Events In the Heart Wise Community

Heart Institute's 10k Walk During the Ottawa Race Weekend

Join our 2018 team and support the Institute

Our Heart Wise Exercise Program is setting up a group of patients, alumni, staff, and families and friends to participate in the upcoming Race Weekend! Team members will be supported along the way, with training tips, a group warm up and company during the race if you choose.  Choose from a 5 or 10 km run or walk. 

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Warm-up: TBC
Race start: TBC
Wear red! All participants will be given a t-shirt from the Heart Institute Foundation!

The race isn’t until May 26, 2018, but registering before Dec 31, 2017, saves you money! Register by visiting Ottawa Race Weekend, and select the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation as your charity.  Or follow the link you will find at race weekend.

You can choose to fundraise for the Heart Institute as part of your participation but it is not required –we’re just happy to have you as part of our team! Send us an email to be part of the team and to receive more information about the walk, health tips, and much more!

Don’t wait: spots are filling up fast!

PS: If you are already registered for Ottawa Race Weekend (or plan to register in another event) and would like to support the Heart Institute, let us know at and we’ll tell you how to do just that!



Heart Institute's 10k Walk During the 2017 Ottawa Race Weekend

For the 2017 Ottawa Race Weekend, the Heart Institute’s Heart Wise Exercise program set up a group of patients, alumni, staff and families and friends to participate in the 10k walk. Physiotherapist Marja-Leena Keast (centre) offered a free warm-up before the event and led the walk. The activity was a great success, giving participants the confidence to undertake this challenge. 

Thanks to the UOHI Patient Alumni Association’s generous donation, the group looked sharp in their red Heart Wise Exercise t-shirts. We are looking forward to the event again next year, and invite all to join.