Sun, Feb 19, 2023

Embrace Winter Run - Supporting Imerman Angels


Embrace Winter is an official event of Ottawa’s biggest and best winter festival - Winterlude. This scenic run takes you through true Canadian winter landscapes and is a great motivator to stay active this winter.

Where & When

Date & Time

Sun, Feb 19, 2023


1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON. Canada.

Race Options

8:00 AM - Marathon Run

42.2 km

9:00 AM - Half Marathon Run

21.1 km

9:30 AM - 10 Km Run

10 km

10:00 AM - 5 Km Run

5 km

10:30 AM - 3 Km Run

3 km

10:45 AM - Snowy Shuffle Kids 1K - Includes Medal

1 km


An Official Winterlude Event: 

This winter running event has something for everyone: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 3K, and Kids 1K.

Embrace Winter is an official event of Ottawa’s biggest and best winter festival - Winterlude. This scenic run takes you through true Canadian winter landscapes and is a great motivator to stay active this winter. 

This race has lots of extra features for anyone who participates.

Participants love

  • Celebrating Canadian winters! 
  • The added challenge of running in the winter. 
  • A closed road for the run course, making it as safe as possible to Embrace Winter. 

Included in your registration is:

  • Bragging rights!
  • 10$ Voucher to Decathlon Ottawa. Usable on Feb 18th during bib pick up.
  • A Somersault multi-use neck gaiter
  • A personalized race bib.
  • Professional timing from Sportstats.
  • A certified course and Boston Marathon Qualifier.
  • On-course nutrition from F2C.
  • Race Photography, sponsored by John Gomes Real Estate.
  • Post-Race snacks.
  • Post-Race hot chocolate and chicken broth.
  • Pre and Post-Race massages from the International Academy of Massage.
  • Discounted Post-Race brunch at Mill St Brewpub. Save 20% on your post-run brunch (excludes alcohol), only a 650M walk from our event ($).
  • Podium Prizes for the top 3 male, female, and non-binary athletes, from The Ottawa Titans Baseball Club
  • Memories that you won't soon forget.

Important Deadlines:

  • Medal Deadline - January 19th. We keep our prices low and make the finisher's medal an optional add-on. If you want to commemorate this achievement with a finisher's medal, make sure to register before January 19th and add the medal to your order.
  • Shirt Deadline - January 19th. If you would like to pick up your souvenir shirt during bib pick-up or race day, it must be ordered before January 19th. If you miss the deadline, you can still order the shirt AT THIS LINK. The shirt will be available for online order starting February 18th. You can also try on some sample sizes at the event. 
  • Online Registration Deadline - February 14th at 6pm. If you don't sign up by then, you can still sign up in person on race day, or at bib pick-up, subject to availability. Some of our races sell out, so make sure to sign up early! 

Bib Pick Up:

  • Saturday, February 18th from noon to 3 pm. Pickup will be at Decathlon Ottawa, 1055 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1. By picking up your bib on Saturday, you'll also get a 10$ Decathlon Ottawa Voucher, for use that day
  • Sunday, February 19th, starting at 7:15 am. Pickup will be inside the War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8.


Charity of the Event - Imerman Angels

Charity of the Event - Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels envisions a world where cancer is not a solitary experience. Their mission is to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors, and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there. Imerman Angels envisage un monde où le cancer n''est pas une expérience solitaire. Leur mission est d'apporter du réconfort et de la compréhension à tous les combattants du cancer, aux survivants, aux survivants et aux soignants. Imerman Angels offre des contacts personnalisés avec quelqu'un qui a déjà été là.


Course Maps

Course Map

Course Map

Take a look at our run course for Embrace Winter. For those running multiple loops, you'll be happy to know that we adjusted the turnaround points from previous editions to remove as much elevation as possible!

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