RUN TO BEER Spring Speaker Series April 8 – May 6

Prep for Ottawa Race Weekend the best way we know how: Joining your fellow runners for some feel good training runs followed by a pint and some motivation from Ottawa’s endurance stars! 

Start with Iron North Studio for their regular Sunday group runs as we ramp up to Ottawa Marathon and end with our speaker series @ CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa. With your first pint included from Kichesippi Beer, the official beer sponsor of Race Weekend, sip and socialize with other runners and enjoy the wisdom from some of the best professionals in our endurance community. This event is run in coordination between RUN TO BEER OTTAWA and Iron North Studio.


Space is limited but registration is free 🙂 Donations will be accepted upon sign in for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge with a charity of choice to be drawn at the final session in May and will include donations raised since our first speaker session back in January! 🙂 All donators will be entered into a draw to win a prize pack from our Speaker Series Sponsors that includes a 1 month membership to Iron North Studio and beer from Kichesippi Beer & Vimy Brewing Company.




MARK SUTCLIFFE: If you haven’t heard his name before you’ll begin to see it and hear it everywhere across Ottawa! Mark Sutcliffe is a public figure, talk show host, broadcaster, entrepreneur, author, columnist, volunteer, runner, and a huge staple in our Ottawa community! With a new book launching right around the corner, we’re excited to have Mark join us for an afternoon to hear more about his current projects and how he manages to balance all his hard work as an entrepreneur, community leader, fundraiser, philanthropist, and runner.

SESSION #2 WITH RAY ZAHAB | APRIL 22ND | 5-21KM | 9:30-1:30PM

RAY ZAHAB: Ray’s story is nothing short of remarkable. Zahab is a former cigarette-smoking slouch who’s become famous for becoming an ultramarathoner in his late 20s. He’s been pushing himself to the max by crossing the Sahara Desert and trekking through some of the most inhospitable environments in the world.
Ray is also the founder of the impossible2Possible (i2P) non-profit that takes young people on life-changing expeditions, while also using technology to allow other young people to follow along, back in the classrooms. Just returning from his latest adventure across Namibia and the Namib Desert on foot, approximately 1,850km, we’re excited to be inspired by Ray’s main message: we can truly exceed any limits we think we might have!


SPEAKERS: We’re excited to host our second panel presentation of expert coaches from across Ottawa! Our first panel was a huge success and left us all feeling like 1 hour was nowhere near enough time to get through all the questions we had and amazing advice given by our knowledgeable pros! From training tips, gear, motivation, and nutrition share in the opportunity to ask questions and listen to real advise from experts in endurance and nutrition!


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