The Ottawa Running Club: Celebrating 12 Years

Some friends got together for a run 12 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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Registration Process


Step One: Register

Please complete our membership form and waiver.

Step Two: Donate 

You earn your membership by making a $60 donation to Sole Responsibility via the "Donate to Register Link" link below. Your membership is good for the full calendar year and you're able to come to any club workouts. 

For new members joining from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, the fall membership is only $30

 Donate to Register 



Step Three: Communicate

Subscribe to our email group by emailing us at

Steps Four: Run!

  • Sundays: We meet at 8:15am at the Bridgehead at 1277 Wellington (corner of Caroline).

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

    • Start Smart:  We have Sunday Start Smart programs for new runners in early spring and late fall; Checkout our Facebook for upcoming programs.

  • Tuesday Tempo: Join us for weekly interval workouts at Dovercourt (411 Dovercourt Ave.) downstairs desk at 6pm year round. Troy Austrins leads us every week with a different workout. 

  • Wednesday Track: From May through July we have track workouts at 6:15pm on Wednesdays at Notre Dame High School (710 Broadview Ave.)


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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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