(Press release and photos via 9 Run Run)
This fall, join the men and women of Ottawa’s Fire, Police and Paramedic services for a half marathon that will be the highlight of your running year. Enjoy beautiful fall running – including parts of the Trans Canada Trail – great local support and amazing atmosphere. And you won’t find a medal like this anywhere else!
9RUNRUN, Ottawa’s Emergency Services Run, is proud to announce it will be held during First Responders Appreciation Week this year October 8th to the 14th
High School Volunteers Needed
We invite everyone to become part of our community’s 9RUNRUN. Cheer on runners as they run/walk by your home or place of business, sign up to volunteer at various stations or participate in one of the run/walk distances.
Now in its ninth year, having raised over $150,000 in support of mental health programs in our community, the 9RUNRUN brings together runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators, through its partnership with the Ottawa Police, Paramedics and Fire Departments.
Road closures can be found on the website and there will be traffic delays.
Saturday October 13th
10k 9am Abbott Street and Jonathan Pack
half marathon and half marathon relay 9:15 Abbott Street and Jonathan Pack
2k Family Fun Run Village Square Park
Parking at Sacred Heart High School
We feel our partnership with Emergency Services allows us to help bring attention to mental health issues in police, firefighter and paramedic units across Canada.
For first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a frightening and increasingly common occurrence on the job, and it can be devastating to lives and careers without support. Finding support can be difficult, and is compounded with the fear that stigma still exists in society surrounding mental illness.
Evidence shows that first responders are at least twice as likely compared to the general population to suffer PTSD.
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