Project Description


Ray Zahab is a Canadian Adventurer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. On November 24th, Ray Zahab will receive a Lifetime Acheivement Award from the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival. The annual festival created the award last year to recognize individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the outdoor community.

He will be attending Best of OAFF on November 24th, 7pm at the Mayfair Theatre

Ray will add the reward to a number of accolades including the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran 14,000+km across the world’s deserts, and completed multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet.

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.