Sunday February 16, 2020
Ottawa, ON

Registration is now closed but you can still register on site during kit pick up (see below for times and locations). Speed up on site registration by printing the late entry form, filling it out and bringing it to registration! 

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Event Highlights

Finisher Medals

Official Winterlude Event

Family Friendly

New Route!

Winterman is a quintessential Canadian event held in the heart of Ottawa’s national capital region. For years particpants have braved the cold to tackle a run challenge that is uniquely Canadian. Winterman is family friendly and features a variety of distances suitable to all ages and ability levels. 

Course Maps & Distances


  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • 21.1K
  • 42.2K
  • Relays
  • Run Course Map

Event Information

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

Saturday February 15th
Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
7 Bayview Station Road
11:00am – 3:00pm 

Sunday February 16th
Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
7 Bayview Station Road
6:30am – 8:00am 

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Relays: 8:30am
3K Run: 8:35am

*8:00am early Marathon start available by request on a case-by-case basis. Email for details.

Directions & Parking
Parking in and around the Innovation Centre is free on weekends (please be respectful of any posted signs pertaining to parking).  There is a small lot for parking, but we recommend scouting out side streets (where legal).

Race Day Sunday *Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway will be closed as of 6 am.  Please plan your drive accordingly.

Morning Warm Up In The RBC Foundary
We are working to bring you morning beverages to start you off and warm you up after your run.  Stay tuned as we will update as we work acquire a sponsor for this.

Course Description
The run courses are loops on the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

Marathon & Relays: 5.274K loop x 8
Half Marathon: 5.274K loop x 4
10K: 2.5K loop x 2
5K: 2.5K loop x 1
3K: 1.5K loop x 1

*2, 4, or 8 person relays available

Aid Station Information
There will be two aid stations on the 5 Km loop.

Aid Station #1 will be out on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (location TBC)

Aid Station #2 will be at the relay exchange/loop area (which is where the start line was)
There will be additional refreshments available when you cross the finish line.

Water and sport drink available at both aid stations.

Gels will also be available at the aid stations to marathoners and half-marathoners.

Please exercise caution as you approach and pass aid stations. It may get icy around them.

There are first aid stations at the half/marathon turn around and inside the Innovation Centre

Course Closure
All participants must have successfully completed their event by 2:00pm, allowing 5.5h for participants to complete their chosen event.

If you would like to request an early start time due to the time limit, please email

Club of the Event

La Cité Collegiale 911 Institute Drone Program

The students of La Cite’s 911 Institute Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program are back to support/work at Winterman on your behalf. They provide people power in return for the opportunity to raise funds towards a UAV-RPAS-Drone purchase for their first responders. The addition of the drone to their program will help to prepare students first-hand, with the technologies necessary to respond effectively. Kindly consider adding a donation while completing your online registration. The students of La Cite appreciate your contribution to their fundraising efforts. La Cite students have been working Winterman since 2016 as part of their ongoing comms learning outreaches.

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.