Affiliate Running Clubs

Ottawa is home to one of the most active running scenes in Canada. The Run Ottawa Affiliate Run Club program is a way for existing run clubs, crews or organizations to partner with Run Ottawa, so that our members can fulfill their training, coaching or adventure needs. If you’d like more information about how to get your club listed, please contact [email protected].

K2J Fitness k2jfitness-logo

K2J Fitness is a running group based in Barrhaven, just a weekend run away from the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa. We provide coaching which includes schedules and group speed work geared toward major spring and fall marathons and half marathons including the Boston Marathon, Ottawa Race Weekend and the Army Run.

During the off season which for us is November and December we do a free group run of 8-10k from Barrhaven Source for Sports on Thursday nights. At K2J Fitness we believe that all you need to get fit is a little motivation and a good pair of shoes.

More info: www.k2jfitness.com  

Natural Fitness Lab

Natural Fitness Lab is a centre-of-excellence for outdoor athletes and adventure built around core technical competencies of: trail running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The adult program is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Canada. We offer the perfect combination of outdoor sports to build applied core strength, cardiovascular endurance, aerobic power, agility, balance, and confidence in a pragmatic and natural environment. We are dedicated to creating significant opportunities for healthy outdoor lifestyle, promoting natural fitness, physical literacy and inspiring long-term athlete development through direct grass-roots community involvement and global campaigns for gender and age equality.

More info: www.naturalfitnesslab.com

Negative Splits Run Club negative-splits-logo

The Negative Splits Run Club are a group of runners ranging from former elite level Track/Marathoners to casual runners. We congregate once a week for a casual run usually followed by little get-together and a quick drink. We are a friendly group and while we started as strangers have all evolved to become a tight knit group of friends who are always there to provide support and encouragement to each other no matter what the current running goals are.

Joining us for a run is as easy as showing up at Sports 4 on Bank St ready for a fun time! Some Coaching options are also available if interested.

More info: Facebook //  Twitter

Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team oac-logo

The Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team was founded in 1981 as a road racing club. Today it has evolved into a women’s road racing team. The prime focus of the OAC Racing Team continues to be the provision of run coaching, and the group environment for the development of women runners. While a number of the athletes do triathlons and duathlons the club does not provide cycling or swim coaching. To maintain a healthy training environment we only accept women runners whose current performances would fit into the group structure.

More info: www.oacracingteam.com

Ottawa City Run Clubocrc-logo

OCRC is a group of runners whose aim is to demonstrate that running can be for anyone and the benefits extend further than just the physical improvements. Running builds community –
a community that is always welcoming and never discriminates. We celebrate accomplishments, PB’s, and continuously motivate each other to be the best we can be. We share a passion for the pavement and we’re a group that cultivates that passion every single day.

We meet every Tuesday, rain, shine or snow at 7:30PM in Dundonald Park. Distance varies weekly but we typically run between 5K – 12K. Run Leads: Kayla Hunt, Nate Nettleton, Ali Campbell.

More info: www.6RUN3.com   

Ottawa Masters Athletics Club omac-logo

For some, winter means track and field season!  A couple years ago, our friends at the Ottawa Running Club started a no-frills track club called OMAC (Ottawa Masters Athletics Club).  After a December workshop (coming up this Dec. 18), the members train mostly on their own then then connect for a meet or two.  There are no membership fees; the only cost to join is annual membership with Canadian Masters, the governing body.  

Besides a mini-meet in late February, members often travel to Nationals which are held this year in Toronto on March 11 and 12.  And as further enticement, it was just announced that Toronto will host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships!  

More info: OMAC’s website.