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- 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

2016 Events- The Diefenbooker Classic

This community event held at the fairgrounds in Carp is truly a family affair.

Events for all ages include 5 and 10 km running races, a 5 km walk and 5, 18 and 33 km cycle tours. The 5k and 10k runs include a trip through a tunnel in the world famous Diefenbunker and the age group medals include a small piece of the Diefenbunker from a secret location.

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Youth events include a 1 km running race for 12 years and under, and “Loonie Loop” short races for those 2 to 6 yrs old.img_1029_copy

All proceeds go to the Carp library. This years event will be held on May 6th. You can find details here




2016 Events- The Winterlude Triathlon

The Winterlude  triathlon is a skate-ski-run triathlon held on the Rideau Canal, the world’s largest skating rink.  It’s part of Ottawa’s Winterlude, a celebration of Canada’s unique northern climate and culture. It is also the first event required to win a Rudy a triathlon award unique to Ottawa. It’s an 8k skate followed by an 8k ski and a 5k run.

Bushtukah has been a sponsor for many years. Mother nature often plays a role in this event. We have had years when it was really cold and years when it was not cold enough. IMG_0256_copyLucky for us all, long time race director Rick Hellard rolls with the weather and always makes it happen. This year we skied and ran at Moonies Bay.

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The 2017 edition of the event will be held on February 4th. Details can be found here.

2016 Events-The Mad Trapper Snowshoe Series

This series of four races is held at The Ark past Wakefield. Each event includes a 5K and a 10K distance. If you have never tried it snowshoe running is tough but it’s a lot of fun and these events are a great way to try it out. You can rent running snowshoes on site and rental is free for first time participants. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and each event includes a home made post race meal, beer and Mike’s amazing brownies! Awards and prizes provided by Bushtukah and other sponsors are awarded in a somewhat random fashion where first time participants have a definite advantage.

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Our favorite is still the Bushtukah Night Race. It’s a fund raiser for i2p  and there is nothing quite like running through the woods on a starlit night!

You can find details about this year’s events here

2016 Events -The Richmond Road Races

This was the 34th year for the Richmond Road Races! This well organized race is held each year by Run Ottawa and Bushtukah has been the presenting sponsor for many years.

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Race director Joe Duval.


The race starts at South Carleton High School where a warm gym is open for everyone’s pre and post race needs. It can be cold but the start and finish line are right outside the gym so you can go straight through the finish into the gym. There is a 5k and a 10K and they have babysitting available! There is post race food and this year they also added FREE post race beer from Beau’s (which will be back in 2017).richmond-race-003

It’s a great way start your running season. This year’s event will be held January 15th. More information can be found here