Run for fun because it matters!

Our Mission

The Gracefest 5K Fun Run/Walk is hosted by Grace Presbyterian Church to reach out to the Orleans community and to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity - Greater Ottawa who are building homes for residents here in Orleans.

18 June 2019

We are proud to launch our revised Sponsors page for 2019.  We are following up with many more previous and potential new sponsors so please watch this page expand in the near future.

21 May 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 Gracefest 5K Fun Run/Walk is now OPEN! We are looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces in September. Please encourage friends and family to join our event and contribute to a record donation in 2019 for Habitat for Humanity - Greater Ottawa.

26 March 2019

As we approach the end of March the Gracefest Fun Run/Walk Committee have hung up their snowshoes and have started to plan our 2019 fun run/walk. It will be held Saturday 07 Sep 2019 (first Saturday after Labour Day in September). We are looking to exceed our 2018 results with targets of 150 participants and net proceeds of $12,500 for Habitat-GO.
We could not have achieved our past success without the tremendous support we have received from local Orleans businesses, associations and individuals. Two-thirds of the monies raised has come from our generous sponsors and the remaining one-third raised from participant registration. In addition our sponsors have provided food and drink, gift certificates and prizes for the participants. Please check out our 2018 Sponsors page - each entry links to the sponsor's own web site. We would very much appreciate if you would contact our sponsors and send them a short note thanking them for their contribution to our event.
To all our participants from last year and previous years we will shortly be sending you out an email to ask you to pencil in 07 Sept 2019 on your calendar. We understand that the first week in September is usually a whirlwind of activity for most so if our event gets on your calendar in April it has a better chance of staying there so that we can welcome you at our event this September.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact us via our Contact page.

01 October 2018

Our 5th Gracefest 5K Fun Run/Walk is now history.  With the beautiful cool sunny weather for our event on Sept. 18, we had 30 last-minute registrations which pushed our total registration count to 115, blowing away our previous 2017 record of 75 participants.  With the ever-strong support we have received from sponsors in the Orleans community and the great efforts of our volunteers, our 2018 event was our best ever, raising over $9,400 for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa as shown in the cheque presentation photo below.

Cheque presentation at Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa - 2018-09-28

For pictures of the event, please visit the 2018 Photo Gallery page. If you were at the event, your photo should be there.

Thank you all for your support of Grace Presbyterian Church on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.  We look forward to seeing you all back with us in September 2019.