A runner since 1998, he ran his first half-marathon in 2003 and his first marathon in 2004. He has completed thirteen marathons and has raised more than $50,000 for local and national charities through running and other fundraising efforts.
Mark is the founder of iRun, Canada’s most popular running magazine and website. He hosts iRun’s weekly radio show and podcast and has written regularly about running for more than five years in the Ottawa Citizen and his iRun blog.
Mark is also an accomplished print, radio and television journalist. He writes two columns per week in the Citizen, hosts the Chat Room, a top-rated morning talk show on Ottawa’s news-talk radio station 580 CFRA; The Week, a national Sunday morning political television show on CPAC; and Talk Ottawa, a local issues program airing three times a week on Rogers Television.
Mark was recently named volunteer fundraiser of the year at the Ottawa Philanthropy Awards and volunteer of the year by the Great Canadian Theatre Company.
Mark Sutcliffe lives in Ottawa with his wife, Ginny, and their children, Erica, Jack and Kate.