Jenna and Co

Jenna Swinwood is the driving force behind the success of Running Scared Ottawa.  Started in 2011 with the goal of offering an affordable run and to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association, now DIABETES CANADA.

The event offers runners three distance options ranging from 1K to 10K; all of which feature loops through the cemetery keeping to the Halloween theme.

The event has grown steadily each year, all proceeds from the event go to DIABETES CANADA and so far $17,000  has been raised thanks to you!

We look forward to continuing to support this great organization!

The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada on February 13, 2017 to shed the light on the diabetes epidemic Canada is facing. It’s taking a monumental toll on our health.  Diabetes Canada leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure.

“I am so honoured to have received DIABETES CANADA’s  ‘Outstanding Regional Partnership Award’ at their volunteer appreciation event this year! It has been an amazing experience working with and in support of this organization, and my team is already planning for next year’s event! 

-Jenna Swinwood, Running Scared Event Organizer  at 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Event

CTV Morning Interview from 2012 and the idea for Running Scared!