Host a runner through StayBillety

One of our favourite aspects of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is how it connects people based on their shared love of running.

We’ve heard many stories over the years of new friendships formed and annual traditions made, and that’s why we’re excited to continue our partnership with making connecting runners even easier.

StayBillety is the accommodation platform for listing and finding places to stay. One of the ways it differs from other online housing platforms is that it connects hosts and visitors with shared interests and it supports charities.

Whether it’s running, curling or cooking, the StayBillety team is excited about new friendships being made through the service.

“When you have shared interests with the people you’re hosting or staying with, it’s the recipe for a unique and enjoyable experience,” said Barbara Jones, StayBillety’s founder.

StayBillety works by letting hosts list their extra beds and rooms (or entire houses and apartments) on the site. Travellers then search listings, contact potential hosts and book their stay through the site.

Another way in which StayBillety is unique is instead of offering strictly location-based search for housing, you can search by events or interests, and find people participating in the same things as you, like Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

If you don’t immediately spot a place to stay suited to your needs, StayBillety’s platform allows you to post a housing request. After setting up your account and profile, potential hosts can then view your request and offer their space to you.

With travel costs climbing, StayBillety can serve as an affordable alternative to hotels and other traditional providers.

“StayBillety can remove the barriers to participation accommodation costs often represent,” Jones said, “for the participants themselves and also for their families and supporters who want to attend, watch and cheer them on.”

For more on StayBillety, and to list your extra space as a host, check out their website and follow them on Twitter, facebook and Instagram.

If you’re already hosting on another service, see and the StayBillety team will set you up on to support Run Ottawa and Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.