Run For A Reason

Run for a Reason returns

Perhaps training for an ambitious goal in the spring will help get you through the colder months ahead and inspire you to make a difference in health care in your community.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend returns May 27-28, 2017. If you’re running, you can also support The Ottawa Hospital through Run for a Reason. This is a great opportunity to stay fit and fundraise for any department at The Ottawa Hospital. Since 1998, more than $10.5 million has been raised through Run for a Reason directly supporting The Ottawa Hospital. Pick a cause that’s close to you to support your Ottawa hospital: Breast Health Centre, Cancer Centre, Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Lab and Parkinson Research are some areas where you can direct your fundraising dollars. The money raised will ensure The Ottawa Hospital is able to continue to provide world-class patient care, purchase state of the art new equipment, and support innovative research.

Register today and then tell your family and friends to “Watch me run to support The Ottawa Hospital.”

How to Participate

Run and support
The Ottawa Hospital

Sign up to run 2k, 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon on May 27-28th, 2017. 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.

Already a Fundraiser?

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.

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.

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