Early Bird Run

Saturday May 18, 2019
Ottawa, ON
Carleton University

Event Highlights

Closed Course!
Run along the Rideau Canal on a closed course

Run Distances & Maps

Event Information

Pre-Race Day – Friday, May 17, 2019
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University (Campus Map Below)

You may be able to park in Lot #6 to pick up your race kit – if not, use Parking Lot #7.  Unless otherwise indicated in the pre-event newsletters, please make sure you ‘respect’ the posted parking fees.

Race Day – Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00am. to 10:30am

Parking Lot # 6, Carleton University
(Campus Map below)

5K & 3K : 11:45 a.m.
Wylie Ryan 1K : 11:30 a.m.

Friday May 17 – Meet at 5 pm beside the registration tent.

Highly recommended for first-timers, but all are welcome to attend for a walk-about the event site with pointers related to the event, followed by a Q&A.

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

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, #7, or #5.  There is also a parking garage lot #18 right beside Lot #6 which holds approximately 200 vehicles. The rate is the same in each lot.

The Registration Tent is located in Parking Lot #6 – adjacent to Parking Lot #7. It is a 300m walk to the Registration Tent and the event site from Parking Lot #7 – a great warm-up!

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.



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