Run For A New Start

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Support the team TODAY – help us raise funds for Refugee 613!

Thanks to all Supporters! CLICK HERE to see 2019 Results!
Registered Runners & Walkers
Registered Runners & Walkers: 100%

Goal: 100 Runners and Walkers

Donations: 100%

Goal: $28,000

Run for a New Start  |  2018 Results

In May 2018, OCISO was blessed again, as our dedicated “Run for a New Start” volunteers “went the distance for refugees”  and finished their 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km races in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

It was a record-breaking year. We are so very appreciative that our 165 volunteers and their 400+ sponsors were able to raise over $33,000 in support of OCISO’s programs with refugee and immigrant youth!

A team from Ridgemont High School joined us again, mobilized by their energetic ELD teacher, Nadia Gandhi. Ridgemont fielded a team of 50+ newcomer students .

They created quite a stir (see CTV News clip below).

Video: Ridgement HS newcomer students appear on CTV News!

Run for a New Start  |  May 2019  | Join Today!

OCISO has again registered as a charity for the upcoming Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (May 25-26, 2019), and we’ve set ourselves the goal of raising $28,000, or more!

In a special campaign this year, all funds raised will go to Refugee 613, which works with OCISO and other groups and individuals to ensure that refugees feel welcomed and supported in our city.

We invite runners and walkers to join our “Run for a New Start” fundraising team. Volunteers who commit to raising $100 will receive the 2019 edition of our cool Tshirts pictured above!

For more information about “Run for a New Start”, contact David Rain at drain@ociso.orgAnd to learn more about Refugee 613, visit:

Join the Team Today!

Thank you for helping to make refugees feel welcome and supported in our community!