Mission and Values


We aim to foster an inclusive and healthy community, without barriers to participation. We create opportunities to promote physical activity and support the community at large.


To be the most accessible, inclusive and fulfilling running collective in Canada.


We believe running creates opportunities to achieve optimal health and well-being.

We strive to make everything we do accessible and inclusive, by engaging underrepresented communities and including youth and school programming in our work.

We create programs that empower members and participants to give back to their communities.

We strive to reduce our impact on the environment.

Community engagement and volunteerism are key Run Ottawa values.

Run Ottawa is an inclusive, respectful and exciting place to work, where operational excellence is highly valued.

We believe that performance and personal excellence are key components of our events.