Monday, January 15, 2018

Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House to merge with Manotick Miler

May 6 event to create unique experience for participants and raise funds for Roger Neilson House.

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation) announced today the merger between the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House and the annual Manotick Miler.

Both events held each spring, raise significant funds for important causes in our community. Barrhaven Run’s strong family and fundraising culture combined with the Manotick Miler’s growing participant base will create an improved experience for all participants while aiming to increase the awareness and funds raised for Roger Neilson House.

Benefits include:

  • New course and race options – The new location will provide a new running course, which will include, 10, 5, 3 and 1 mile routes.
  • Prizes
    • Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the finish line.
    • Top Male & Female in the 10 Miler will receive a cash award of $300.00.
    • Top Male & Female in the 5 Miler & 3 Miler will also receive an award.
  • Bigger contribution – By combining the two events and increasing registration numbers, more funds will be directed to Roger Neilson House.

The Manotick Miler will be held on Sunday, May 6th. Registration information can be found here.

Started in 2008 by a small group of Barrhaven business owners, the Barrhaven Run was an annual charity running event held annually in the community of Barrhaven. Roger Neilson House, was selected as the charity of choice and over the past 10 years, the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House raised more than $300,000 for the pediatric palliative care facility.

“We wish to thank all of the organizers and supports of the Barhaven run. Your support of Roger Neilson House over the past many years has been tremendous, supporting many children and families at their most vulnerable times.” said Megan Wright, executive director, Roger Neilson House. “We look forward to participating in the Manotick Miler, the support of our community is key to Roger Neilson House being able to provide ongoing services. We count on this support and are very grateful to the business owner and community in both Barhaven and Manotick.”

“On behalf of the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House Organizing Committee we are excited to have the team at inStride continue this charity event.” said John Baizana Co-founder “The tradition of the event will not only continue but be enhanced for the communities of Barrhaven and Manotick.”

“For the past three years we have helped with the logistics of The Barrhaven Run and look forward to the merger.” said Laura Glasper, co-founder & event manager Instride Events “We love what the Barrhaven Run has done for Roger Neilson House and we look forward to continue this through the Manotick Miler.  Two great events coming together for one great cause.”

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Brad Weir,