WAVE 2 is sold out, but there's still room for WAVE 1


The EXIT Free Spirit 5K, part of City of Om 2017, is Ottawa’s second annual running and yoga event, brought to you in 2017 by EXIT Realty Eastern Ontario. The event begins with a 15 minute guided stretch with breath-work at Lansdowne Park led by Tony Greco, continues with the Free Spirit 5K fun run* along the Rideau Canal, and finishes with the Free Spirit Yoga class and guided meditation on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park. As a bonus, participating in the EXIT Free Spirit 5K gives you an all-access pass to the yoga festival! 

The Runners

The EXIT Free Spirit 5K is for runners of all levels: first-time runners, occasional joggers, weekend warriors and dedicated marathoners. It's also a great wind-down run for those participating in the Ottawa Race weekend the week before!

Bag Check for runners

City of Om 2017 has you covered: the EXIT Free Spirit 5K runners have exclusive access to a sheltered BAG CHECK (for the duration of the run & Free Spirit Yoga Class)

EXIT Free Spirit 5K Schedule

wave 2

8:30am Tony Greco-guided Stretch & Breath-work

9:00am Fun Run

11:00am Free Spirit Yoga & Meditation

Noon – 9:00pm Unlimited Festival Access

Wave 1

7:30am Tony Greco-guided Stretch & Breath-work

8:00am Fun Run

11:00am Free Spirit Yoga & Meditation

Noon – 9:00pm Unlimited Festival Access


What to Expect

  • You can pick up your run package at on-site at Lansdowne Park on Friday June 2, 2017 from 12pm–8pm. The EXIT Free Spirit 5K booth will be located inside the Aberdeen Pavillion by the east entrance.
  • Show up 15-30 minutes before the stretch to check your bag into the EXIT Free Spirit 5K Bag Check inside the Aberdeen Pavilion (note that all your belongings must fit inside your bag with the exception of your yoga mat)
  • The Free Spirit Bag Check is a one time use to store your bag during the EXIT Free Spirit 5K run and Free Spirit Yoga Class.  All bags must be picked up after the Free Spirit Yoga Class (by 1pm)
  • The pre-stretch will beled by Tony Greco at the East Court (or in the Aberdeen if inclement weather)
  • The fun run will be a 5 km course on the Rideau Canal pathway 
  • Runners will be matched with those that run at the same speed, in groups of 10-15 people
  • There will be no water stations on the run pathway however there are three refills stations at City of Om at Lansdowne Park
  • There will be two waves of runners, one starting pre-stretch at 7:30am and another at 8:30am
  • Each EXIT Free Spirit 5K runners will be provided with a Pure Kitchen fresh cold-pressed juice at the finish line!
  • The EXIT Free Spirit 5K runners can use their pass all day to access all yoga classes offered by City of Om


Pure Kitchen fresh, cold pressed juice après-run ($6 value)

All Access Festival Pass ($60 regular)

Free Class at Pure Yoga ($18 value)

Sheltered BAG CHECK while you run

Whole Foods + Genuine Health are providing bars for each of the runners

Lululemon Running Socks*
Saje Natural Wellness Athlete Kit**

*for the first 75 people (per wave) to purchase a ticket!
**for the first 100 people (per wave) to purchase a ticket! 



 Have you ordered your limited edition 2017 EXIT Free Spirit 5K festival tank or t-shirt?  Only $25!

Limited edition 2017 EXIT Free Spirit 5K festival tanks + t-shirts will be available for sale on Friday June 2, 2017 for $30 CASH ONLY at the Run Kit Pick-Up booth inside the Aberdeen Pavilion! 

* The EXIT Free Spirit 5k is a non-timed fun run