Run for the Refuge: Virtual Event

Category: Sports & Recreation

Event Date:

Wednesday, July 1 - July 20, 2020

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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

Due to COVID-19, we are converting the Discover Ottawa Run/Walk scheduled for July 11, 2020 to a virtual event. What does that mean? You can complete your race on your own at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, in your community, or even on a treadmill.​

Lace up your running shoes and help to protect critical wetland habitats at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Going virtual was not in anyone's plan for 2020, but we want to make absolutely sure that we are keeping our staff, volunteers, and you as visitors safe. Because this is now a virtual event, 100% of your registration fee will support Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and our mission.

If you've never done a virtual race before, you just register online as usual, select swag options (t-shirts, water bottle, etc.), and then do the race on your own. With virtual races, you can complete the distance on your treadmill at home, on Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge's trails, or even around your neighborhood from July 1 - July 20. Then just log your time by July 20, 2020. Consider completing our 1M, 5K, or 10K event to help us continue raising funds for conservation during this crazy new reality. Any swag options that you purchase will be mailed to you after the race by August 15, 2020.

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