Run Ottawa helps you hit the ground running with new coffee partnership!

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend organizers expanding horizons to stay connected with running community 

The organizers of Ottawa’s largest running event, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, have joined the long list of organizations reinventing themselves in light of the pandemic. Organizers today announced they have partnered with Ottawa’s The Artery Community Coffee Roasters to create a brand new Run Ottawa coffee blend to help you “hit the ground running”. 

Run Ottawa, which normally organizes more than 20 running events each year, including its flagship event in May, is working with existing and new partners to offer the National Capital Region’s running/walking community new products and experiences to help motivate them to stay active and connected during this difficult time. 

“Run Ottawa is a community organization at heart, and it has been very important to us to stay connected with our local partners and our running community during this unusual time,” says Ian Fraser, Run Ottawa’s Executive Director. “We know first-hand that runners love their coffee, so we felt this was a very fitting partnership, and the coffee we’ve produced is absolutely delicious!”

Now available in the online store at, Run Ottawa’s Tempo Blend is crafted with beans from two single origins – Guatemala and Rwanda – to make one delightful blend.  

Not only is Run Ottawa supporting a local partner with this new blend, but the coffee is being roasted, bagged and delivered by people living with disabilities thanks to The Artery Community Coffee Roasters’s partnership with ABLE2 (formerly Citizen Advocacy). A portion of all proceeds will be donated to ABLE2, which offers programs and support for people living with disabilities. 

Run Ottawa has a long history of supporting local charitable organizations through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, which raised more than $414,000 last year. 

Participants in the second virtual Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, which will take place from May 1 to May 31 are being encouraged to raise funds for local charities again this year. 

“We are well aware that our partners and local charities are also suffering because of this pandemic,” says Fraser. “That’s why we are doing all we can to support local businesses and to help raise awareness and funds for local charities via the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months!” 

To buy coffee or to register for the 2021 virtual Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, please visit

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Annie Boucher