Yearly Archives: 2016

Top 14 Moments of Alive to Strive 2016 (what would you add?)

Thank you to the 800+ runners and walkers who came out on Sunday, April 24, for our 6th annual Alive to Strive Race. Relive the day with our list of the top 14 moments. Did we miss your highlight? We’d

Participating in Alive to Strive Race 2016? What you need to know:

Race day is coming up on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Here’s your brief guide to all the day’s details. Bookmark this page for quick access to the day’s schedule, parking information, late registration (bring family or friends!), course maps and

A Second Chance at Life for 2016 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador  

Four years ago, Ottawa resident Linda Rankin, 69, faced a life threatening series of events: heart failure, kidney failure and a stroke left her in a month-long coma. “I thought I was done for. I’d never walk again, I’ll never

The Big Reveal: Meet the 13 Members of our 3KG Challenge Team

 Some familiar faces (and voices!) will be participating in this year’s 3KG Challenge on April 24.  These 13 individuals will simulate running 5 km as a dialysis patient by wearing 3-kg of extra weight as they run. These specially-weighted vests imitate

Why I am Running with a Weight on my Back

“Running and life are about adversity and overcoming challenges.” I have been running for almost 30 years and during that time life and running have thrown me a few curve balls. I have had to climb a few hills mentally

Hurry & Sign up Today! Registration Fees Increase on April 1

Registration fees for the Alive to Strive Race are going up on April 1st. If you’ve been waiting to register for the 1km, 5km, or 10km, now is the time to do it. Take advantage of a lower registration fee!

Move Your Feet on World Kidney Day

March 10 marks the 11th annual World Kidney Day (WKD). This is a day to reflect on the incredible job our kidneys play in keeping us healthy. Ball up your fist and that is roughly the size of your kidneys,

How Our Grants Form Community: Angie’s Story

     “I started dealing with kidney failure in 2001,” Angie shared. “I have family and friends. They’re there and they listen and support me but there’s always this feeling that they don’t fully understand what I’m going through —

Mark Manners, Head Coach of Ottawa Triathlon Club, Joins 3KG Challenge

  As Head Coach of the Ottawa Triathlon Club (OTC), Mark Manners works with all levels of triathletes, from beginners to hardened veterans. With his passion for fitness and health, Mark builds fun into challenging, sweat-inducing classes to help OTC


  “Exercise is key to feeling healthy. Doing hemodialysis three times a week doesn’t leave you with much time to exercise, but [the dialysis patients] still do it,” said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital, on


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