Get to Know Your Running Clubs - OTT City Run Club
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Kayla Hunt from OTT City Run Club. You’ll often find them running through downtown Ottawa. According to Kayla, you can easily run through the whole inner city within 15k.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hey Kayla! Want to give us your best one-liner bio?
Not the best, but still good. This rings true for all aspects of my life: running, spinning, marketing.
Good motto! Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
Our run club started in August of 2015. Inspired by running culture and crews forming across Canada and the world, we wanted to create something similar in Ottawa. We started off as a small group and have steadily grown each year. Every week brings a new face out and we get to meet more of the inspiring people that make up the Ottawa run community.
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
We consider our run club to be very inclusive. Anyone can join us, no matter what their pace is or how long they've been running. We have a very fast group of individuals that lead the group and we have runners that choose a slow and steady pace - no matter what their run looks like, we ensure no one is ever left behind.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
Our club meets at Dundonald Park in Centretown, Ottawa. We meet at 7:30pm every single Tuesday evening.
Are your group runs mostly casual or more structured workouts?
Mostly casual runs.
Any cost to be a member/join?
Is your group affiliated with any events?
We have worked closely with RunOttawa to organize group runs.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
A favourite amongst our crew: The Two Bridge Loop. If you start at the Centennial Flame, turn right onto Wellington, right over the Portage Bridge, Right along the Ottawa River Pathway, up the stairs by the Museum of History, over the Alexandra Bridge, back to the Centennial Flame at Parliament. This route is beautiful and offers impressive views of the city. Not to mention, you get to run through 2 provinces.
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you're affiliated with of course :)
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and The Army Run.
Anything else that we should know?
We rise by lifting others. If you're not running - you better be cheering!
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the OTT City Run Club, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Find more runs around Ottawa
Looking for runs in and around Ottawa? The RunGuides Ottawa race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/ottawa/runs