Local Run Clubs
Ottawa is home to one of the most active running scenes in Canada. Below is a growing list of local run clubs, if you’d like more information about how to get your club listed, please contact email@example.com.
Arboretum Hill Club
Free hill workout for all. Dominion Arboretum, Fridays 6:29 am
Aylmer Running Club
This club meets Sundays at 9am in Aylmer, QC, and they run distances from 5K to 21.1K.
Badass Lady Gang Ottawa
This group is all about accessibility, affordability, and having a Good. Freakin’. Time. We show up for each other to make health a lifestyle. This group is for ALL Badasses, All Ages, All Paces, All Abilities. They meet Mondays at 7pm at Tunney’s Pasture.
Follow them on Instagram.
Capital Runners Club (CRC Ottawa)
Also led by Run Ottawa members, this is a group of runners who enjoy racing. They meet EVERY TUESDAY for hill work, tempo or intervals, depending on the season and upcoming events.
Iron North Studio
Iron North Studio is a multi-discipline endurance gym located in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood, offering paid and free run programs and triathlon training as well as cycling, strength, and yoga classes. Join us for our Winter, Spring or Fall Run Clubs supporting Around the Bay Road Race, Ottawa Race Weekend, and Army Run or for free long runs each Sunday with our certified run coaches. Iron North Studio was created through the idea that exploring and taking part in alternative forms of exercise to compliment your regular training would increase your performance in your chosen sport. As multidiscipline athletes, we regularly follow our long runs with a yoga practice or finish a tough ride with a quick strength circuit.
More info: http://www.ironnorthstudio.com/
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 alittle motivation and a good pair of shoes.
More info: www.k2jfitness.com
Mill Street Milers
They run. They laugh. They drink beer. This running group meets monthly on Sundays at 11:00 am at the Mill Street Brew Pub for runs of varied distances followed by a free post-run beer provided by Mill Street. Miler events are free, but tickets are to be obtained to attend.
Follow them on Instagram for more information.
Mon groupe de course
This group brings together people from the Outaouais area who run regularly for fun and fitness. Their facebook events are open to everyone. How much does it cost? Nada! Just show up! Locations are always announced at least one day in advance on the page. Everyone leaves together, and everyone runs at their own pace.
Like their page on Facebook.
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
November Project Ottawa
In the heart of Canada’s National Capital city, you will find yourselves immersed in a community of welcoming, smiley and sweaty individuals ready to hand out hugs and high fives. This young and fresh November Project community is bringing “soles” together every Wednesday morning 6:29 am through free fitness.
Follow them on Instagram.
Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team
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 Club
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 Frontrunners (OFR) is a running and walking club for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community and friends. They meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9 am and include runners of all ages and skill levels and varying paces.
Just show up or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ottawa Running Club
Some friends got together for a run 10 years ago and the ORC was born. Since then, hundreds have been introduced to running, broken personal bests and made new friends as part of Sole Responsibility’s running club. Plus, thousands of dollars have been donated to charitable causes near and far.
More info: OttawaRunningClub.org
PdP Road Runners
The “PdP” stands for Place du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec. We are a bunch of public servants who go for lunch time runs Monday to Friday all year long. In the winter, you can find us running along the Rideau Canal but in the summertime, we enjoy the bike paths around Lac Leamy and the bike path towards Alymer in addition to the route along the Canal. All public servants interested in running at lunch are welcome.
Feel free to contact Richard.Goodfellow@pwgsc.gc.ca and join us for a run!
Russell Run Club
The Russell Run Club is a bunch of runners who love their community (Township of Russell and surroundings). They appreciate the role this sport plays in their lives physically, mentally and socially and they want to share this activity in a supportive and encouraging environment. The Russell Run Club currently provides running/walking/jogging programs for all ages and abilities. They plan on continuing to grow the club in the future with more programs and social events.
Check them out at www.russellrunclub.com
Join Somerset Runners for a weekend social run between 6k and 10k, starting and ending with coffee! All paces welcome! Saturdays at 8:00am at Bridgehead Coffeehouse (282 Elgin Street).
Run trails with this friendly group! Meet ups are monthly on Sundays at 7:00am. Locations change every month and events are free. Please register to attend.
Follow them on Instagram for more information.
Trail Sisters Chelsea
The local chapter of Trail Sisters. They host bilingual, women’s only group runs on Mondays in Gatineau Park.
Follow their Instagram account for information on their weekly runs.
Vanier Running Group
Join runners from Vanier, Ottawa and the surrounding neighbourhoods. They meet every Saturday morning at 8:00 am at Ministry of Coffee on Beechwood.
follow them on Instagram.
West Ottawa Run Club
This community of runners meets every Wednesday evening, leaving for their run from Kichesippi Brewery and returning afterwards for post run drinks and social time. This is an all season run group, they trail run in the warmer months and run on the road during the colder months. Route length varies between 2km and 12km. There is no cost to join and runners of all levels are welcome.
You can find more information at: www.WoRun.ca