Ottawa Activities to stay fit this Summer

Summer is here and there are so many ways to stay active outdoors. There is something for everyone, and nature is a beautiful setting to move your body and feel the sunshine.

If you are looking for a way to ride, run, or race, look no further. Here are some fun events taking place in and around Ottawa over the next six weeks:


The Army Run takes place on September 17th and includes distances of 5k, 10k, and a half marathon.


Every Sunday morning between Victoria Day and Labour Day, over 50 kilometres of roads in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are closed to vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians. The NCC Sunday Bikedays website has a full list of street closures.

On August 15th, Camp Fortune Sunset Series is hosting its final cross-country bike race of the season. The next even is on August 15th.

MEC’s Ottawa Summer Century Ride takes place August 20th and includes a 50k, 100k, and 160k options through Lanark county.

Also on August 19th is the Tour to Bonnecherre in Eganville. This event includes an 18k family ride, 60k, 100k, and 150k options, and raises money for mental health.


The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival takes place from August 11-13th and includes kayak and SUP clinics, a kayak fishing derby, and multiple paddles and races on the Ottawa River.


For Kids

On August 19th is the Insane Inflatable 5K that includes obstacles for all ages.

So get out there and explore what Ottawa has to offer with it’s fun events that promote health and fitness. Better yet, invite friends and family to share in the experience.

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I operate Fast Track Fitness at Prime Personal Training, a private studio located at 429 St Laurent Blvd in Ottawa, Canada. My mission is to empower people to achieve a healthier mind and body through fun exercise, delicious meals, and a positive mindset. I will keep you on track with a variety of custom programs and ongoing support. I offer health programs that focus on weight/fat loss, and injury/disease prevention and rehabilitation. I have coached hundreds of clients to stellar results over the last 15 years and look forward to celebrating your success story.
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