MEC Ottawa Race SEVEN: Gatineau Park Marathon and Half Marathon

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  • Date
    Saturday, 31 October, 2015
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 02:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
    $20.00
  • Address
    MEC Ottawa
    366 Richmond Road
    Ottawa, ON

 


Online race results: quidchrono

Online race photos: ZoomPhoto


Welcome to the 2015 MEC Ottawa Gatineau Park Marathon and Half Marathon. After a very successful inaugural running of the race in fall 2014, MEC Ottawa presents THE 2015 must do, bucket list race in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. Choose between a full 42.2km Marathon ($25) or a 21.1km Half Marathon ($20).

Both courses are certified by Athletics Canada, the Marathon is a Boston Qualification course.

Perfect smooth pavement and steep gradients await! Read on below for more information and to enter the race (do so soon, the race sold out very early in 2014).


We are delighted to announce a partnership with Peak Centre for human performance for the 2015 Gatineau Park Marathon and Half Marathon.
 
The Peak Centre will provide the following six draw prizes:
  • 2 packages including a V02 test and 3 months training, normally valued at $475+HST – includes a monthly calendar schedule of training, strength/resistance program, access to their facility and an individual sports performance coach.
  • 2 Threshold V02 tests, normally valued at $185+HST.
  • 2 $75 gift vouchers for testing/training at Peak Centre.
The Peak Centre will be onsite at the race to answer your questions related to meeting your athletic and lifestyle goals. Check out their website for more information. 

Post race party update:

POUTINE: Meal tickets are now on sale for a delicious portion of Poutine (only $5) for you to enjoy at the post race party. CLICK HERE!

DRINKS: Camp Fortune bar will be open after the race for hot apple cider and hot chocolate! Peak Centre will have onsite sales of muscle milk. 

YOGA: The Happy Yogi will be onsite to lead you in a post run yoga session in the lodge - work out those aches and pains before they arrive! Check out Ashley's website HERE.


Registration

Online registration will close at 9am on Tuesday October 27th.  


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REGISTERED AND NEED TO CHANGE DISTANCE? CLICK HERE.


Event information

PLEASE SEE THIS EVENT DAY LOGISTICS PAGE FOR RUNNERS.

 

Race start time: Marathon: 8am / Half Marathon 8:30am

The race starts on the Gatineau Parkway, close to the "P9" parking lot at the intersection of Meech Lake Road and Dunlop road.
 
The route travels clockwise around the parkway on flat roads to cross Meech Lake Road  (at the "P8" parking).
 
Both routes continue together along the parkway heading South on rolling roads. At the "mica" junction with the Champlain Parkway the half marathon separates from the marathon by turning right. The marathon continues Southeast on the parkway all the way out to Gamelin (at the "P3" parking) and back via the climb up and over the Pink Lake hill.
 
The marathon re-joins the half marathon to ascend of the Champlain Parkway. At the summit the half marathon turns right to descend the Fortune Parkway, meanwhile the Full Marathon continues out and back to the Champlain Lookout before making the descent of the Fortune Parkway.
 
At the bottom of the Fortune Parkway, half and full both turn right onto Dunlop Road and ascend 1km uphill to finish atCamp Fortune. Runners will be welcomed into the post race reception and recovery area.
 
Marathon Course (Athletics Canada Ref: QC-2014-126-BDC)
Marathon time cut off: 5hrs.

Half Marathon Course (Athletics Canada Ref: QC-2014-125-BDC)
Half Marathon time cut off: 4hrs

Course marking

  • The course will be clearly marked with black arrows (bearing the MEC logo) on a yellow plastic board.
  • Each kilometer will be indicated. 
  • There will be marshals on the course to direct you. 

Rules

  • At all times runners MUST keep RIGHT of the yellow centre line of the road. This rule will be enforced, bib numbers of runners not on the right of the yellow line will be noted by course marshals. The course is measured and certified using the right side of the road. (This is a change from the race in 2014, the course will be remeasured and recertified prior to race day).

Road closures and Parking

  • All roads within Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles. Lac Meech and Dunlop (will close for a very short period to allow us to start the race) - minimal disruption to normal traffic.
  • Expect short (approx. 5-10mins) delays on Lac Meech and Dunlop at the times that the races start (8am & 8:30am).
  • We are working hard to avoid disruption to residents local to the race, please contact us if you have any concerns.
 

Thank you to our sponsors:

   

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Register by selecting distance below and clicking register button.

 

*If you wish to know your age group position (or to use the race for qualification purposes) after the race, you must enter your age whilst registering.

*Age restriction: runners must be over the age of 16 on race day to take part in the Gatineau Park Marathon and over the age of 14 on race day to take part in the Gatineau Park Half Marathon.