The Cause


Rattle Me Bones is an exciting Halloween run with distances to appeal to each and every runner. With four great options – the 1km–JiggleBone Run (Family Run), 5km-FunnyBone Run, the classic accredited 10km-WishBone Run, and the brand-new half marathon CrazyBone Run, runners have a chance to participate in the run that best appeals to them.

Founded over 20 years ago, Rattle Me Bones has raised well over $1M dollars for musculoskeletal and bone cancer research. The three runs start and finish at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. All funds raised will support world class research at The Ottawa Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, into new treatments for Bone Cancers and Cancers that affect mobility, and new treatments to make these bones healthy again.

Hold on to your head, THE ZOMBIES ARE BACK!! Yes, it’s true, this year in addition to the four great runs listed above, we are bringing back the ZOMBIE RUN. Being held later in the afternoon at the Proulx Berry Farm / SKREAMERS HOME, participants will have the chance to run through fields and haunted trails escaping the grasp of ZOMBIES who will be eagerly awaiting you. Challenge yourself to keep at least one of your flags to be considered a true SURVIVOR.

Choose the run that best suits you, raise funds through on-line pledges and help us raise much needed funds for bone cancer research and malignancies that affect mobility, and for new treatments to make diseased bone healthy again. Rattle Me Bones is proudly presented to you by The University of Ottawa – Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO.


Choose your distance


Rattle Me Bones features 4 events with something for everyone including a Zombie Run, the 10k Wishbone, 5k Funnybone and the 1k Jigglebone.