Ottawa Runs You Might Like - October

Ottawa Runs You Might Like - October

Fall weather running is here! There's something for everyone on all types of courses in October and, because it's that time of year, you've got extra opportunities to run in costume. Ready? Set? Go!

Road Runs


Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge

Date: October 5, 2017
Distance: 5k

Government employees, lace up your sneakers! This annual 5k run/walk starts at Tunney's Pasture with over fifty federal departments taking part in support of GWCC.

Ottawa Fall Colours Run

Ottawa Fall Colours Run

Date: October 8, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon

Somersault Events presents another excellent annual run in the picturesque country setting of Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Walk or run any of the race lengths just in time to indulge in Thanksgiving dinner.

9 Run Run

Nine Run RUn

Date: October 14, 2017
Distance: 10k, half-marathon

Join Ottawa's emergency services staff, police, paramedics, and firefighters, for an annual run through the city topped off with the Chief's Chili Cook-off.

Donut Dash

Date: October 15, 2017
Distance: 5k fun run

 

The Donut Dash (brought to you by the same people who host the Ottawa Craft Beer Run) is a family friendly 5k fun run along the Pine View Golf Course with donut stations along the way. Donuts will be provided by Ottawa's very own Maverick's Donut Company!

Avonmore Firefighter Run

Avonmore Firefighters Run

Date: October 21, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

Head out to North Stormont township for a picturesque 5k or 10k country road race through Avonmore. You'll share the road with Avonmore's finest first responders. Active firefighters get a registration discount and everyone is invited to indulge in the post-race breakfast.

MEC Ottawa Race FIVE

MEC Ottawa Race Five

Date: October 29, 2017
Distance: 5k, half-marathon, marathon

It's the last MEC Ottawa race of the year! You know how awesome these races are - a great location for a great price (only $25!) The final run is a chip-timed full marathon. You can also choose the half-marathon or 5k options. If you've been running the MEC events all year, this is the perfect opportunity to put all that training to work!

Trail Runs


Jim Howe Memorial XC Run

Jim Howe Memorial Cross Country Run

Date: October 14, 2017
Distance: 5.5k, 11k

A classic cross-country race through the grass, woods, and other mucky stuff around the Terry Fox Athletic Facility near Mooney's Bay in honour of Jim Howe. This event also features the Eastern Ontario Elementary School Cross Country Championships. 

The Relentless Ark Trail Race

The Relentless Ark Trail Race

Date: October 21, 2017
Distance: 3k, 5k, 11k, half marathon, 50k

The Gatineau Hills boast some pretty spectacular scenery, and probably some of the best sugar bushes in the world, too. It's the perfect destination for quality trail running. The Mad Trapper presents a fun course through northeastern Ontario's best countryside.  

Running Scared

Running Scared

Date: October 22, 2017 
Distance: 5k, 10k

Halloween is one of the funnest times to run because you get to do it in costume! This timed 5k and 10k run through the paved trails of Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery is a fun treat for the whole family. Kids can run the 1k complete with candy stations. Won't make for any PBs, but that's not what they're about anyway, is it?

Find More Runs


Already familiar with these runs? You can always head to www.runguides.com/ottawa/runs to get a full list of upcoming Ottawa road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Jul 25, 2017