The Ottawa Running Club: Celebrating 11 Years

Some friends got together for a run 11 years ago and the ORC was born.  Since then, hundreds have been introduced to running, broken personal bests and made new friends as part of Sole Responsibility's running club.  Plus, thousands of dollars have been donated to charitable causes near and far.

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How ORC Works


Step One: Donate 

You earn your membership by making a $60 donation to Sole Responsibility via the "Join Now" link below. For new members joining from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, the fall membership is only $30.  Look for the 'pay with credit card' link.  Your membership is good for the full calendar year and you're able to come to any club workouts.  


Step Two: Register

Please complete our membership form and waiver.


Step Three: Communicate

Sign up for our free newsletter. It's how we stay in touch.

Steps Four through Infinity: Run!

  • Sundays: We meet at 815am at the Bridgehead at 1277 Wellington.  

    • 5k/10k: There are 5k and 10k+ options each week year round.

    • Marathon and Half: Our awesome program runs from mid-January through Ottawa Race Weekend based at the 440 Richmond Rd Bridgehead.

    • Start Smart: In January and September we have Sunday Start Smart programs for new runners; THE best learner program in Ottawa.

  • Tuesday Tempo: Troy's interval workout meets at Dovercourt downstairs desk at 6pm year round

  • Wednesday Track: From May through July we have track workouts at 615pm on Wednesdays at Notre Dame HS.

  Join Now 

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Top Ten Reasons to Join the ORC
  1. We make sure your training is fun.  When it's fun, it gets done.

  2. Your membership fees go to help others through charitable programs.

  3. Zero intimidation level.  You'll feel right at home. We are just like you.

  4. There are as many as 3 club runs a week.

  5. Ours is THE best learner program in Ottawa.

  6. The track workouts produce personal bests every week.

  7. We have THE coolest club shirts around.

  8. Where better for a post run hangout than Bridgehead.

  9. Have a question?  The coach is there every workout.  Ask away.

  10. Make new friends that will last a lifetime.  We have.


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