Past, Present and Future


One of the best ways to keep you motivated is to have a Fitness goal.  SHAPE UP regularly enters a team into local events, both for fun and charity. This provides you with a variety of ways in which to challenge yourself, and with a whole team behind you, ends up being lots of fun too.

Upcoming Events

Krav Maga Self-Defence

Saturday October 27th, 2018
10am to 12pm
Shape-Up Greely Gym

This 2 hour workshop will teach and condition you on how to develop and improve your defensive skills against knife threats. Techniques are based on our Krav Maga self defence system, and training is all under conditions that simulate threats the way they occur in the real world, for the most optimal learning environment possible.

Past Events

Terry Fox Run 2010 – 2017

For the last 7 years SHAPE UP has entered a Team in the Terry Fox event to raise money for cancer research.  2 years ago we moved the event to Greely and participation and support has grown every year.  Our fund-raising now exceeds $30,000.

We plan to continue this event for many years and hope it will become part of the annual Greely Calendar.

Terry Fox 2018

Terry Fox 2018
16 September 2018
from 11:00-14:00

At the Greely Community Center
1338 Meadow Drive
1.8km distance, wheel chair friendly
5km and 10km.
Strollers, wheelchairs, leashed dogs and bicycles are welcome.

Osgoode Coun. George Darouze is planning to attend again, and Greely’s volunteer firefighters are scheduled to have a fire truck on display.

Terry Fox 2017

Sunday, September 17th

For the 7th year SHAPE UP will be organising the Terry Fox run to take place, starting  at the Greely Community Centre.

In total we have now raised over $35,000 for the Terry Fox foundation, proceeds to go towards cancer research.

This year we hope to make this a bigger and more successful event that ever before, and have the Greely community join us in such a fabulous and valuable cause

Ottawa 5K Foam Fest Run

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Last year we entered the Mud run (see pics below), and in spite of it hammering down with rain, and the course being a complete mud bath (wasn’t that what we signed up for? ), this year we are looking for a little ‘cleaner’ fun.

The 5k Foam Fest, is set in the picturesque, if somewhat challenging setting of Edelweiss ski slopes, has 22 of some of the most exciting obstacles in the world including the worlds largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits! Combined with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that are pumped out at each event we’re bound to have some good, clean fun! The perfect opportunity to get the whole family involved in getting active!

MEC Ottawa Race Pack 2017

6 Different Races:
11 Feb, 16 Apr, 18 Jun, 9 Jul, 6 Aug, 29 Oct

Need something to motivate you to get going in 2017?

This is a fantastic deal, at only $12 per race it is hard to beat.

There are no bells and whistles, just the bare essentials to make sure you follow the correct route, and know how fast you have gone. A perfect opportunity to give you something to get moving for 2017. The Race “Below Zero” is the first of 6 races MEC Ottawa will host and takes place at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on 11 February.

This link gives you the details and allows you to register for all six MEC races at the special price.

Who’s with me?


Terry Fox Run 2016

Sunday Sept 18th, 2016

Last year SHAPE Up brought the Terry Fox run to Greely, for the first time. It was a HUGE success, by far surpassing all expectations with over 200 participants, This year we hope to make it an even bigger success. Already Jewel Radio have signed for the day, along with Councilor George Darouze and his office staff, and several local hockey teams.
Come along and help us make this an even bigger success this year.

Terry Fox Run 2014

For the fourth year SHAPE UP is entering a Team in the Terry Fox Run. It runs on September 14th, Sunday, at 11am, from Manotick Arena. We started off with a team of 7, and last year had close to 20. Lets make this year the biggest, and most successful one so far! It is always far more fun going for a run when you have a goal in mind. Make this your goal. Free run sessions from Andy Shields park, after some Thursday night Boot Camps. See Facebook for regular updates. Registration link: Terry Fox Run Team 562819

Run or Dye 2014

So, who knew running could be SO much fun, so colourful and require SO much showering afterwards to remove the mess! For the first time in June 2014 Shape Up entered a 30 strong team to the Run and Dye, all ages, and we had a BLAST!  Check out the Gallery for a few pics. We will definitely be doing it again, and looking out for other equally messy, fun events for the future!

Spartan Sprint 2014

Spartan Sprints are a great starting point to becoming a Spartan. The muddy 5+ Km / 15+ OBSTACLE Sprint is fun for everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes. The shorter Sprint presents plenty for the hardcore Elite to test themselves against while giving new Spartans a good start to their Trifecta!

ING Ottawa Half Marathon 2010

The half-marathon is challenging and always great fun.  Winning time for the Open Female category was 1:14:04.8!  Think you can do better?  Why not join us and see!