Run For A New Start

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REGISTER TODAY – Prices go up February 16th!

Registered Runners & Walkers
Registered Runners & Walkers: 6%

Goal: 100 Runners and Walkers

Donations: 1%

Goal: $25,000

Join the “Run for a New Start” Team today!

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 $25,000 (or more!), 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 the 2019 edition of our cool Tshirts 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 in one of the races, click here below, & 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!