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Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend - Road Closures and Exit Strategies

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Run Ottawa, who manages the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, has shared the following information on the road closures related to the race this weekend. 

The impending road closures will be on Sunday, May 29th; they will be in place from 6:00am to 11:30am. 

The following streets will be closed and No Parking will be in effect during this time:

Sherwood between Carling and Fairmont;

Fairmont between Sherwood and Wellington Street West;

Wellington Street/Somerset Westbetween Fairmont and Bayswater;

Bayswater/Bayview Station/Burnside between Somerset West and Parkdale;

Scott/Albert between Garland and City Centre;

Parkdale between Lyndale and Emmerson;

The Sir John A Macdonald Parkway between Island Park and Booth Street

Please do not park overnight on these streets to avoid having to move your vehicle early in the morning.


Run Ottawa has also provided the following information on exit strategies in our ward: 

The marathon race route will be closing on Sunday morning (May 29th) 6am and 7am.

Residents wishing to cross the route on race morning should consider approaching one of the intersections manned by police. There may be some delays (once runners on course) - police will try to get cars across asap

With the heaviest runner traffic during the race, cars will notbe able to get across the route. Emergency vehicles will still have access as required and will be coordinated through the race command post.

If residents must drive during the heaviest runner traffic they might consider parking their car outside the route the night before and walking across the route in the morning.

The route will reopen after the last runners have cleared the section and water stations are cleaned up.



Times of heaviest runner traffic 7:30am-8:30am and 9:30am-10:30am

Police at Gladstone/Fairmont and Fairmont/Sherwood


Runners on Wellington West/Somerset West from Fairmont to Bayswater. Also on Bayswater/Bayview Station/Burnside from Somerset West to Parkdale. Parkdale from Lyndale to Emmerson. Scott/Albert closed between Garland and City Centre.

Times of heaviest runner traffic-7:30 am-8:30 am and 9:30 am-10:30 am

Maps of the courses are available on for Saturday and for Sunday.

Documents shared on exit strategies and the race route in our area are attached below. 

Posted May 27, 2022