2016 Events- 9 Run Run

This was the 7th year for this event. A 1/2 marathon, a 10K and a family 2k all held in Stittsville. A great event with a real community feel.

Ottawa’s Emergency Services support of this race makes it like no other in town. Uniformed Police. Paramedics and Firefighters passing out medals, the biggest flag around and the Chief’s Chilli  Cook-off which the Fire Services always win.

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Over the last 4 years this event has raised over $100,000 for charities involved with mental health.  Bushtukah has been involved with this race for several years. The 2017 date is October 14th . You can find more information here.

2016 Events – Velo MSM Mountain Fest

We are a participant in this not a sponsor but we wanted to talk about it because what started as a local event has become eastern Canada’s largest mountain bike festival. There are demos and displays by local dealers, activities for the whole family and some trail running too. A great opportunity to check out the trail network at Mont St Marie and a fun party weekend. The 2017 Velo MSN Mountain Fest will be held July 21-23. You can find more information  here

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2016 Events- The Ride to Turn the Tide

The Kanata Grassroot Grannies set out each year on a three day 265km cycle tour in early September to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

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This vibrant group has started the ride from our Stittsville location for the last few years and this year they finished with a triumphant ride down Richmond Road to our Westboro store.14203159_1393886787292537_504684975593642244_n

Twenty-three riders and four support crew raised a total of $64, 888! We look forward to sponsoring them again in 2017.

2016 Events- The Bushtukah Bring on the Bay 3k Open Water Swim

This was the 10th year for this event. The biggest open water swim in eastern Canada and the second biggest in all of Canada.img_5717

Everyone involved with this event is a volunteer and ALL of the proceeds do directly to Easter Seals for use in the Ottawa area. This year over $56,000 was raised.

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The event includes a swim angel program which provides support for swimmers who need a little extra to complete the distance. The 2017 swim will be held on July 15th. You can find more details here.

2016 Events- The Gatineau Triathlon

Held each year at Lac Leamy Park this event includes triathlons, duathlons and running races for adults and for younger age group racers. Some of the races are part of the Quebec Cup.

This was our second year a sponsor at this event but we have entered a corporate team each year since 2013.

In 2013 we entered a team and placed second behind Service de Police de Gatineau.

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In 2014 we stepped it up a notch and placed first. The Service de Police de Gatineau were second.

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In 2015 we entered two teams and placed second and third. The Service de Police de Gatineau were first!

In 2016 we entered two teams again. We placed 1st and 3rd with Service de Police de Gatineau in 2nd. Our Stittsville store manager would want you to know that the Bushtukah Stittsville store was the winning team. img_3087

We will be back in 2017 and we have no doubt that the Service de Police de Gatineau will be too. It’s a lot of fun and each year we have won a giant cheque to donate to charity.

2016- The Scotiabank Canada Day Road Races

This race has become a Canada Day tradition for many Ottawa area runners. Races include a 10k and  a 5k.

For the younger runners there is a kids 1k and the always popular and extremely cute 100m tot trot.

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The race start was moved to Walter Baker Park this year and it will be there again in 2017.

Bushtukah has been the presenting sponsor for this event for many years and we will be back again in 2017. We hope you will join us on July 1st. More details can be found here