5 February 2023

BougeBouge 5km Ottawa 2023

*Online registration is now closed. Possibility to register Saturday February 4th at Loblaws Rideau (see details in the description)

The unique indoor 5K in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre and Shaw Centre is back!

We will be running a 5K race through the secret corridors of Ottawa’s two largest indoor centers. The start and finish will be on the 3rd floor of the Shaw Centre and all participants will have the unique opportunity to run the corridors of the Rideau Centre on a 2.5km loop to be repeated twice. A unique and fun event that will have you running in “t-shirt and shorts” in the heart of winter. This event in collaboration with Winterlude will conclude your wonderful weekend of activity in Ottawa.

45,00 $450,00 $
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  • Date: 5 février 2023
  • Start Time: 07h00a.m.
  • End Time: 11h00a.m.
  • Address: Centre Shaw (Shaw Center) 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
  • Contact Details: 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2



  • 7:45 am Late registration
  • 8:45 a.m. Start by wave Red: less than 29 minutes* Yellow: 30-34 minutes* Blue: 35-45 minutes* Green: 46 minutes and more*
  • 8:45 a.m. Start 2.5KM purple wave (start with blue or green bibs)
  • 9:30 a.m. Top 3 Awards

Our partners

BougeBouge 5km Ottawa

Discover the wonders of the Rideau Centre and the Shaw Centre in a unique, sporty and unifying 5km completely indoor event.
Come walk, run, dance and even paint at this BougeBouge Ottawa! Join us at this sporting event

It is a non-profit organization founded and led by two-time Olympic triathlete Kathy Tremblay.

Our organization aims to prevent physical dropout among teenagers, young families, and retirees by bringing together people interested in active living in our communities.

All of our initiatives are based on the principle of self-motivations and centre on education, autonomy, the development of a sense of competence, and the need for social connection.

Thanks to your contribution, BougeBouge can continue to develop initiatives such as  running races, festivalsrunning clubs franchiseshosted events and adventure courses ! You can view our social impact for more details.

Bib number pick-up

Date: Saturday before the event

Time: Saturday 10am to 1pm

Location: Loblaws Rideau 363 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y6


On the day of the event next to the departure on the 3rd floor Shaw Center for exceptions only 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Bib Transfer Policy

You can make a free bib transfer during the bib pick-up period with proof of payment of the ticket to be exchanged and proof of payment.

Registration fees

Ticket price: see the ticket office at the bottom of the page.
Prices will increase by $5 per month for the 90 days prior to the event.
A platform fee of $2.95 + 3% of the transaction as well as GST and QST will be added to your order.
Online registration closes the Thursday before the event.
Methods of payment
New registration by bank transfer, during the bib pick-up period only.
Online ticketing: Visa, Mastercard, Paypal.

Cancellation policy

Race tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled by BougeBouge. In this case, BougeBouge will refund the ticket price and the service fee charged at the time of purchase.

Included in the registration

A finisher’s prize will be given to you at the finish line and may vary depending on the season, such as: a cap, a toque, a bandana, a key chain, a t-shirt, etc. The organizers reserve a surprise for all the races.
A non-traditional medal will be given at the finish line.
Photographers will publish a photo album of the event on our Facebook page! Please like our Facebook page to receive notifications when photos are posted online!


The Quebec Track and Field Federation does not recommend wearing headphones during the race. If you wish to run with music, you must be able to hear outside sounds such as a runner asking you to give way or a volunteer giving you instructions. This is for your safety and the safety of other participants and volunteers.  Due to the complexity of the course, its stairs and narrow corridors, strollers will not be allowed to enter the event.


There will be a changing room at the Shaw Centre. Please note that we are not responsible for loss or theft if you decide to leave your belongings there.

If you park your car in the underground parking lot, we suggest that you leave your warm clothes in your vehicle.


In all sections of the Shaw and Rideau Centres; look for public signage

Water station:

There will be a water stations on the course and a snack will be offered at the finish.


  • The timing of the course is done by the company sportstats. By clicking on this link, you will find your results.
  • The results will be classified by age category (U5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, … up to 60 years +)
  • The starts will be done by wave
    • Red: less than 29 minutes
    • Yellow: 30-34 minutes
    • Blue: 35-45 minutes
    • Green: 46 minutes and more

Certification du parcours 

All of our running events are run under the umbrella of the Ontario Track and Field Federation (OFA).

Parking and public transportation:

  • Pay parking at Rideau Centre
    Parking available at Loblaws 363 Rideau St Ottawa (5 minute walk). Free for Loblaws customers for a maximum of 2 hours. Conditions may apply. 
  • Itinerary with the STO


  • Do not litter during your activity.
  • Please put the waste in the proper recycling bins.

We work hard to ensure that all our events meet our eco-friendly goals.


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Les Suites Ottawa



  • One Bedroom Suites:                      $229/night (single/quad occupancy)
  • Two Bedroom Suites:                      $349/night (single/six occupancy)


  • Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Rates subject to applicable taxes
  • Parking if required is an additional $28.00CAN/day (plus applicable tax) with unlimited in/out access
  • Rates quoted are based on availability – Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • $25/night for each additional person

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel direct:

  • Reservations:              (613) 232-2000
  • Toll free:                      (800) 267-1989
  • By email:                     iv411.rescoor@innvesthotels.com

Here are some of the key features of our hotel that will complement our guests’ experience


  • Ø  In the HEART of downtown Ottawa & the Byward Market
  • Ø  Steps away (next door) from “Canada’s Meeting Place” the Shaw Centre
  • Ø  Seconds away from the historic Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, the National Arts Center, Major’s Hill Park, the National Gallery of Canada, & a plethora of other attractions
  • Ø  Steps away from the Rideau Shopping Centre, loads of restaurants, museums, galleries, boutiques, fine dining, pubs, entertainment, & nightlife
  • Ø  Onsite Presse Café located in our lobby
  • Ø  Easy access from the 417 highway
  • Ø  Only 15 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport


  • Ø  Elegantly appointed spacious one & two bedroom suites
  • Ø  Fully equipped kitchens (includes fridge/freezer, oven/stove w/4 burners, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, cutlery, dinnerware, dishes, etc…)
  • Ø  Laundry room in suite (includes full size washer & dryer, & iron w/board)
  • Ø  Desktop work area (includes desk, ergonomic chair, & working station)
  • Ø  Fully enclosed private balcony overlooking downtown Ottawa & the Byward Market
  • Ø  55” flat screen LCD TV in living area & 43” flat screen LCD TV in bedroom
  • Ø  Separate living & dining areas
  • Ø  Pet Friendly
  • Ø  100% smoke-free

Complimentary Inclusions:

  • Ø  Complimentary HIGH SPEED fibre-optic wireless internet
  • Ø  Complimentary access to our 24-hour workout facility
  • Ø  Complimentary access to our indoor pool
  • Ø  Complimentary access to our 24-hour business centre
  • Ø  Complimentary local, 800 & calling cards

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