish to receive these Newsletters.

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