The Quarantine Backyard Ultra Race Has a Team Running in Stonebridge on July 11, 2020

The worldwide outbreaks of COVID-19 have forced cancellations of most organized races for runners. The Quarantine Backyard Ultra is a worldwide running event that has been launched in response to the COVID-19 quarantines.  50 countries are participating the Quarantine Backyard Ultra, where there is an option to use an indoor treadmill or a traditional outdoor route to take part in the event (depending upon local COVID protocols in the participating locations).

On July 11th, a local running group called K2J  ( will be running for 24 hours to participate in the event and incorporating a fund-raising element into the event to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa. Every hour on the hour, they will be attempting a 6.7km loop around Stonebridge (Kilbirnie/Greenbank). If you’re interested in seeing the action or giving some support, the virtual start/finish line will be on Kilmarnock Way. Start time is 9:00 a.m.  All are welcome to join the runners for a lap on foot or on bikes; all they ask is that you respect proper social distancing from the runners and practice social distancing yourselves and consider the use of a face mask and hand sanitizer.  Please be careful if you are driving around the neighbourhood on July 11th. For more local information please contact Rudi Asseer at

For some background on the Quarantine Backyard Ultra go to

For anyone interested in donating please click on the following link

For information about the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa see this link

Route for Quarantine Backyard Ultra Race July 11, 2020.

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