2011 Bumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy

Ottawa- Sunday, October 23 2011

Start/Finish at 780 Echo Drive

$50 registration fee (with charitable tax receipt).

Click here to register for our Walk on the Running Room Events Section. Please call us 613-730-4192 ext 232 or email csarkisian@cfwh.org if you need any assistance.


About the Cause

The Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health is Canada’s leading charity committed to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health of women in Canada and around the world through groundbreaking research, comprehensive education and leading advocacy in obstetrics and gynaecology.

October is Women’s History Month, SIDS Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month.  What better way to support CFWH’s women’s health research and initiatives by joining us on Sunday, October 23 2011, for our first annualBumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy”. By the way, Sunday, October 23 2011 also marks the first day of “Cervical Cancer Awareness Week”! Check our “Heart your cervix” campaign for more details!

What to wear

Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we are encouraging all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! We encourage you to wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight while being pregnant.  Get creative! Add weights at every 3K, representing a trimester and getting heavier as the walk goes on.

The Course

The walk starts and ends at the CFWH national office on 780 Echo Dr.

We will be heading down on Echo Drive for a few meters, cross Bank Street at the lights near Echo Drive and go down the path onto Colonel By. The walk will continue down the Colonel By path for approximately 4.5K and we return to 780 Echo Drive from the 4.5K mark.

Water stations will be available at the 2K (7K) and 4.5K points.

Information for the Day-of

Parking is not available onsite. Please park on the street (while respecting the times and locations) or at Lansdowne Park ($5 if there is an event, free if there is no event).

7:00 a.m. – Registration and Kit pick-up at 780 Echo Drive
8:00 a.m. – Walk begins
noon         – Event is closed

How to Register

Visit our Walk on the Running Room Events section. http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=7262

Donations and Fundraising

If you are not a participant of the Bumps on the Road walk and you would still like to fundraise for the event, please download a donation form here.

If you are a participant, there are many ways to get support from your friends, family and colleagues. Download your pledge forms here or email the link that is provided to you when you register online. 

Prizes will be given to those who raise the most money!


Boom 99.7 will be promoting the event on the radio and will be covering the event onsite on October 23 2011.




Thank you to SOGC's generous donation and for sponsoring the participant kits.



Thank you to Church & Dwight for supplying everyone with their much needed  Rub A535. After a 9K walk or run, the muscles need some soothing for sure!


The Bumps on the Road Walk is a plastic water bottle free event. Thank you to Culligan for donating all the drinking water for the event.


Metro Glebe will be providing healthy snacks for all the participants!




 Thank you to the RCPSC for helping with logistics and site management. 


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chantal Sarkisian at csarkisian@cfwh.org or 613-730-4192 ext 232.

Social Media

Follow the event on our Facebook and Twitter page. Stay tuned for pictures!

Check out our Facebook Auction that is being held until the day of the walk!

Contact Information and Volunteers

If you would like to become a CFWH volunteer or if you have any general questions, please contact Chantal Sarkisian at csarkisian@cfwh.org or 613-730-4192 ext 232.

More information coming soon!