National Capital Run

Saturday July 25, 2020
Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Ottawa, ON

Event Highlights

Finisher Medals

Capital Event

Family Friendly

Closed Course

The National Capital event is one of the oldest and most prestigious multi sport events in Ottawa. The National Capital’s history goes back more than 30 years and continues to be one of the most popular races in the area. It features a fast closed course for the adults and a surf and turf option for the youngest participants. 

Course Maps & Distances


  • 5K
  • 10K
  • Run Course Map

Event Information

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

Friday July 24
Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Riverside Drive, Ottawa
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday July 25
Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Riverside Drive, Ottawa
6:30am – 8:30am

10K & 5K Run : 8:45am

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 12:00am

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.

Look for the green start flag adjacent to the stadium.

Run Courses
The Run courses run through Mooney’s Bay Park and then along Riverside Drive and Revelstoke Drive. The 2K runs go out and back to the 1K turn around point. The 5K goes out and back on the full course. And the 10K Run does a double out and back on the full course.

Event Location


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