On May 27-28, 2023

We Run for a Reason

Every step you take will help transform healthcare at The Ottawa Hospital — creating a better tomorrow for us all.

It’s time to make every step count.

On May 27-28, 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.

Courez pour une raison

Your race. Your pace.

Your reason to run.

Which race will you run for a reason?

2 KM 5 KM 10 KM Half marathon Marathon

2 KM
5 KM
10 KM
Half marathon

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. 

One step can change lives.
Many steps can change the world.

Bringing together a team of friends or colleagues to Run for a Reason is not only more fun, but you’ll also make a BIGGER impact on the future of healthcare in our region.

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 lace up?

Move today. Impact tomorrow. Help create a brighter future for all of us.

Everyone can Run for a Reason

Each year, we welcome new teams and long-standing squads to Run for a Reason, each with their own inspiration. Join us in 2023 and walk or run alongside people like MEMC Team, and Dr. Smita Pakhalé to raise critical funds for The Ottawa Hospital.

The MEMC movement 

MEMC Team was created by Sindy Hooper to support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. It’s about Sindy’s desire to Make Every Moment Count and to share that message with others.

Bridging the gap

Dr. Smita Pakhalé continues to help bridge the gap for marginalized populations in our region by returning for a sixth year to fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital.

A Top-Notch attitude

Living with stage 4 cancer today, Matt Zanutta and his wife, Justine, keep a positive attitude as they support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.

Run for a Reason Toolkit

If you have questions, or would like to share your successes or concerns, please contact our Run for a Reason team.

Email events@toh.ca or call 613-798-5555 ext. 19832.