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MADD Ottawa is pleased to present the 11th Annual Strides for Change run, taking place Sunday October 14, 2018.

Won’t you join the 5km chip-timed run, or 2km family walk in support of the fight against impaired driving?

Every day, on average, 4 Canadians are killed and 174 are injured in impairment-related crashes. We estimate between 1,250 and 1,500 people are killed and more than 63,000 are injured each year in Canada in impairment-related crashes.

Every step taken and pledge collected will help heighten awareness of MADD Ottawa’s vital programs and services such as educational and victim support.  Your pledge will also assist in our mission “to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime”.

Won’t You MAKE A PLEDGE Today?

Please help us stop impaired driving and support victims by asking your friends and family to pledge donations for your walk/run.

Support a runner or walker by pledging online this will bring you to the Running Room website. To sponsor an athlete click on Pledge An Athlete.


If you are a student looking for community service hours, helping on event day will provide you with 5 hours towards your goal of 40 hours.  Please click here to volunteer:

We need volunteers for:
        Event day setup (put up barricades, cone the course) 6:30 am – 10:00 am and/or 12:30 – 2:30
        Water Stations
        Start/Finish line
        Race Kit Pickup

The volunteer coordinator will contact you and assign you to a position prior to the event date.




Saturday, Oct 13th from 10:00 – 2:00 and Sunday, Oct 14th from 8:30 – 9:30
Earl of March Secondary School, 4 The Parkway, Kanata, ON








How can I register?

Registration for is done online. If you are unable to register online, you can register onsite during Race Kit Pickup on Saturday, Oct 13th from 10:00 – 2:00, or on race day Sunday Oct 14th from 8:30 – 9:30. If you register at one of these times you will not receive a t-shirt. Be sure to register as soon as possible!

How do I pledge?

1) During online registration, you can enter an optional one-time pledge amount, which will be debited from your credit card in addition to the registration fees.


2) You can go to MADD Ottawa’s website  https://maddchapters.ca/ottawa/giving/ and make an online pledge by using your credit card.

***Tax receipts only provide for amounts of $20 or more***

How do I create a team?

You must register as team captain to create a team and provide a team name.  Once you have registered as team captain, you will be provided a password to give to others who wish to join your team.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes! This is considered a family event so you can run with a stroller, but please be respectful of the other runners.

What if it rains?

This is a rain-or-shine event!

Can I run with my dog?

Sorry No. Some people are afraid of dogs and they may get in the way when running.