Ottawa Race Weekend
The Ottawa Race Weekend is an annual weekend of road running events, which is held the last weekend of May in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In 2012, the event took on the name Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend when Ottawa-based Tamarack Homes joined as title sponsor.
The two-day running event includes seven races, all of which start and end at Ottawa City Hall: a 1.2 km kids marathon, 2K, 5K, 10K, half marathon, wheelchair marathon, and marathon. Over 40,000 participants take part in the races each year.
The signature event of the weekend is the Ottawa Marathon, which was first held in 1975. Today it is the largest marathon event in Canada and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The event is also home to the Canadian Marathon Championships and the Canadian Forces Marathon Championships.
The Ottawa Race Weekend is the only road racing event in the world to host two IAAF Silver Label events: the 10K and the Ottawa Marathon.
The event is organized by Run Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization. More than 2,000 volunteers, including a volunteer race committee, support a team of five full-time staff in organizing the event.
The Ottawa Race Weekend includes Canada’s largest health and fitness expo, which opens on the Thursday before the weekend.
Each year, participants in the Ottawa Race Weekend raise close to $1 million for approximately 25 local and national charities affiliated with the event.
1975 - 146 runners, 143 men and 3 women, participate in the inaugural Ottawa Marathon.
1986 - 10K distance is added.
1995 - Inline skating is permitted on the marathon course.
1996 - Jim Robinson joins as the Race Director.
1998 - 5K distance and half-marathon are added. Ottawa becomes the first running event in Canada to be chip-timed.
1999 - 2K distance is added.
2005 - Inline skating is no longer permitted.
2006 - Fourteen runners cut 400m off the course after a local resident moves the barricades. Amos Tirop Matui of Kenya placed first but was disqualified along with the other thirteen runners. Some runners were financially compensated.
2010 - Rick Ball breaks world record for a single-leg amputee in a marathon.
2012 - Jim Robinson retires and two-time Olympian, and previous Ottawa 10K course record holder John Halvorsen is named Race Director.
2013 - Close to 44,000 people participate in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, making it the largest multi-race road racing event in Canada.
2014 - Ottawa Marathon celebrates 40 years; 48,000 people expected to participate in the weekend’s seven events.
Key: Course record Canadian championship race
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|39th||2013||Tariku Jufar||2:08:04.8||Yeshi Esayias||2:25:30.1|
|38th||2012||Laban Moiben||2:09:12.9||Yeshi Esayias||2:28:46|
|37th||2011||Laban Moiben||2:10:17.9||Kebebush Haile Lema||2:32:14.0|
|36th||2010||Arata Fujiwara||2:09:33.4||Merima Mohammed||2:28:19|
|35th||2009||David Cheruiyot||2:13:22.6||Asmae Leghzaoui||2:27:40.9|
|34th||2008||David Cheruiyot||2:10:59.8||Asmae Leghzaoui||2:28:43.9|
|33rd||2007||David Cheruiyot||2:10:35.4||Lioudmila Kortchaguina||2:31:56.6|
|32nd||2006 †||Abderrahime Bouramdane||2:12:18.2||Lioudmila Kortchaguina||2:29:42.1|
|31st||2005||David Cheruiyot||2:14:20.3||Lidiya Vasilevskaya||2:31:52.7|
|30th||2004||Elly Rono||2:11:47.4||Lioudmila Kortchaguina||2:30:53.0|
|29th||2003||Joseph Nderitu||2:15:29.2||Sandy Jacobson||2:33:51.9|
|28th||2002||Joseph Nderitu||2:14:04.0||Lioudmila Kortchaguina||2:33:13.3|
|27th||2001||Joseph Nderitu||2:15:50.5||Danuta Bartoszek||2:37:58.9|
|26th||2000||Bruce Deacon||2:17:12.5||Veronique Vandersmissen||2:36:45.1|
|25th||1999||Bruce Raymer||2:22:24.7||Veronique Vandersmissen||2:39:56.4|
|24th||1998||Malcolm Campbell||2:31:16||Leslie Carson||2:49:06|
|23rd||1997||Nick Tsioros||2:25:16||Laura Ruptash||3:01:46|
