Our stories

We asked our runners to tell us why they are running this year. Whether it’s for a reason or a love of the sport, they wrote in and we want to share those stories with you!

Share your story with us.

Meagan‘s Story

Charity/Fundraising
My name is Meagan Massad and I am running the 10 kilometre with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Just over a year ago,…

Raghu‘s Story

Why I am running in 2019
I am from India and on a short personal visit to Canada. I registered for the Ottawa 10K run as I haven't run in a…

Fernando‘s Story

Why I am running in 2019
I am running because it is the perfect way to get to know a city. This will be my fourth marathon on a place that…

Sandra‘s Story

General Interest
When my older brother and older sister turned 50 we went to a race of the birthday person's choice (Las Vegas Half, Mont Tremblant Ironman).…

Mathieu‘s Story

Why I am running in 2019
2018 was an enormous year for me, almost like an awakening, I decided it was time to set things right. I set my priorities straight…

Victoria‘s Story

What I learned from running
I have been running in some form or another since I was 10. I participated in school teams, trained for community soccer programs and worked…

Steve‘s Story

Running history
I began running 26 years ago. Over those 26 years I have run many 5 km events, more 10 km events than I could shake…

Kelly-Ann‘s Story

Why I am running in 2019
This will be my 3rd year running with my new legs! After having a lifelong handicap, I've undergone 4 surgeries in 15 months to correct…

Denis‘s Story

Running history
I’ve always been running, going back to my high school days. In 1990, I was watching the marathon race with my sister-in-law and at the…

Lara‘s Story

Why I am running in 2019
In April 2016 I completed back to back marathons in Paris and Rome. Six weeks later I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Throughout my treatments…