6:30 PM18:30

Chase your Dreams: A fundraiser for I2P

Are you running Boston Marathon? Are you trying to qualify? At this fundraiser, Mark will be sharing his story about failing and then finally qualifying for the 2015 Boston Marathon, plus insights and tips about the historic event itself. 

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support i2P (Impossible2Possible) a non-profit organization that uses adventure based learning programs to educate, inspire and empower young people all over the world.

Tickets $25 includes a copy of Long Road to Boston ($29.95 value). Mark will be available to sign the book after the talk.

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Let's talk running and the Boston Marathon
3:00 PM15:00

Let's talk running and the Boston Marathon

Meet runners and authors Mark Sutcliffe and Rachel Cullen on April 14, 3-5 pm at Flour Bakery, 12 Farnsworth St., just a few blocks away from the Boston Marathon expo.

Come relax with an afternoon coffee at this free event, and enjoy the stories and insights of these two inspiring and entertaining authors. Mark and Rachel will share their running journeys that brought them to Boston. There will be a Q&A and discussion following the talks.

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12:00 PM12:00

Long Road to Boston talk at Run to Beer Series

Join Mark at Bier Market Ottawa for a special talk about his personal experiences as a runner, my journey to the Boston Marathon, and a new initiative he'll be launching at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Mark's book Long Road to Boston will be available for purchase.

Event Description
Start with Iron North Studio's regular Sunday long runs and end with our speaker series. With your first pint included from Kichesippi Beer Co, sip and socialize with other runners and enjoy the wisdom from some of the best professionals in our endurance community. Donations will be accepted upon sign in for the Ottawa Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge with a charity of choice to be drawn after the speaker portion of the event has come to an end.

Free registration is required for studio members and the general public. Registration opens in April 2018.

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to May 28

TEAM STEMCELLERATORS at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Everyone is welcome to join Mark's team!

Mark will be captaining an Ottawa Hospital Run for a Reason team which will be fundraising for stem cell research leading up to Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in May. Mark will be running the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon (May 28) but you can run any event (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon options) as part of the team.


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5:00 PM17:00

An evening with Ray Zahab: a fundraiser for Team Stemcellerators

Team PWL and I invite you to an evening of inspiration and fundraising for stem cell research at The Ottawa Hospital. 

Ray Zahab, a former "pack a day smoker" turned ultra-marathoner, has crossed the Sahara and beyond, running an average of 70 kms a day! In addition to being an adventurer, youth advocate and runner, Ray is a well-known motivational speaker.

Come and be inspired by Ray’s story!

TICKETS: $50.00 donation 

TO RSVP: Please email Crystal Mask: or 613.237.5544 x 302

LOCATION: PWL Capital, 265 Carling Ave #401

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2:00 PM14:00

Book signing at Around the Bay Health and Fitness Expo

Pick up a copy of Long Road to Boston for a special expo price at the iRun Magazine booth at the Around the Bay Health and Fitness Expo.

On Saturday, March 25, I will be at the expo booth talking to runners and personalizing copies of Long Road to Boston. Come share your Boston Marathon story with me.

Expo hours

  • Friday, March 24, 2017 — 1pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 10am to 5pm (book signing)

Expo location: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON.

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12:00 PM12:00

RunTObeer at Craft Brasserie

If you've never joined us for a Mikkeller Running Club event, here's why you should definitely consider coming to this week's:

1. I'll be there signing copies of my new book Long Road to Boston. :)

2 Mizuno Running will let you try the Wave Rider 20 at both the 10k and 5k start locations. Your own shoes will be stored at The Craft - Brasserie & Grille (or transported there for you).

3. Just for running up, you'll get a special RUN-TO-BEER gift from Mizuno.

4. If you're wearing a RUN-TO-BEER or Mikkeller Running Club shirt, your first beer is free.

Reserve your spot here

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7:30 AM07:30

CAFE Ottawa Member-Only AGM

Mark will talk about his new book Long Road to Boston: what it takes to chase a life-long dream after previous failure and the power of setting ambitious goals. Copies of the book will be given to attendees.

WHERE: urban element | 424 Parkdale Avenue


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7:00 PM19:00

2016 Order of Ottawa ceremony

Mayor Jim Watson will be inducting 15 residents, including Mark Sutcliffe, into the Order of Ottawa this year. The Order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, medicine, sports and entertainment, or other fields of endeavour that benefit the residents of Ottawa. Read more about this year's inductees.

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6:30 PM18:30

Sens Mean Business networking night

Join Mark Sutcliffe for the first Sens Mean Business networking night presented by Welch LLP and Infinity Conference Centre in partnership with Ottawa Business Journal

Panelists include Janice Menezes, Lockheed Martin Canada; Micheal Burch, Welch LLP; and Stephen Brooks, Senators Sports & Entertainment. The evening includes dinner in the Ledge Carvery & Bar during the Sens vs. Coyotes game. 

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