Ottawa Runs You Might Like - August

Ottawa Runs You Might Like - August

August road races, trail runs, and OCRs are the perfect way to soak up the last of the summer days. These Ottawa and surrounding area runs will get you moving! Check 'em out:

Bad Beaver Ultra

Date: August 3-5, 2017
Distance: 150k

The Bad Beaver Ultra is a 3 day semi-supported foot race through one of Canada's most picturesque natural conservation areas, Gatineau Park. The anything but flat course will take you up and down rocky escarpments and ski hills, through mud and water, and yes, even a beaver dam or two.

Spartan Race Ottawa

Date: August 5-6, 2017
Distance: OCR

Run the Spartan Race Ottawa to discover just what you're capable of doing. The Sprint course is designed for all levels of athletes. If you're looking for more of a challenge, run the Super course with more obstacles and a longer distance. 

MEC Ottawa Race FOUR

Date: August 6, 2017
Distance: 11k, 20k, 30k, 50k

This one-day trail race experience has something for everyone in Gatineau Park, from an 11k all the way to a 50k trail run. You can also choose to hike the 11k or 20k courses, provided you can finish within the cut-off time.

Night Race Ottawa

Date: August 12, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

Night running can be a risky move, but not if you bring your friends along! Wear your brightest glow sticks, headlamps, and bicycle lights to run this out and back again 5k or 10k route around the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Fill up your free glow beer mug at the after-party!

i2P Run

Date: August 19-20, 2018
Distance: 10k, 12.5k, 23k, 36k, 50k, 100k

The I2P is an annual trail run through Gatineau Park's diverse ecosystem. You'll pass through forests, beaches, single tracks, country paths, open fields, and beautiful lake shore. There's no limit to what you can do on the I2P. Choose the path you'd most like to go down as you're running the race. 

Brockville Downtown Run

Date: August 20, 2017
Distance: 1k, 5k, 10k

Held during the Thousand Island Triathlon, the Brockville Downtown Run is a 5k or 10k road race that brings thousands of people to the picturesque "City of the Thousand Islands" in eastern Ontario.

Wooly Bully Races

Date: August 20, 2017
Distance: 1k, 5k, 10k

Take the ferry over to Amherst Island to run a fast and fun 5k or 10k over the rolling sheep pastures (that's where the wooly comes from.) Amherst Island is a beautiful island on Lake Ontario close to Kingston, ON.

Power in Pink Trail Race

Date: August 26, 2017
Distance: 3k, 5k, 10k

Journey to "the Ark", the home of the Mad Trapper, for this women's only hike and trail run. Celebratory mimosas await you at the finish line!

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Published on Jun 27, 2017