Beaver Chase Series

Run Ottawa’s ‘Beaver Chase Trail Series’ returns in 2019 and will mark the 26th consecutive season these informal events will be held during the spring and summer months.

The series is intended to provide the running community organized, fun opportunities to move off the pavement and onto a trail.

We do not time the Beaver Chase Series events. There is a digital clock at the finish line and runners note the time on the clock or their watch and record their times. These are collected and posted after each event and published at


Youth/Kids 18 and under Run Ottawa Members Non Members
FREE $5.00+HST $10.00+HST

This year the series will be comprised of 3 events between May and August. The series finale will wind up on Saturday, October 12th at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility with the Jim Howe Memorial Cross Country 6K race, part of the ‘Capital XC Challenge. It is timed by Sportststats.

NEW FOR 2019!

Register online for any of our Beaver Chase Runs and you’ll receive $10 off your registration for the Jim Howe Memorial X-Country run in October. (not applicable to those utilizing members discount)


Tuesday, May 14th

Richcraft Recreation Centre, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata North Business Park;

Registration: 5:30-6:25 p.m.
Start time: 6:30 pm

Washrooms and free parking are available at the Richcraft Centre.

A 2 loop course that is a mixture of paved and cinder pathways which are part of the Monk Conservation Trail.

Runners have an option of doing one or two loops (2.5K per loop). The children’s event is one loop of the course.

Tuesday, June 11th

D. Aubrey Moodie School 595 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, K2H 8A8

Registration: 5:30-6:25 p.m.
Start time: 6:30 pm Distances – 6K or 2K

Run the trails located within the Western Greenbelt of the NCC which run between Moodie Drive and Cedarview Road. The footing is great, the trail is rustic and you will love the scenery as you wind your way along this out and back 6K, with the half way point being Bell Centennial Arena. The start and finish is on the grounds of D. Aubrey Moodie School. Comfort stations will be on site.

Tuesday, August 27th

Bell High School, 40 Cassidy Drive, Ottawa (take Cedarview Road north of Hunt Club, continue to Bruin Lane and turn left over the 416 overpass then look for the signs to direct you into Bell High School/Arena to park and register). Comfort stations are available on site and parking is free.

Registration: 5:30-6:25 p.m.
Start time: 6:30 pm Distances: 6K/2K

An out and back course that will start and finish on the Bell High School track and take runners out onto the NCC trails that run between the rear of Bell Arena and Hunt Club Road. It is 3K out, 3K back. There is an out and back 2K event for those wishing the shorter distance.