Navy 10K Run brings community together

The 30th annual Navy 10K Run attracted participants of all ages and athletic levels, totalling an attendance of over 600 competitors.

The race, held on August 16 in Halifax, is composed both of a 5K and 10K. Starting at the Maritime Command Museum, the race is a flat course in the north end of Halifax winding through many local businesses making it a good race for first timers.

In recent years, this longstanding tradition of CFB Halifax established the 2.5K welcoming younger athletes to the Navy 10K Run. Kicking off the event at 8:00 a.m. the course for the children consists of two laps around the base.

The race is a way of bringing the community around the base together.

“It ties us back into the community as well as providing a healthy, active life for the military community and their families. It helps bring the civilian and military community together. There’s different things for all components of the military community,” explained Kevin Miller, race director.

Members of Soldier On, veterans and current members who have suffered from physical or mental disabilities, also took part in the race.

“We try to include the Soldier On community whenever we can in all of our events. We usually start them at the very first of the race,” said Miller.

Preparations for next year’s event are already underway. Registration for next year’s race opens in March.

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