On May 25-26, 2024
Every step you take has the power to reshape healthcare for the next 100 years.
Be part of the movement!
Join us at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, Canada’s largest hybrid running/walking event, to help raise critical funds for research and patient care at The Ottawa Hospital.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-century race into the record books!
2024 isn’t just a jog through the park. This year, we’re marking the 100th anniversary of the Civic Campus and Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is celebrating 50 years of running in the Nation’s Capital!
Your race. Your pace.
Whether you’re a marathon warrior or love a brisk walk, every step you take has the power to ensure patients — your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours — can access the latest, most advanced care when they need it most.
Lace up and make history!
Choose your distance!
2 KM 5 KM 10 KM Half marathon Marathon
One step can change lives.
Hundreds of steps can change the world.
Running or walking with a team of friends or colleagues isn’t just more fun — by rallying together, you’ll also make a BIGGER impact on lifesaving research, treatment, and care!
Bonus: For every person you refer using our unique code, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will make an additional $5 donation to our hospital! Ready to join the movement?
Walk or run for The Ottawa Hospital
Each year, we welcome new teams and long-standing squads, each with their own inspiration. Join us in 2024 at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and walk or run alongside people like Chris Dobson, Dr. Jenna Gale, and Mike Boush to raise critical funds for The Ottawa Hospital.
Run for a Reason Toolkit
- Step 1: Create a list of potential supporters
Think of everyone you know who would be happy to support you and create a list – friends, family, co-workers, neighbours, etc.
- Step 2: Personalize your approach and make the ask!
Think of the best way to contact every person on your list, whether it’s virtually through a video call, by sending an email, or by posting a message on social media — personalize your approach to every potential supporter!
- Step 3: Get creative and put the “fun” in fundraising
In addition to your emails and social media posts, we encourage you to get creative and think of a fun activity or event that you can organize to help reach your fundraising goal! There are so many options like a trivia night, raffle, bake sale, garage sale, and so much more!
- Step 4: Reach out to corporate contacts for large donations
Talk to your business networks and see if any companies would be interested in supporting your team! Check out our adopt-a-runner and adopt-a-team forms. A company can sponsor you or your team in exchange for recognition opportunities through Run for a Reason!
- Step 5: Always say thank you!
It is incredibly important to always take the time to say “thank you” to your supporters, whether it’s through an email, phone call, or a hand-written card or letter. They played a big part in your fundraising success — celebrate them!