Spaces for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)’s one-of-a-kind race, the Canadian Army Run, are quickly filling up. This year’s new addition, the Commander’s Challenge, is already sold out while the Half Marathon is at 90 per cent and the 5K is 75 per cent sold out.
“I am looking forward to welcoming participants to the Canada Army Run, where our men and women in uniform will stand side-by-side with Canadians who continuously show their support for the Canadian Armed Forces. I invite everyone to join us during the Canadian Army Run Weekend (17 and 18 September) as we celebrate our soldiers. I am more than impressed that so many people have taken up the Commander’s Challenge and encourage everyone to come join us during the Canada Army Run,” LGen. Paul Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army.
The Canada Army Run brings together Canadian Armed Forces personnel, civilians and running enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to walk, run or roll together in the streets of Ottawa.
The race also serves the dual purpose of raising money to support organizations that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families. Since 2008, the Canada Army Run has raised more than $1.6 million for Soldier On and Military Family Fund.
New to this year’s race is the Commander’s Challenge, an official event in which participants run both the Half Marathon and 5K. Upon registration, participants receive a unique bib and race shirt, and once they have completed the challenge, participants will receive a special coin along with their dog tag medals.
Register today at the Canada Army Run website.
Photo: Mike Pinder