Event Day Information

Race Date: June 4, 2023
Race location: LeBreton Flats Park (1 Vimy Place [In front of Canadian War Museum], Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8)

Start Times:

8:45 a.m. – 1K Little Steps
8:55 a.m. – Welcome and Warm-up
9:15 a.m. – 10K Run start
9:20 a.m. – 5K Run start
9:25 a.m. – 5K Walk start

Suggested Arrival Time: 7:30 a.m.


To have the most enjoyable race day experience, please give yourself plenty of time before your race. Factor in timing for: getting to the event site, parking, toilet use (which may include wait time), getting into your start corral, deep breathing and getting into your groove! 


Parking & Shuttle Bus Information

Lebreton Flats/Canadian War Museum is easily accessed by many OC Transpo routes. 

The O-train will start their operations at 8:00am on race day with trains running every 5 minutes.  Lebreton Flats is a 5-minute walk from the Pimisi Station.

OC Transpo services and the Park & Ride lots can be found here: OC Transpo Services

26 Park & Ride lots:

  • 17 with full-time transit service

  • Free parking at all lots except Jeanne d’Arc, Blair (Telesat) and Ray Friel lots

  • Lots across the city

  • Peak-period bus service at 9 lots outside the urban/suburban area

There are bike racks at the War Museum, bring a LOCK.

There are many parking lots close to the event site.  Please check here for parking lots:  PARKOPEDIA

Route Maps

5k Route
10k Route

Race Results


The Royal Ottawa Foundation Race Day 

The team from The Royal Ottawa Foundation will be set up at our tent on the Plaza all morning!
Come see us to:

  • say Hi and introduce yourself

  • show us your @theRoyalfdn tagged Instagram, TikTok, Facebook or Twitter post from the day to be entered into a draw! #runforwomen

  • pick up (or drop off) your team’s rally sign (available for teams of 15 or more),

  • drop off your cash or cheque donation,

  • make a debit or credit card donation,

  • ”Tap to Give”  

  • learn more about some of the barrier-free programs available at The Royal.

All day-of donors and tent visitors will receive a sticker and a butterfly tattoo!

Experience the Race Day Activities

Shoppers Drug Mart

The Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women thanks you for walking, running, or rolling to support a local women’s mental health program in your community! To date, we’ve raised over $16 million for women’s mental health programs in 18 cities
across Canada, helping to improve access for women who need mental health support.

Running Room

Congratulations to all participants and volunteers for your support of the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women. Together, you are sending a positive message of support to women's mental and physical wellness. As a group let’s speak out and reach out to all women! Our team at Running Room is proud of each one of you!

New Balance

Running doesn’t care where you’re from, what you look like, who you’re with or where you’re headed. Running will take you exactly as you are. Check out our New Balance Tent where you will get to try on some of our Fresh Foam Technology, as well as deck yourself out at our tattoo station! Visit our website now to shop the Run for Women's Mental health exclusive Fresh Foam 880v13. Don't forget to always #RunYourWay

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness is Canada’s favourite workout guaranteed to produce results from the inside out! Each workout is designed by a team of fitness experts so that you get the most effective workout. An in-studio coach provides you with the motivation and attention you need to make sure your workout is safe and tailored to you. And with minute-by-minute technology tracking, you’ll know exactly where you need to be for real results.  Looking to get more from your workout? Find a location near you by visiting orangetheory.com and try us today! Life changes in the Orange zone.


AC+ION Alkaline Water is the national water sponsor for the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women and is providing all on-course water. Why hydrate at a 3 or 5 when you can hydrate at a 9.5? Step up your hydration with the refreshingly pure taste of 9.5pH* AC+ION Alkaline Water.  *9.5pH at time of bottling


Good things start inside. At SunRype we use fruit, veggies, and other simple ingredients to make tasty and wholesome products that you can feel good about. As a proud supporter of the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women, we congratulate all participants for coming together to support women’s mental health. Try our deliciously simple Good Bites Minis and Fruitsource 100% fruit bars at the Finishers Tent.


Aging is a beautiful thing! Estroven is a proud sponsor of the Run for Women. Our mission is to help bring relief to the wide range of symptoms that may be experienced with Menopause, a natural stage of life that all women experience, so that women can continue to do the things they love! The Estroven range of products for Menopause Relief is formulated for every Woman’s unique Journey.
Culturelle, a proud sponsor of the Run for Women, is on a mission to help Canadians feel their best and it all starts within the Gut! With products for every member of the family, Culturelle Probiotic supplements with 100% naturally sourced Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is #1 most clinically studied strain, proven to promote better digestive and overall good health. It’s Trusted. It’s Proven. It Works. 

Share your experience with our community!

Tag us on social

Instagram, Twitter & TikTok: @runforwomen @theRoyalFdn
Facebook: @Run_for_Women_Series @TheRoyalFDN

#runforwomen #ottawa #mentalhealth

Virtual Participation Information

What do I get with my Virtual registration?

With your Virtual registration, you will receive a Technical T-shirt, Bracelet, our Legendary Swag Bag and FREE Home Delivery of your race kit.

How does a virtual walk/run work?

A virtual walk/run can be completed from anywhere, anytime before or on the in-person event day. You can walk/run your own route at your own pace. Do what you feel comfortable doing. The most important thing is that you are participating to support women’s mental health programs in your community while being active.

When can I complete my virtual walk/run?

The deadline to complete your walk/run and submit your virtual results is June 4, 2023.

Do I need a bib number to participate?

No, you are not required to wear your bib (which will be delivered to you with your Race Kit). However, we encourage you to wear your bib if you're taking pictures and posting on social media!

How do I record my walk/run time?

The Wednesday before the event (May 31) you will receive an email with your timing link where you can submit your time. To track your time, use any of your favorite timing apps. You will have the option to submit your walk/run results through the personalized link that will be emailed to you.

Do I have to walk/run the full distance at one time?

As long as you fully track your walk/run and complete the distance you've registered for before the submission deadline, you are welcome to take breaks or split up your distance over more than one day.

How can I share my accomplishments and photos?

You can share your photos, accomplishments, pre-event training and support for the event with our community online by tagging us on social:

Instagram, Twitter & TikTok: @runforwomen
Facebook: @Run_for_Women_Series

#runforwomen #shoppersLOVEYOU

Also check out: Race Kit Information


Title Sponsor


National Sponsors

Running Room
New Balance