Run For A Reason

Run for a Reason surpasses $11 million raised at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

This year alone, 438 fundraisers registered to Run for a Reason raising $310,000. Funds raised through The Ottawa Hospital’s Run for a Reason support world-class patient care, the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment, and support innovative research. Run for a Reason had 19 teams register to fundraise this year.

Tim Kluke, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, says this is an inspirational way to give back and improve health care in our community. “Each person who registered to Run for a Reason this year, has their personal story. They take that story and use it as their motivation to help support our community’s most important health care centre by ensuring our doctors, researchers, and nurses have the tools they need to treat the most complex cases in eastern Ontario.”

Thank you!

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.

Already a Fundraiser?

Fundraising Tools:

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

Sindy Hooper

Make Every Moment Count

It's about making every moment count when it comes to how Sindy Hooper lives her life. Sindy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five years ago.

Sarah Henderson

Nine Years and Counting for Baby Strides

Dedicated to the tiniest, most precious patients, Team Baby Strides returns to support The Ottawa Hospital at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

My patients inspire me to run

For Dr. Erin Cordeiro, her patients inspire her every day. She’s thinking of her patients when she leaves the office, laces up her shoes and heads out for an evening run. It’s her patients who inspire her to fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

White twins

Preemies 4 Preemies

Liam and Rhys White started life in an extraordinary way.

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.

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

Phone613.798.5555 ext. 19832