October 15, 2014

This Mission Is More Than Possible

The 4th annual TELUS Mission Possible: Half Marathon and 5K event is coming up in a few short weeks. This year it will be held Saturday November 8th and once again the track will take runners and walkers through the beautiful Marshes Golf Course in Kanata.

Last year, the 300 or so runners who participated raised close to $10,000 for The Ottawa Mission, and organizers hope to better that this year.  A portion of the proceeds from this event helps support a special program here that helps men who are homeless learn to run and gain access to activities that promote physical fitness.

Tony is in the Addiction Service’s Stabilization program right now and has been out to run with volunteers on a few times on Saturday mornings. “Similar to mediation, I find that running is therapeutic and enables me to clear my thoughts and focus on my breathing’” he says. “The running program provides the support and encouragement I require to follow through with my recovery goals.” Tony plans to take part in the Mission Possible 5K on Nov. 8, as do a few other men staying at the shelter.

If you would like help make our mission possible, and join Tony and others for a beautiful run on a Saturday morning, register today at

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday November 5th, so don’t delay!

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors – TELUS, our presenting sponsor, as well as Mizuno, The Marshes, and the Running Room for their wonderful support.