More than 3,000 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend shirts heading to the Bahamas next week
Organizers partnering with Julian of Norwich Anglican Church to donate shirts to Hurricane Dorian victims
September 12, 2019 – Ottawa – Run Ottawa, the organizers of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, have partnered with Julian of Norwich Anglican Church to donate more than 3,000 race shirts to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The shirts, along with donations from the community, will be heading to the Bahamas next week.
“Like everyone else, we watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian destroyed the beautiful Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands,” said Ian Fraser, Executive Director, Run Ottawa. “We are happy to be able to play a small role in helping the victims put their lives back together.”
Organizers heard about this donation drive earlier this week and immediately decided to donate the shirts to the victims.
“We are so grateful to Run Ottawa for this generous donation,” said Reverend Monique Stone, of Julian of Norwich Anglican Church. “The shirts, along with food and household goods donated by the community, will be going directly to those who have been left in the midst of dire circumstances.”
Run Ottawa and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend have a long history of community involvement through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, which raised more than $800,000 for local charities in 2019 alone. In the past, the organization has donated race shirts all over the world, including to the victims of the 2017 Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda.
Photo op: Ian Fraser will be dropping off boxes of race shirts to Julian of Norwich Anglican Church located at 7 Rossland Avenue, TODAY at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Julian Campbell, born and raised on Cat Island in the Bahamss, will be present to receive the donation.
About Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
The 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed more than 32,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the Ottawa 5K, the Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. This year, runners raised $800,000 for 70 local and national charities, through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is one of only two running events in the world to host two IAAF Gold Label races: the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. The 2020 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 23-24, 2020. For more information: https://www.runottawa.ca
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.
Visit us at www.runottawa.ca.