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.


SPEEDY SUNDAYS:  Walkers in the Ottawa area are welcome to join the club in two low-key, no-frills races in February 2023.  We begin with a 1000m “warm-up” race at 1430h, followed by the main event at 1500h.  Please contact us by email if you plan to attend.


** Intro to Race Walking – Indoors Sunday Feb 19th 2023, 1315h**

Contact us for details by email to


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10k & 20k start


Congratulations to all participants of “The Fall Classic” Race Walks!

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5k start

Results: FallClassic22ResultsPub 



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