Running to Help get Ottawa Youth Off the Streets

  • April 26, 2017

OTTAWA – On Friday, April 28, some 400 runners and walkers – including lawyers, judges, and the public – are expected to participate in the annual Law Day 5KM Fun Run & Walk at Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza. This year, proceeds from the run will be donated to Operation Come Home, an Ottawa-based charity that strives to prevent homeless youth from becoming homeless adults.

The run is part of the celebrations for Law Day, which was founded by the Canadian Bar Association in 1983 to recognize the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

Quick Facts

  • To date, the run has raised more than $200,000  for various causes.
  • The route starts at Marion Dewar Plaza, runs along the pathway beside the canal, turns around at Clegg Street, and returns to the plaza.


“For the last 21 years, the Law Day Fun Run has given Ottawa’s lawyers and legal support staff the opportunity to give back to the community.” – Dennis Myers, Co-organizer, lawyer with Sevigny Westdal LLP

“It gives all of us an easy way to support a local charity that will gain a lot from our time and contributions.” – Marie-France Dupuis, Co-organizer, lawyer with Sevigny Westdal LLP

Event Details

  • When: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Marion Dewar Plaza outside Ottawa City Hall, 161 Elgin Street
  • Registration on race day:$40


Law Day Run/Walk Contact:

Dennis Myers, Sevigny Westdal LLP