Kids Marathon- Ottawa Race Weekend

Kids Marathon- Ottawa Race Weekend Saturday, May 28th 2:00pm

Kids Marathon- Ottawa Race Weekend

Saturday, May 28th 2:00pm (Registration due May 9th)

Throughout the months of April and May we are participating in a running program developed by Run Ottawa, the organizers of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend—Canada’s largest running event. Each week, your child can actively participate in strength/flexibility exercises along with interval training to build the endurance required to, if you decide to, participate in the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at 2:00 pm, a 1.2km run. 

I would like to emphasize that participation in the School Program is not dependent on registration in the Kids Marathon. They are separate events but can be done in conjunction with the other. Teachers may choose to have their entire class take part in the School Program or families can participate on their own. 

The registration fee is associated with the Kids Marathon ONLY, the school program is completely free of charge.

The program is an initiative of Run Ottawa—it’s objective is to promote healthy active living to kids aged 6-12. 

All participants will complete 41km of activity throughout the Kids Run Ottawa School Program, culminating with the 1.2km run, thus completing their “marathon”. If you decide to register your child for the official run on May 28, participants will receive t-shirts and medals for their efforts but more importantly they will also learn throughout the program that regular physical activity can be fun, exciting and rewarding (and great for self-confidence!).

If you would like to enroll your child in the Ottawa Race Weekend official Kids Marathon, I can submit a registration on your child's behalf. Parents, you can also register your own child at 

Your commitment to this program is important. For your child to participate it is required of her/him to be at the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon (Ottawa City Hall) start line on Saturday, May 28, 2022 for 2:00 pm.

As you know, some pre-planning is important as there are a series of road closures and access to the site can be difficult. Before the big race, I will provide you with instructions on suggested best routes to take to get downtown, parking options, the location where our school will be meeting up prior to the race and where you will be able to meet your child post-race.

Run Ottawa also invites students and parents to participate at Run Ottawa’s FREE Saturday 1K race on May 2 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, there are 1K, 2.5K and 5K options. These events are low key, open to all and will provide a bit of a “race day” experience for your child.

If you decide to have your child registered, by me, in the Kids Marathon, please review the release form provided by Run Ottawa, fill out the permission and return this form to the school by May 9.  I can provide a hard copy for you to complete and return upon request.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me, Angel at [email protected]

Thank you for your consideration.


In consideration of participating, or the participation of those whom I am registering, in any and all activities, events or services (collectively, the “Event”) in any way provided, organized, sponsored or authorized by National Capital Marathon Inc. (Run Ottawa), and its directors, officers, members, employees, agents, representatives, sponsors, contractors, volunteers and any other person or organization assisting therewith (collectively, the “Event Organizers”), I, on behalf of myself and/or those whom I am registering, and my/their successors, heirs, assigns, hereby agree: 

that (a) I am over the legal age of majority, and that if I am registering a minor, I am the parent or guardian of such minor; (b) if I am registering third parties, I have been duly authorized to act on behalf of such parties and that I will provide a copy of, or make communicate the contents of, this Release to any such individuals; and (c) that the terms of this Release shall apply equally to me, any minor and to any third parties for whom I am acting and the participation in the Event by a third party shall be their confirmation that I was acting as their agent;

to abide by any decision of an Event official concerning participation in an Event;

to assume any and all risks associated with the Event, including but not limited to, falls, contact with other persons or objects, the effects of weather, traffic and course conditions, and acknowledge that the sport of running and its programs and activities are, by their nature, risky and hazardous and accept personal responsibility for those risks and hazards;

to consent to permit, and accept responsibility for emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness;

to waive and release the Event Organizers from all present and future claims and all liabilities of any kind, known or unknown, arising out of participation in an Event, even though such claim or liability may arise out of negligence or fault on the part of the Event Organizers;

to hold harmless and indemnify the Event Organizers from any and all liability from any property damage or personal injury to any third party resulting from participation in the Event;

not to commence litigation or otherwise recover damages or compensation for personal injury or loss of property against the Event Organizers arising out of participation in the Event and that the Event Organizers can rely on this Release as a complete defense to any and all claims, damages, causes of action, or recourse or liability that may arise at any time;

to allow the Event Organizers to use my/their personal information including name, results, age category during the Event, and further consent to disclosure of the personal contact information collected during entry or registration to the Event to official partners for the purpose of providing contracted services such as photography, video and medal time tab;

that any photographs, videos or other recorded images taken of me/them by the Event Organizers or their Sponsors before, during or after an Event shall remain the property of the Event Organizers and that the Event Organizers will have the right to use in any form and in any manner of media, such photographs, videos and recordings without remuneration, compensation or other obligation, at any time and from time to time for the purpose of marketing in connection with an Event; and

that there will be no refund of any money paid to the Event Organizers under any circumstance including, but not limited to, if an Event cannot be held as scheduled for any reason, or if I am/they are unable to attend an Event for any reason, and that all promotions and special registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable, unless otherwise noted, and cannot be listed on the bib market or be combined with any other discount.

▢  I have carefully reviewed this Release and acknowledge that I fully understand the terms as set out above. I acknowledge that I am executing this Release voluntarily.

By clicking the box above, I agree to the terms of this Release.

STUDENT NAME:________________________________________     AGE:________

T-SHIRT SIZE:  children’s  XS  S  M  L  XL    


PARENT’S NAME: _______________________________________________________ 

PHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________  

EMAIL: _________________________________________________________________

HEALTH CARD NUMBER (Optional): ________________________________________


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