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.


2023 One Hour Race – April 16th – Louis Riel Dome, Ottawa

How far can you walk in One Hour?

Bytown Medal Front  Entry form: OneHourEntryFull2023   Bytown Medal Front



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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