Board of Directors Opportunities

These are exciting times for Run Ottawa! This has been a great month for running, for members of Run Ottawa, and for all running enthusiasts in our community.

We want all of you to learn more about how our organization works and we would encourage all members to get involved. The governance structure of Run Ottawa includes a Board of Directors, and the members of this board play a role in governing and strategic planning. All of the members have things in common, but most importantly, they all share a passion for running and energy for advancing the sport of running in the Ottawa/Gatineau community. All of them are volunteers.

Each year, the Board looks to find new people, and nominations are brought to the Annual General Meeting held in November of each year. The Board is always seeking to find members of Run Ottawa who would be willing to dedicate some time to help our organization. Current and past members have brought expertise and experience in many areas including business, government, marketing, law, finance, public relations, healthcare, and service industries.  Many of the members have had previous experience in governance as well.

You do not need to wait until the Annual General Meeting to express interest in taking on a Board position. If you have any questions or an interest in assisting in the governance of the organization, please reach out to us. Your questions or expressions of interest will be greatly valued.

Feel free to contact Executive Director Ian Fraser ( or our Nominations Committee Chairperson Patrick Girard ( We will be very pleased to hear from you. Also, you are always welcome to reach out to any of the other Board members.