Lace Up to Support RCAF 2024 Run

Above image: Royal Canadian Air Force 2024 shirt, buff and medal.

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 RCAF Run, an exciting event in which participants from across Canada will come together to celebrate fitness, community, and the spirit of aviation.

Set against the RCAF’s Centennial celebrations, the 2024 RCAF Run promises a memorable and meaningful experience for participants of all fitness levels.

RCAF Commander Lt. General Kenny and RCAF CWO Chief Warrant Officer Hall wearing 2023 run shirts while viewing the Flyers jersey. Image courtesy of the CAF. 

“We hope you can join us for the 2024 RCAF Run,” said Lieutenant-General E.J. Kenny, Commander RCAF. “On April 1st we marked the Centennial of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and we invite all Canadians to celebrate throughout the year by participating in events and activities nationwide. The RCAF Run connects current and former RCAF members and their families with Canadians, at home or abroad, through sport and fitness. Participating in the RCAF Run is not just about crossing the finish line; it’s about crossing flightpaths with members of Your Air Force. As we participate together, we will inspire each other to reach new horizons. We invite everyone to join and Earn your Wings at the 2024 RCAF Run.”

2023 RCAF Run participants in Australia. Image courtesy of the RCAF.

Two Formats

The Virtual RCAF Run began May 31st and continues until June 16th. In-person events began on March 22nd in Belgium and will end on June 14th in Gander, Newfoundland, and Labrador.

The 2024 RCAF Run offers participants the choice to run in-person at one of 20 events in and outside Canada or they can participate virtually. Racers will have the chance to run alongside active members of the RCAF, veterans, and fellow Canadians, making this year’s event a true testament to unity and camaraderie.

“I wish all participants the best for a memorable 2024 RCAF Run,” remarked Chief Warrant Officer W.J. Hall, RCAF Command. “The Royal Canadian Air Force has a presence in the lives of many Canadians through our serving members and veterans, their families, and our Wings from coast to coast. As we marked 100 years of service on April 1st, we honoured those who have served during our first 100 years and inspire the next great generation of Canadians as we move into our next 100 years. Join us for the 2024 RCAF Run and help celebrate the Centennial of your Air Force.”

Captain Kayla Bowser, Race Director. Image courtesy RCAF.


Registration for the 2024 RCAF Run is open to individuals, families, and running enthusiasts of all ages. People can follow the excitement on social media using the official hashtag #RCAFRun2024.

Connect with fellow participants, share training updates, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes. The RCAF encourages everyone to join the conversation and share their RCAF Run journey.

“I have always valued the social aspect of running and the way it brings people together,” exclaimed Captain Kayla Bowser, Race Director. “As we celebrate 100 years of the RCAF, I’m so proud to be part of this event that not only builds strong relationships within our communities, but also connects those serving across Canada and abroad.”

In-person local events:

  • Shape (Belgium) | March 22, 2024
  • Tyndall AFB (Florida, USA) | April 1, 2024
  • RAAF 460 Sqn Canberra (AUSTRALIA) | April 18, 2024
  • 19 Wing/CFB Comox | May 3, 2024
  • Ramstein (Germany) | May 3, 2024
  • Shaw AFB (South Carolina, USA) | May 4, 2024
  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton | May 5, 2024
  • 12 Wing Shearwater/CFB Halifax | May 10, 2024
  • RAAF Edinburgh (AUSTRALIA) | May 16, 2024
  • 3 Wing/ CFB Bagotville | May 17, 2024
  • Niederheid, Geilenkirchen (Germany) | May 17, 2024
  • 14 Wing/CFB Greenwood | May 17, 2024
  • 4 Wing/CFB Cold Lake | May 24, 2024
  • NDHQ Carling (Ottawa) | May 28, 2024
  • Colorado Springs (Colorado, USA) | May 31, 2024
  • Washington, DC (USA) | May 31, 2024
  • 17 Wing CFB Winnipeg| May 31, 2024
  • Virtual Run Begins | May 31, 2024
  • 22 Wing/CFB North Bay | May 31, 2024
  • McChord AFB (USA) | June 2, 2024
  • 15 Wing/CFB Moose Jaw | June 7, 2024
  • 440 Transport Squadron (Yellowknife) | June 11, 2024
  • 9 Wing/CFB Gander | June 13, 2024
2024 RCAF Run participants at NDHQ Carling. Image courtesy of RCAF Facebook.

Locations and Cost

The 2024 RCAF Run offers 20 in-person events, with 11 in Canada and nine in Australia, Belgium, Germany, and the United States. During registration, participants can select to receive one of three types of packages, depending on virtual or in-person registration.

In Canadian dollars, packages cost and include:

  • Run shirt, buff, and medal ($50.00);
  • Buff and medal ($30.00);
  • Cover registration fees only ($15.00).

Proceeds from the RCAF Run benefit The Centennial Fund. The 2024 RCAF Run shirt design was inspired and created by Sergeant Mark Schombs’ Aircraft Mosaic, which he created in support of the RCAF 2024 Centennial.

The shirt is manufactured by Scimitar and is an Elite Technical T-Shirt made of 83 per cent recycled polyester for quality four-way stretch fabric and enhanced wicking capabilities. The 2024 RCAF Run medal incorporates the RCAF 2024 Centennial logo to commemorate the RCAF Centennial. Register for the run here.

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