Ian Fraser appointed Executive Director of Run Ottawa

Local entrepreneur and former national elite triathlete takes helm on September 9th

Ottawa, September 3, 2019 Run Ottawa today announced it has appointed a new Executive Director and Race Director.  Ian Fraser, a successful local entrepreneur and former elite triathlete will take the helm on September 9th, 2019.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ian is a graduate from Carleton University. He is the former owner and partner at Somersault Events, Human Power Performance and Cyclelogik. A multi-dimensional entrepreneur with a long history of community engagement and advocacy, Ian has volunteered for the board of OCISO not for profit housing corporation, the Wellington West BIA, and is currently on the Board of Invest Ottawa.

“We’re thrilled to have Ian take over the leadership of Run Ottawa,” said Mark Sutcliffe, chair of Run Ottawa’s board of directors. “Ian has deep experience as an athlete, event organizer and volunteer, tremendous entrepreneurial skills, and a demonstrated love for his community. We’re excited about his vision to manage, sustain and grow Run Ottawa’s events and his ideas for making the experience for runners and Run Ottawa members even better.” 

“I am so excited to take on a role that will allow me to contribute actively to the health and wellness of our city,” said Fraser. “Run Ottawa is the city’s top running event organizer, and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has become the yard stick against which all multi-distance running events are measured in Canada. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

“I look forward to working with Run Ottawa’s dedicated team of employees and its thousands of volunteers to continue to deliver the best possible experience to runners in the National Capital.”

The 2020 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 23-24, 2020. Run Ottawa’s popular Cookie Run, presented by Bushtukah, will take place Saturday, November 2 at Lansdowne Park.

About Run Ottawa

Run Ottawa is the National Capital Region’s premiere running organization and the organizers of Canada’s most popular multi-day running event, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. A not-for-profit, Run Ottawa manages the Run Ottawa Club and organizes more than 20 running events throughout the year, including Emilie’s Run, the Richmond Road Races, the popular Cookie Run, and the Saturday 5Ks at the Experimental Farm. Run Ottawa also manages the Kids Run Ottawa program, which introduces running into the schools for kids aged 6 to 12.

Learn more at www.runottawa.ca.