Nothing beats the energy and vibe of Ottawa’s Race Weekend (May 26-27, 2018)

Always the weekend after Canada’s Victoria Day (and over US Memorial Weekend), this is one of the most scenic and popular marathons in North America.  With a route that takes you throughout some of Ottawa’s most iconic neighbourhoods and along the beautiful Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), this run is one you will never forget.

With the start line right outside our door, the lobby of the Lord Elgin is just humming with energy and enthusiasm all weekend as runners, walkers and those cheering us on hang out getting ready for their start time, or just want to soak in the fabulous vibe that is palpable.

You cannot stay at a better spot as a runner or just here to  take in the many events Race Weekend has to offer.  It is Canada’s biggest and best running event ever!  You start just in front of the hotel and all races finish in Confederation Park just across from the Hotel.

Grill 41 has an designed a special runners menu available Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get you ready for your run!

Grill 41 Race Weekend Menu

For those staying with are some housekeeping notes for you:

We would like to advise you that road closures are in effect on Saturday, May 26h and Sunday, May 27th.   As the starting line is across the street from the hotel, this will cause delays for the valet service, especially on Sunday morning between 7am and 10am.  Should you require your vehicle during these times, please speak with the bellmen and we will assist you with an alternate pickup location.

 We would like to inform all of our guests that the races on Sunday begin at 7:00am and due to the crowds, music and starting gun; if you are not participating in the races, you may be awakened early. If you are not participating in the races and wish to relocate to a quieter room at the back of the hotel, please contact Guest Services.

 If at anytime you require service and/or information, please contact one of our Guest Service Representatives who will be on duty 24 hours each and every day. A Representative may be reached by dialing 0.

Business Hours on Race Weekend are as follows:

Fitness Centre: 24 hours

Grill 41:   6:30 am – 11:00 pm (Opens at 6:00 am on Sunday morning before the race)

Pool:   6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Starbucks:  Sat:  8:00am – 9:00 pm    Sun:  6:00 am – 6:00 pm

 Wishing everyone an incredibly wonderful and successful run!!

Visit: Ottawa Race Weekend for more information