We run south along the Rideau Canal, under the Queensway, and stop at the Canal Ritz restaurant. Turning back here is 5 km (3.1 miles). Generally, regardless of what distance people are running, we all take a break here and regroup before people decide whether to continue for a longer run, or turn back.
Continue south from the Canal Ritz to the first bridge, which is Bank Street, then turn around for a 7.1 km (4.4 miles) run.
For a 9.4 km (5.9 miles) run, continue south past Bank Street to the next bridge, which is Bronson Avenue. Cross the canal on Bronson, then return on the other side of the canal. Re-cross the canal on the Pretoria Bridge, just before the Queensway.