Important notice for Run Ottawa Club members!
Fall running season is here and with it cooler morning runs and some great Run Ottawa Club events. For the first time in many years, we are also announcing an increase to our membership fees. Starting October 1st, the cost of a membership will increase from $30 to $35 per year.
We need to make this small increase so that our club, which operates as a not-for-profit, can continue to offer great events all year long. This is our first increase since we were known as the National Capital Runners Association! We hope you will agree that our club is still one of the best membership values out there—and that we continue to help you reach your running goals.
So, what are the benefits of a Run Ottawa Club membership?
RACE ENTRY DISCOUNTS
Save on entry fees for most Run Ottawa events, including the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend! Just identify yourself as a club member when you register online to automatically receive your discount.
COACHED RUNNING PROGRAMS
Members have access to free coached programs for intermediate and advanced runners training for half and full marathons. We plan to expand these programs based on demand.
SOCIAL TRAINING GROUPS
Members have the opportunity to combine training and socializing at our low-key training runs every Sunday morning and Thursday evening. Meet other runners while improving your running!
MONTHLY 5K TIME TRIALS
On the first Saturday of every month, members can test their fitness and measure improvement at our club’s friendly and free 5k race series.
Run Ottawa Club members receive discounts on great gear at some of Ottawa’s top sports retailers. Just show your membership card to receive your club discount at:
- Bushtukah Great Outdoor Gear – 10% discount on regular priced items
- 203 Richmond Road (just west of Kirkwood Avenue)
- Sports4 – 10% discount on regular priced items
- 149 Bank Street (between Slater and Laurier);
- Kanata Centrum – 400 Earl Grey Drive;
- The New Balance Store – College Square – 1371 Woodroffe Avenue
- Barrhaven Source for Sports– 15% discount on regular priced items
- 1581 Greenbank Road – north of Strandherd Road
- BUS TRIPS TO BIG RACES
Every year, the Run Ottawa Club organizes two great bus trips to popular out-of-town races, such as the Marine Corps Marathon. Members get the first opportunity to register, at a special rate.
ACCESS TO CLUB APPAREL
Look great on the course and off with quality, club-branded running apparel that we offer to our members at very competitive prices.
Members get the latest news on club events and activities, as well as member reports on other running events, in the Run Ottawa Club online newsletter. Always wanted to write about running? Here is your chance!
We look forward to your continued membership with the Run Ottawa Club. And if you have friends who love to run, why not invite them to join us? You can buy new memberships or renew existing memberships at the old rate until October 1st.
We always welcome your feedback on how to make our club, and running in Ottawa, even better.
Thank you and hope to see you out on a run soon,
Click here to join the Run Ottawa Club today!