|22nd||1996||Jean Lagarde||2:26:02||Kimberley Webb||2:52:03|
|21st||1995||Jean Lagarde||2:26:53||Noeleen Wadden||2:58:51|
|20th||1994||Jean Lagarde||2:19:00||France Levasseur||2:50:52|
|19th||1993||Jean Lagarde||2:23:14||Noeleen Wadden||2:52:31|
|18th||1992||Michael Petrocci||2:20:03||Betsy Kneale||2:47:55|
|17th||1991||Michael Petrocci||2:23:44||Laura Konantz||2:51:00|
|16th||1990||Gord Christie||2:18:38||France Levasseur||2:49:33|
|15th||1989||Gord Christie||2:14:33||Lise Bouchard||2:44:58|
|14th||1988||Gord Christie||2:18:40||Margarita Galicia||2:52:08|
|13th||1987||Peter Maher||2:12:58||Dorothy Goertzen||2:40:59|
|12th||1986||Bruce Wainman||2:18:24||Joan Groothuysen||2:54:25|
|11th||1985||Ric Sayre||2:16:18||Marian Teitsch||2:47:56|
|10th||1984||Dave Edge||2:13:19||Sylvia Ruegger||2:30:37|
|9th||1983||Mike Dyon||2:21:37||Celia McInnis||2:54:13|
|8th||1982||Greg Leroy||2:21:04||Margo Elson||2:50:50|
|7th||1981||Mike Dyon||2:16:07||Kathryn Tanner||2:48:54|
|6th||1980||Patrick Montuoro||2:22:54||Christine Lavallee||2:42:50|
|5th||1979||Jerome Drayton||2:18:05||Jacqueline Gareau||2:47:58|
|4th||1978||Brian Maxwell||2:16:03||Christine Lavallee||2:47:37|
|3rd||1977||Mike Dyon||2:18:05||Joann McKinty-Heale||3:02:22|
|2nd||1976||Wayne Yetman||2:16:32||Eleanor Thomas||3:09:27|
|1st||1975||Mehdi Jaouhar||2:26:39||Eleanor Thomas||3:27:28|
- † Bouramdane was declared the official winner. A number of faster runners, led by Amos Tirop Matui, were disqualified after a route error caused them to cut 400 m off the true marathon distance.
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (m:s)||Women's winner||Time (m:s)|
|1st||1986||Robert Rice (CAN)||29:30||Maureen de St Croix (CAN)||35:37|
|2nd||1987||Paul Williams (CAN)||30:18||?||?|
|3rd||1988||John Halvorsen (NOR)||28:12||Sheryl Reid (CAN)||34:24|
|4th||1989||Alberto Maravilha (POR)||29:08||Albertina Dias (POR)||32:11|
|5th||1990||Paul McCloy (CAN)||29:22||Odette Lapierre (CAN)||34:28|
|6th||1991||John Halvorsen (NOR)||29:21||Odette Lapierre (CAN)||35:03|
|7th||1992||John Halvorsen (NOR)||28:56||Carole Rouillard (CAN)||33:20|
|8th||1993||Steve Boyd (CAN)||30:03||Lisa Presedo (CAN)||34:16|
|9th||1994||Jeff Lockyer (CAN)||29:52||Lisa Presedo (CAN)||34:32|
|10th||1995||John Halvorsen (NOR)||29:25||Tania Jones (CAN)||35:29|
|11th||1996||Steve Boyd (CAN)||29:55||Tania Jones (CAN)||34:54|
|12th||1997||Rachid Tbahi (MAR)||29:41||Sarah Dillabough (CAN)||33:26|
|13th||1998||Paul Mbugua (KEN)||29:06||Isabelle LeDroit (CAN)||34:28|
|14th||1999||Paul Mbugua (KEN)||29:54||Danuta Bartoszek (CAN)||34:16.4|
|15th||2000||Paul Mbugua (KEN)||29:32.1||Grace Momanyi (KEN)||33:36.2|
|16th||2001||Julius Nderitu (KEN)||28:28.3||Uta Pippig (GER)||32:31.7|
|17th||2002||Enos Keter Kibet (KEN)||28:29.8||Uta Pippig (GER)||32:57.7|
|18th||2003||Yevgeniy Bozhko (UKR)||28:23.6||Lyudmila Biktasheva (RUS)||32:16.4|
|19th||2004||Duncan Kibet (KEN)||28:59.8||Aster Demissie (ETH)||32:30.3|
|20th||2005||George Kirwa Misoi (KEN)||28:55.7||Grace Momanyi (KEN)||31:24.4|
|21st||2006||George Kirwa Misoi (KEN)||28:29.5||Tetyana Hladyr (UKR)||32:05.0|
|22nd||2007||Simon Bairu (CAN)||28:29.1||Catherine Ndereba (KEN)||33:01.2|
|23rd||2008||Julius Kiptoo (KEN)||28:37.0||Emebet Bacha (ETH)||32:42.1|
|24th||2009||Deriba Merga (ETH)||27:23.9||Teyba Erkesso (ETH)||31:50.4|
|25th||2010||Lelisa Desisa (ETH)||28:08.9||Dire Tune (ETH)||32:11.5|
|26th||2011||Deriba Merga (ETH)||28:30.3||Dire Tune (ETH)||31:43.2|
|27th||2012||Geoffrey Mutai (KEN)||27:41.4||Lindsey Scherf (USA)||33:12.8|
|28th||2013||El Hassan El Abbassi (MAR)||27:36.6||Malika Assahah (MAR)||31:45.7|
- Winners lists
- Ottawa 10 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2012-05-30). Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
- Ottawa Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2012-05-30). Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
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