Race Information

Registration is now closed!

Please note: Since we will need to close the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (previously known as the Ottawa River Parkway) for the Wellness Challenge, we kindly ask that if you expect to take more than 37 minutes to complete the 5-km run, that you enter the 3-km walk instead.

Race courses

5-km run

See map below. The 5-km run will start on Tunney’s Pasture Driveway in front of the Jean Talon Building in the southbound lane.

  • Head North on Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
  • Right on Colombine Driveway
  • Left on Parkdale
  • Head East on the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway for approx. 1.8 km
  • Turn around near Nepean Bay, and retrace the route back to the FINISH LINE!

Map displaying the path for the 5 km race.

3-km walk

See map below. The 3-km walk will start on Tunney’s Pasture Driveway in front of the Jean Talon Building in the southbound lane.

  • Head North on Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
  • Right on Colombine Driveway
  • Left on Parkdale
  • Head West on the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway for approx. 650 m
  • Turn around and retrace the route back to the FINISH LINE!

Map displaying the path for the 3 km walk.

Race day schedule

The 2017 Wellness Challenge will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Tunney’s Pasture Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa.
11:35 a.m. Opening ceremonies
11:45 a.m. Start of the 5 km run
11:50 a.m. Start of the 3 km walk
12:30 p.m. Awards presentation

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