24 September 2023

2023 BougeBouge uOttawa

Welcome to the BougeBouge uOttawa! Discover the University of Ottawa’s campus in a new light on a unique urban course.

Take advantage of a particularly attractive rate thanks to the involvement of Johnson Insurance. Hurry, places are limited!

10,00 $20,00 $
TEAM BUILDING - Buy in groups and save! TICKETS All distances combined. DISCOUNT Applied to the basket.
Get 10% off when you buy 5 to 9 tickets for the same event! 5 - 9 10%
Get 15% off when you buy 10 or more tickets for the same event! 10 + 15%

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  • Date: 24 septembre 2023
  • Start Time: 08h00
  • End Time: 14h00
  • Address: Place de l’Université | University Square
  • Contact Details: 136 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 1H3



  • 9 a.m. : 5 km (2 loops) and 10 km departures (4 loops)
  • 10:30 a.m. : 2.5 km departure (1 loop)

Our partners


The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to discover the splendour of the University of Ottawa campus ! The entire University community will gather to walk or run a 2.5 km, 5 km or 10 km course !

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 Pick-up

The pick up of the bib number will take place on the morning of the race. Arrive 1 hour before your start time to prevent delays and to do your pre-race warm-up.

Bib number transfer policy

You can transfer a bib for free during the bib pick-up period, pending proof of payment of the ticket being exchanged.

Registration fee

  • Ticket prices: check the box office at the top of the page.
  • 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 on the Thursday before the event.

Payment methods

  • New registrations can be paid by bank transfer during the number collection period only.
  • Online ticketing can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or 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 registration

  • At the finish line, you will receive a finisher’s prize, which may vary depending on the season, and could be a cap, toque, bandana, key chain, t-shirt, etc. The organizers reserve the right to surprise the finishers with their prize at the end of the race.
  • Photographers will publish an album of the event on our Facebook page! Remember to like our Facebook page to be notified when we upload photos!

T-Shirt sizing Chart

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Please dispose of waste in the proper containers.

Do not throw garbage or masks on the ground during the event.

Bring your own water bottle to refill from the tap.

We work hard to ensure that all our events meet our environmental sustainability goals.

We also invite you to read an article that explains the BougeBouge legacy and community outreach initiatives.

Locker room

No locker rooms are available. We recommend that you leave your belongings and equipment in your car or with  a trusted person.

Parking and public transit

Parking on campus is available at 75 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5


Toilets will be located at the start and finish lines (indoors or portable toilets)

Along the course at (See MyMap)


SportStats will be in charge of timing for this event, with results available on this link.

Results will be classified by age category (U5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, … to 60+)

Water Station

One or more refreshment stations will be set up on the course.

Check the “MyMap” tab to see the location of the aid stations on the course.

We encourage you to bring your own water bottle and to fill it at one of our aid stations. There will be no water bottles given out at the finish line.

Course Certification

All our running events are certified by the Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme (FQA), with 10km, 21.1km, and 42.2km distances GOLD certified and marathons BQ (Boston Qualifier) certified events.

BQ Boston Qualification

To optimize your time spent in the area for the event, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to things to do in the area: What to do in Ottawa. Plan your dream weekend with this one!

Plus, stay in the best hotels at discounted rates with our list of partner establishments.

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Coming in February 2023

Pictures of the event