All runs begin at the Lisgar Street entrance of City Hall, 111 Lisgar.

NOTICE: The club has resumed its weekly runs (Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings) in Ottawa. Remember to practice physical distancing (2 m) during the runs.

Given concerns over COVID-19, the OFR Executive has decided to postpone the club’s 17th anniversary potluck and fundraiser until we are given the all clear from public health authorities that it is safe to gather once again.

Regular runs are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as well as the Women’s* 5 km walk or run on Fridays: 4, 11, 25 September; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October (*this event is open to all who identify as women, female-identifying, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals).

Cancellation of runs are rare, only owing to holidays and hazardous weather. When runs are cancelled, we post a notice on this site and send an e-mail to members.

Besides Regular Runs, we also have Special Runs for those wishing for extra training, running on different days, or trying a new route.

5 km OUT-TO-RUN PROGRAM: We are launching a free 8-week program.

  • From 8 September to 31 October 2020
  • Two training sessions per week: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm; Saturdays at 9:00 am
  • Meet at Ottawa City Hall, Lisgar Street Entrance
  • Contact Marcel for more information at

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