Canada Army Run raises over $400,000

The 8th annual Canada Army Run, held this past Sunday, Sept. 20, attracted 25,000 participants who walked, ran or rolled the streets of the capital city. The race raised $400,000 for Soldier On and the Military Family Fund.

In a statement released yesterday LtGen. Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, said, “I’m proud of how significant Canada Army Run has become and humbled by the tremendous support Canadians continue to show our members of the Canadian Armed Forces. These individuals make sacrifices every day to keep Canadians safe at home and abroad, so support from those whom they protect means so much. On behalf of our men and women in uniform and their families, thank you.”

The fastest time for the 5K was 15:53 while the fastest for the Half Marathon was 1:08:55.

Notable personalities who took part in the ceremonies were His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada; Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Sandra Henderson, Senior Vice President, Eastern Ontario Division, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group.

Since 2008, the Army Run has raised more than $1.6 million for Soldier On and the Military Family Fund. Read more about how the race was recognized with the Ottawa Tourism Award for Community Spirit.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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