The Canadian Run

Saturday September 5, 2020
Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Ottawa, ON

Event Highlights

Finisher Medals

Track Finish

Family Friendly

Half Marathon

The Canadian is one of the most exciting run events event on the Somersault summer schedule. It features a dramatic finish on the Terry Fox Run track in front of a crowd of cheering spectators. 

Course Maps & Distances


  • 5K
  • 10K
  • 21.1K
  • 5K/10K Course Map
  • 21.1K Course Map

Event Information

  • Race Kit Pick Up
  • Race Day Schedule
  • Race & Venue Information
  • Course Information

Friday August 30
The Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Riverside Drive, Ottawa
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday August 31
The Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Riverside Drive, Ottawa
6:00am – 30min prior to race start

21.1K : 12:00pm
10K Run : 8:00am
5K Run : 8:05am

Terry Fox Athletic Facility
2960 Riverside Drive,
Ottawa, ON

Please note: Colonel By Drive will be closed race morning. Plan your route accordingly. 

Race Day Parking Options :

Hog’s Back Road (access from Riverside Drive only)
There is a limit of 150 cars in the lot. We anticipate that this lot will be full by 8:00am and exiting this lot will be slow until about 12:00pm

Terry Fox Athletic Facility 
This lot is right beside Terry Fox Stadium. It has room for a limited number of cars. 

Mooney’s Bay Parking Lot
off Riverside Drive south of Hog’s Back Road
This is a metered parking lot which is open to the public, in which you are responsible to feed the parking meters. 

Alternative Parking
In addition to the above lots, you can park in some of the lots along Brookfield Drive These lots are convenient to the event site, but you park at your own risk. Please obey parking/no parking, and payment signs. Please note that the Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) on Hog’s Back Road is out of bounds for National Capital Tri/Du parking, as we have not secured permission to park there.

Theres no access to Hog’s Back Road from Prince of Wales Drive. Please do not attempt to enter Hog’s Back Road from Prince of Wales Drive on race morning. Hog’s Back Rd. will be closed. Access to parking lots and the race site is from Riverside Dr. only.

5K & 10K Course Description
The start line is on the track inside the stadium at the finish line. Runners exit the stadium and follow the paved pathway through Mooney’s Bay Park to Riverside Drive. They run along Riverside Drive and Revelstoke Drive to the 5km and 10km turn points. 

Half Marathon Course Description
The start line is on the recreational pathway adjacent to the stadium beside the bleachers. Runners follow the paved pathway through Mooney’s Bay Park to Riverside Drive. They run along Riverside Drive and then Revelstoke Drive to the Turn Around point which is on Revelstoke Dr.  The Half Marathon consists of 4 complete loops of this course.

Club of the Event

2784 Governor General's Foot Guards

2784 Governor General's Foot Guards (GGFG) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) is part of the largest youth group in Canada, the Canadian Cadet Organization. This program is sponsored by the Canadian Forces and the Army Cadet League of Canada. The fundraising efforts this year are being directed toward purchasing equipment for their biathlon team, music and drill, and shooting teams.

Event Location


The Somersault Event Series is the pre-eminent event series in Eastern Canada consisting of triathlon, duathlon, and running events for all ages and abilities.



Registration Paused Due to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation and directives from our governments and public health agencies continue to evolve quickly, we have decided to pause new registrations for Somersault’s first three multi-sport events this season which include The Early Bird Tri/Du and Run, The Britannia Park Tri/Du and Run, and the Smiths Falls Classic Tri/Du and Run.

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