Run For A New Start

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Thanks to our 2018 “Run for a New Start” team for a record-breaking year!

Click images above for stories about our Run for a New Start “Champions”

Registered Runners & Walkers
Registered Runners & Walkers: 100%

Goal: 100 Runners & Walkers

Donations: 100%

Goal: $25,000

Run for a New Start  |  2017 Results

In May 2017, 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.

We are so very appreciative that our 115 volunteers and their over 300 sponsors were able to raise a total of $21,946 in support of OCISO’s programs with refugee and immigrant youth!

And we were inspired by some very special “Run for a New Start” champions who supported us this year, including two school teams (Ridgemont High School and St. Thomas More Elementary) and a team of SurveyMonkey employees as well!

Read about OCISO’s “Run for a New Start” Champions!

Run for a New Start  |  May 2018  | Join Today!

OCISO has again registered as a charity for the upcoming Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (May 26-27, 2018), and we’ve set ourselves the very ambitious goal of raising $25,000 this time, in support of OCISO’s youth programs.

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

For more information, contact our “Run for a New Start” coordinator
David Rain at

Or to register directly as a runner or walker, click here, & be sure to create a personal fundraising page & select OCISO as your charity:

Register as a runner/walker and fundraiser

Thank you for helping to make refugee and immigrant youth welcome and supported in our community!