Mon, Jan 09, 2023Why you should try running in the winter

In Ottawa, winter can be a daunting time of year. The snow and cold temperatures often lead people to stay inside, but running during winter can be a great way to beat the winter blues and get some exercise.

Running during Ottawa’s winter has many benefits. Not only does it keep you fit and healthy, but it can also improve your mood and mental health. The cold air can help to clear your head, while the physical activity can help to release endorphins and make you feel more energized. Plus, running in the snow can be a novel and exciting experience.

In addition, running during winter offers the chance to explore Ottawa in a new way. With the snow, the city takes on a new look and feel, and running can be an ideal way to explore different trails and hidden gems. You can also take in the beauty of the snow-covered landscapes and appreciate the unique beauty of the city during this time of year.

Ultimately, running during Ottawa’s winter can be a great way to stay active and enjoy the beauty of the city. So this winter, why not bundle up and give it a try? You never know, you might just find yourself loving it.

Looking for a place to start? Consider reaching out to some great local running clubs, like the Arboretum Hill Club, or Zone3sports. They have great group runs and coaches who can help you get started and reach your goals - whatever they may be. You can also sign up for the Somersault Embrace Winter Run, to keep yourself motivated. We have distances from 1K to 42.2K and welcome all ages and abilities. 

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