Participating in Alive to Strive Race 2016? What you need to know:

Race day is coming up on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Here’s your brief guide to all the day’s details. Bookmark this page for quick access to

  • the day’s schedule,
  • parking information,
  • late registration (bring family or friends!),
  • course maps and
  • Race Kit pick up details.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE (1K, 5K and 10K events)

Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your event!




Onsite event registration/ Race Kit pick up

8:00 a.m.

Race day registration opens for the 10K and 5K events

Hog’s Back Park

10:00 a.m.

Race day registration opens for the 1K

Terry Fox Athletic Facility


9:45 a.m.

Start of 5K wheelchair race

Start line on Hog’s Back Road [Course map]

10:00 a.m.

Start of 10K run/walk

Start line on Hog’s Back Road [Course map]

10:30 a.m.

Start of 5K run/walk

Start line on Hog’s Back Road [Course map]

10:45 a.m.

Start of 5K team challenge

Start line on Hog’s Back Road [Course map]

11:30 a.m.

Start of 1K walk/run

Start line on Terry Fox Athletic Facility track [Course map]

Lunch and awards ceremony

10:30 a.m.

Free lunch for all participants opens
(meat and vegetarian options)

Terry Fox Athletic Facility

12:30 p.m.

Awards ceremony

Terry Fox Athletic Facility

12:45 p.m.

Presentation of top fundraisers (team and individual) and team spirit award

Terry Fox Athletic Facility


Some important notes:

 All races finish on the track at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

  • No pets are allowed on the race course, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind.
  • Strollers are allowed in all our events, but we will ask you to start at the back of the group to prevent injuries.
  • Race Day Registration for 5K and 10K events must be done minimum 30 minutes before race time
  • Anyone who registers in our 10K, 5K or 5K team challenge is invited to participate in the 1K for free, in support of people living with kidney disease!
  • We have lots of great friends doing the 1K – Big Joe from the Redblacks, Sparky from the Ottawa Fury and Riley from the Ottawa 67’s! The Redblacks Dance and Cheer team will also be joining us!!


Limited parking will be available at Hog’s Back Park, Terry Fox Athletic Facility, Mooney’s Bay and on nearby city streets.






Sat., April 23

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility (2960 Riverside Drive)

See below

Sun., April 24


8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hog’s Back Park


(5K individual)

8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$45 or Youth (7-12): $20

(5K team challenge)

8 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Hog’s Back Park

$40 per participant


10 a.m. – 11:00 am.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility (2960 Riverside Drive)


*Children (6 and under) can participate for free, but must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Dialysis patients can also participate in any of our events for free, but must register.


course map 2016

 5K, 10K Map

5k10k course map

1K Map

1k course map


 We’d love to hear about your race day prep or day-of activities. Tweet us @alive_to_strive or check us out on Facebook:


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 RACE KIT PICK UP (Friday-Sunday, April 22-24)

 Race Kit pick up times and locations:

 Friday, April 22nd, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bank Street Running Room

901 Bank Street

Ottawa, ON K1S 3W5

Ph: (613) 233-5617

 Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility
2960 Riverside Drive


Sunday, April 24th, 2016 (Race Day)

 5K, 5K wheelchair, 5K team and 10K at Hog’s Back Park starting at 8:00am


  • 1K at Terry Fox Athletic Facility starting at 10:00 am.


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