Sun, Oct 08, 2023

Fall Colours


The Ottawa Fall Colours Run has it all! Boston Marathon Qualifiers; Beautiful Fall Colours in historic Cumberland Village, something for the whole family, including the 1K Turkey Trot and 1K Wedding Dress Dash.

Where & When

Date & Time

Sun, Oct 08, 2023


Cumberland Heritage Museum. 2940 Old Montreal Road

Race Options

8:30 AM - 1K Turkey Trot (12 and under) Includes Medal

1 km

8:45 AM - Wedding Dress Dash

1 km

9:00 AM - Half Marathon

21.1 km

9:00 AM - Marathon

42.2 km

9:30 AM - 10K

10 km

9:45 AM - 5K

5 km

9:50 AM - 3K

3 km


The Most Beautiful Run Course Around: 

The Ottawa Fall Colours Run has it all! New York and Boston Marathon Qualifiers; Beautiful Fall Colours in historic Cumberland Village, something for the whole family, including the 1K Turkey Trot.

The Turkey Trot:

Kids 12 and under can participate in the Turkey Trot, which is a 1K run around the grounds of the Cumberland Museum. Parents are welcome to tag along and help their little runners with the course. Strollers are welcome and you can opt to carry your child to the finish line if they need a helping hand. Regardless of whether they run, walk, crawl or roll to the Turkey Trot finish line, everyone in the Turkey Trot gets a finisher's medal.

Participants love:

  • The fall colours (hence the name). This is a very scenic run course through the beautiful community of Cumberland. 
  • The host venue. The start and finish line, as well as the last kilometer of every race, is at the Cumberland Heritage Museum. This charming museum depicts rural life during the 1920s and 1930s in a village setting.

Inlucded in your registration is: 

  • Bragging rights!
  • A personalized race bib.
  • Professional timing from Sportstats.
  • A certified course and Boston Marathon Qualifier.
  • On-course nutrition from F2C.
  • Race Photography from FinisherPix, sponsored by John Gomes Real Estate.
  • Podium Prizes from Twigz Pretzels.
  • Post-Race snacks, including hot chocolate and chicken broth.
  • Post-Race massages.
  • Memories that you won't soon forget.

Important Deadlines:

  • Medal Deadline - September 8th. 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 September 8th and add the medal to your order.
  • Shirt Deadline - September 8th. If you would like to pick up your souvenir shirt during bib pick-up or race day, it must be ordered before September 8th. If you miss the deadline, you can still order the shirt AT THIS LINK. The shirt will be available for online order starting October 7th. You can also try on some sample sizes at the event. 
  • Online Registration Deadline - October 3rd at 6 pm. 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!


St Peter's High School Athletic Department

St Peter's High School Athletic Department

The volunteers at Fall Colours are from St. Peter High School, in Orleans. It'll be a mix of students from the leadership program and sports teams. Please consider supporting these enthusiastic young athletes to fundraise for their next initiatives!


Course Maps

Course Map

Course Map

This map outlines the details of the course at the Fall Colours Run. The 1KM races do a loop inside the museum grounds. They'll use the same start and finish line as everyone else but will use the gravel path to do their race.

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