2nd Annual Run for the Herd

2nd Annual Run for the Herd

We are so excited to kick off our second annual Run for the Herd fundraiser with all of you, Sweet fam! And there is no better time to show your support than this Fall, as we have just welcomed the final herd of animals from Big Sky Ranch, the sheep! With 25 new animals to provide life long sanctuary to, the Sweet Sanctuary needs your support!

Here’s how to join us at this year’s virtual Run for the Herd.

  • Register to walk/run by November 3, 2023.
  • Pick up your one-of-a-kind race kit on November 4. We will have locations in Almonte, Kanata, and Ottawa, plus a ‘ship to me’ option at checkout. Please purchase the ticket that corresponds with your desired pickup or shipping option. You will receive a $20 tax receipt on all tickets purchases!
  • Start a fundraiser for your run and invite your friends and fam to join you!
  • Walk/run anytime from November 4  to November 12, 2023. Don’t forget to share some pics!
  • Have some fun, help the Sweet Sanctuary animals, and WIN prizes.


Use this link to register online by November 3. Select an appropriate ticket based on your location. Want to participate outside of Ottawa? You can run for the herd from wherever you are!



Did you know that the Sweet Sanctuary welcomed 25 new residents this year? Please consider raising funds for the herd! You can fundraise for your run, or support a runner!

Create a Fundraiser

Win prizes!

Show your support and your spirit! Every registration has a chance to win one of three amazing prizes. Simply share a photo of your run to any of our social media platforms to be entered. We will be sharing prizes for:

  • Best Sweet fam spirit
  • Most funds raised
  • Most kilometers run

Included in your registration:

  • One-of-a-kind Sweet Sanctuary cotton tote bag, created and donated by the Carleton Place High School students for the first 100 participants
  • Race-bib
  • Thank you note from one of the animals
  • A chance to WIN great prizes

Thank you for your support, Sweet fam!