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- 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 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

Each year 2000 cyclists celebrate spring by getting up on Saturday morning and riding 180km from Ottawa to Kingston and then just because they can, on Sunday morning they ride back again!20160612_071029

The Ottawa Bicycle Club Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour has been going on for 45 years! Bushtukah has not been around that long but we have been a sponsor of this event for many years. We also provide some of the on route tech support.  Its always a great event and the OBC does an outstanding job.

This year will be one of the years everyone talks about. After a great ride with a tail wind both ways in 2015, 2016 was wet and windy. We are sure 2017 will be much nicer! This year’s event will be held June 10th and 11th, You can find details here