Announcement from the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House Committee

Today we announced the merger between the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House and the annual Manotick Miler.

Both events held each spring, raise significant funds for important causes in our community. Barrhaven Run’s strong family and fundraising culture combined with the Manotick Miler’s growing participant base will create an improved experience for all participants while aiming to increase the awareness and funds raised for Roger Neilson House.

  • Benefits include:
    New course and race options – The new location will provide a new running course, which will include, 10, 5, 3 and 1 mile routes.
  • Prizes
    • Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the finish line.
    • Top Male & Female in the 10 Miler will receive a cash award of $300.00.
    • Top Male & Female in the 5 Miler & 3 Miler will also receive an award.
  • Bigger contribution – By combining the two events and increasing registration numbers, more funds will be directed to Roger Neilson House.

“We wish to thank all of the organizers and supports of the Barhaven run. Your support of Roger Neilson House over the past many years has been tremendous, supporting many children and families at their most vulnerable times.” said Megan Wright, executive director, Roger Neilson House. “We look forward to participating in the Manotick Miler, the support of our community is key to Roger Neilson House being able to provide ongoing services. We count on this support and are very grateful to the business owner and community in both Barhaven and Manotick.”


“On behalf of the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House Organizing Committee we are excited to have the team at inStride continue this charity event.” said John Baizana Co-founder “The tradition of the event will not only continue but be enhanced for the communities of Barrhaven and Manotick.”


“For the past three years we have helped with the logistics of The Barrhaven Run and look forward to the merger.” said Laura Glasper, co-founder & event manager Instride Events “We love what the Barrhaven Run has done for Roger Neilson House and we look forward to continue this through the Manotick Miler. Two great events coming together for one great cause.”

We hope that you continue the legacy of the Barrhaven Run by joining us at this year’s Manotick Miler being held on Sunday, May 6th as we continue to raise important funds to support all the families and children of Roger Neilson House.


Barrhaven Run Committee
Rob Raistrick, Barrhaven Source for Sports; John Baizana, Brokerlink; Patrick Creppin, Creppin Realty Group; Laura Glasper & Danielle Guffie, inStride Events; Joe DuVall, Race CoordinatorDavid & Marion Rattray, Roger Neilson House; Randy Little & Dana MacDonald, Pharmasave BarrhavenDarrell Bartraw.

Thank you for helping us raise $300,000 for Roger Neilson House!

In 2008 a small group of Barrhaven business owners banded together to start a registered charitable organization called – since it’s inception the race has raised over $300,000 to support the children and families of Roger Neilson House.

Thank you Dream Teams!

We want to thank all of our amazing Dream Team families over the years for sharing their story and allowing us to champion their amazing children through the event.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

We can not thank our Sponsors enough for the ongoing support they provided year after year to ensure that the Barrhaven Run was able to commit 100% of the event proceeds to Roger Neilson House.

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Big thank you is owed to our volunteers for Barrhaven Run – from the event committee to the water station attendants – you were integral to the event’s operations. Together we created an amazing team that provided invaluable support to Roger Neilson House.