cropped-btw-june.jpgBytown Walkers train year round on the streets and along the pathways of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s national capital region. We walk! It is our activity of choice. Walking is a sport in its own right, not a means of preparation for other sports or general cross-training.

As a club, we practice the Race Walking technique – the fastest and most efficient method of walking yet devised. While not everyone will aspire to meet the rules of judged competition, everyone will walk better by moving in easily learned ways towards the technique described in those rules.

Bytown walking programs are geared to 3 streams of walkers:

  • Fitness Walking
  • Competitive Walking
  • Race Walking

You can transform your normal walking into a technique that maximizes fitness benefits for your muscles and your endurance.  If you choose, we can refine your technique so that you can walk competitively, either in community road races, or in specialized race walking events.

** Drop-In Sessions Sat Oct 8th, 8:30am and Wed Oct 12th, 6:30pm **

Contact us for details by email to


Bytown is proud to present our first annual “Fall Classic” Race Walks, featuring Athletics Ontario’s 20km Race Walk Championships in conjunction with open 10km and 5km races. 

Date:  Oct 2nd, 2022   Location: Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place. 

Race entry and details here:  FallClassicEntryFull2022


Summit 2022

Olympic Medalist Evan Dunfee attends Race Walking Summit in Ottawa, May 6-7, 2022


RESULTS 2022 One Hour Race Walk – Ottawa >>  OneHourResults22FinalPub

RESULTS 2021 Virtual One Hour Race Walk >> OneHour2021Results

RESULTS 2020 Virtual One Hour Race Walk >>Virtual One Hour 2020 Results final