From June 22 to 23, the Globe and Mail will be providing a comprehensive guide to all of the festivities going on in the country.
For those who can’t make it to Ottawa, we’ve put together a handy guide that highlights key points about the event, and also a timeline of key events in the capital.
If you’re looking to make the most of the free, all-day marathon, we recommend making a reservation in advance and getting your tickets early.
The Globe and Post will be giving away tickets for free on June 21 and June 22 for a limited time.
Here’s how you can secure yours.
First, you’ll need to register online at Canada.ca.
You’ll need a Canada.com email address to get your tickets.
We’ll also be giving out an email address for those who register at the event to confirm their confirmation number.
After you sign up for an email account, a special offer is available: if you register at a different time from the one you want to be at the Canada-wide Canada Day Marathon, you will automatically be placed into a draw to win a free ticket to the race, with a chance to win it at the door.
We suggest making a quick reservation for the Canada.cal event.
First time registrants, or those who are new to Canada, can register online by clicking here.
You will then need to provide your email address, date of birth, your postal code and phone number.
The Canada Day Games will take place at the Rideau Canal Park, which is located at the corner of Dufferin Street and the Rideur Street Bridge.
The race begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 22, with the finish line at 6:00 p..m., with the first 2,000 participants taking to the riverfront to compete for medals.
If your registration is confirmed, you are automatically entered into a drawing to win tickets to the Canada day marathon, with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
Once you enter the drawing, you can’t cancel or change your choice of date.
For more information on Canada Day, visit www.caipage.ca or call 613-580-4200.
Here are some tips to get you through the race.
Follow all the rules and regulations.
As the only official marathon, there are plenty of rules and guidelines you should follow to ensure you are ready to compete.
Run on course: Run on a course that is designated by the organizers.
This means a course you can easily navigate to by foot, bike, or car.
Don’t forget to bring water and food.
Run in a group: If you want your family and friends to be able to join you, group your run together.
Run with a goal: A goal is the idea of running together for a set duration.
Make sure you are doing so with a group of runners.
If possible, make it a marathon or a 5K.
Run slowly: Run slowly.
Don´t overdo it.
Keep pace with your surroundings.
Run your race: Keep your distance from your teammates and make sure to stay out of sight of other runners.
Donât try to do too much.
Follow the race rules and keep them as clean as possible.
For a detailed guide to running on a marathon course, see www.runancampaign.ca/rules.
Follow Canada Day events at the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) website.
For information on participating in the Canada days race, see the COC’s official website.