Our Mission – 9RUNRUN provides runners with a second-to-none fall running experience combined with an amazing opportunity to support Ottawa’s Fire, Police and Paramedic Services.

Since our start in 2010, 9RUNRUN has made it a priority to work with local charities that focus on raising awareness and treating mental health issues in our community.

We also feel our partnership with Emergency Services allows us to help bring attention to mental health issues in police, firefighter and paramedic units across Canada.

For first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a frightening and increasingly common occurrence on the job, and it can be devastating to lives and careers without support. Finding support can be difficult, and is compounded with the fear that stigma still exists in society surrounding mental illness.

Evidence shows that first responders are at least twice as likely compared to the general population to suffer PTSD. Since our first event in 2010, 9runrun has been a supporter of mental health initiatives through DIFD (Do It for Daron).

We are proud to announce, this year we are continuing to support mental health through the Ottawa First Responders Foundation.

Funds raised through 9runrun will benefit Ottawa First Responders.