Run For A Reason

It's time to make every step count!

The runners spirit comes alive at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Whether you run or walk, join one of the most exciting weekend's in the Nation's Capital and choose to support The Ottawa Hospital through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. On May 26 and 27, 2018, you can fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital, where the most challenging medical cases in our region are dealt with. This is where research and clinical trials transform our practice and improve the outcomes of patients, every day. Chances are someone you know – your mother, brother, nephew, colleague, or neighbour – will need The Ottawa Hospital. Why not support a cause that’s meaningful to you? This is your chance to put meaning behind your training, every step of the way. Since 1998, more than $10.8 million has been raised for The Ottawa Hospital at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Pick an area of care that’s meaningful and register now. The money raised will ensure The Ottawa Hospital is able to continue to provide world-class patient care, purchase new state-of-the-art equipment, and support innovative research.

How to Participate

Run and support
The Ottawa Hospital

Sign up to run 2k, 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon on May 26-27th, 2018. When registering for your race, be sure to indicate you wish to donate or fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section of the signup form.

Fundraise for
The Ottawa Hospital

Create an online fundraising page and raise funds with your family and friends for an area of the Hospital that means the most to you.


Sponsor an individual or team who is fundraising for The Ottawa Hospital.

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Fundraising Tools:

Backgrounders, graphics and forms to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Karen Lawrence

Get Inspired!

Karen Lawrence

For some, running in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is about achieving a personal best. But for Karen Lawrence, it’s a race to save lives – maybe even her own.

The Bridge

The Bridge

Bridge: a structure spanning and providing passage. The Bridge Engagement Centre is providing safe passage for people with addiction in Ottawa. The work at The Bridge is led by Dr. Smita Pakhale, a clinician-scientist at the Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Team MGV2017

MGV2017 has big goals this year. But when you have a team captain who continues to battle through adversity, you know those goals are possible to achieve.

Turnbull logo

Team Turnbull tackles cancer

Students and staff at Turnbull School are coming together once again this year to Run for a Reason. It will be a special fundraising effort as the school not only celebrates its 25th year but they will be raising money to support one of their own.

Lori and Darryl Blais

Darryl and Lori Blais

When it comes to running, Darryl and Lori Blais are hard core. They’ve run marathons: Ottawa, New York City and Chicago to name a few. But for this duo, a personal best is not always as satisfying as one might think, sometimes they strive for more. Something more rewarding, like running for a cause.

Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe was born to run. Although, he didn’t actually realize it until he was an adult. That’s when his love for lacing up and pounding the pavement began. His most coveted running moment was when he finally made it to the Boston Marathon in 2015.

Christina Walker

Pancreatic Cancer Purple Team

It’s been said that it only takes one person to make a difference, but a team to make an impact. Well Christina Walker, leader of the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Team, is doing just that.

Contact Us

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