Run Ottawa partners with Kichesippi Beer for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and more!

Ottawa, November 28, 2017 – Ottawa’s premiere running event organizer, Run Ottawa, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Ottawa-based craft beer makers Kichesippi Beer to provide free beer at running events throughout the year!

The 3-year sponsorship deal will see runners receiving complimentary beer tickets at events including the Richmond Road Races on January 14, 2018, and Run Ottawa’s signature event, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, which takes place May 26-27, 2018.

“As Ottawa’s most important running event organizer, we strongly believe in supporting and promoting homegrown products and services like Kichesippi Beer,” said John Halvorsen, President of Run Ottawa. “With 40,000 plus runners at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend alone, our events provide an unparalleled opportunity for local companies to showcase their wares to visitors from across the country and the world.”

 Runners participating in the Richmond Road Races, and in the 10k, half-marathon and marathon distances at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will all receive a complimentary beer to help celebrate crossing the finish line! Kichesippi Beer will also be the beer of choice for VIPs, and visitors to the Race Weekend Beer Garden and Celebration Stage.

“Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the best weekend event in Ottawa each and every year,” said Paul Meek, Kichesippi Beer’s owner. “Partnering with this event is the ideal way for us to kick off the summer!”

“We know runners love their beer,” added Halvorsen. “We’re happy to partner with such a great local company to help give them this well-deserved post-race reward!”


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. Anchoring Run Ottawa is a dedicated full-time staff and an elected volunteer board that together represent more than one hundred years of expertise in all aspects of race operations.

Run Ottawa is committed to providing Canada’s best running experience at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and to growing the sport of running in the National Capital Region by organizing high-calibre events, which provide opportunities for the community and all levels of runners to participate.

About Kichesippi Beer

Kichesippi Beer Co first started brewing in April 2010. Our business is 100% family owned by Paul, Kelly and Alexander Meek of Ottawa, Ontario. Our focus is to brew balanced beers to be enjoyed throughout Ottawa and the surrounding area.

About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The 2017 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed more than to 43,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. Runners raised $826,175 and counting for 64 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 2017 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on May 26-27, 2018. For more information or to register:

For more information:

Annie Boucher, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, 613-863-3702,

Paul Meek, Kichesippi Beer, 613-866-1577