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Running a Half Marathon in Ottawa

Ottawa is home to several running events including the "Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon" in May, "The Canadian" half marathon in August, the "Canada Army Run" in September.

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our half marathons' running calendar.

Other half marathons in Canada:

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the fourth largest city in the nation. The city stands on the south bank of the Ottawa river in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, and together they form the National Capital Region.

Founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological center of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The name "Ottawa" is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning "to trade".

Ottawa is a runner's paradise. There are numerous paved multi-use trails that wind their way through much of the city, including along the Ottawa river, Rideau river, and Rideau Canal. These pathways are used for transportation, tourism, and recreation. Most streets either have wide curb lanes or bicycle lanes, and there are over 220 kilometers (140 miles) of paths located throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region.


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