Annual Diefenbooker Race

Promoting community fun, as well as serious racing.

Race Day Schedule

Registration On Site

7:30 to 8:30 am

Cycling race start

9:00 am

Group Warm-up Exercises

9:10 am


The Race

Join us on Saturday May 2, 2020, for the 24th Diefenbooker Race.

There are events for all ages including:

  • 5 and 10 km running races,
  • 5 km walk,
  • 5, 18 and 33 km cycle tours,
  • youth events, including:
    • a 1 km running race for 12 years old and under,
    • a “Loonie Loop” short races for 2 to 6 yrs old.

Teams of 4 or more can enter a 5 km team event. The winning team is determined by combining the lowest four times on each team.

One of the highlights of the running and walking courses is trip through the blast tunnel of the “Diefenbunker”, Canada’s Cold War Museum. Cyclists travel fully paved routes through rural West Carleton Township. Some roads are temporarily closed to vehicle traffic. The youth events are held at the Fairgrounds in Carp. All routes are well marked.

Once again, our title sponsors are the West Carleton Medical-Dental Centre and West Physio.

Support from both new and returning sponsors is greatly appreciated.

Serving Our Community Since 1996

Since the Diefenbooker Race started in 1996 until 2017 the funds raised have been used to supply the Carp, Constance Bay (CB) and Fitzroy Harbour (FH) libraries with a large number of goods.

Funding for Literacy Projects in the Community

Beginning in 2018 the Diefenbooker Race has been inviting the West Carleton branches of the Ottawa Public Library and 5 area primary schools to submit funding proposals for literacy projects.

Race Sponsors