5K start 7:45 for ill and injured soldiers/athletes with disabilities
8:00am Mass start
Half Marathon 8:45 for ill and injured soldiers/athletes with disabilities
9:00am Mass start
WELCOME TO THE CANADA ARMY RUN – THE FASTEST GROWING RUN IN CANADA!
It’s great to have you join us! And, whether you’re participating in the half marathon or 5K, we know you’re in for a very special experience!
Not only do the courses take you past scenic sites in Canada’s Capital – which is beautiful in September – Canada Army Run is unlike any other run in the country.
In fact, this event has become the fastest growing run in Canada! In less than four years, the number of participants has more than doubled, from 7,000 in the 2008 inaugural run to more than 16,000 in 2011. As John Halvorsen, President of Run Ottawa, the official race organizer for Canada Army Run said: “This kind of growth is unheard of in the running community, and sets the event up for a very exciting future.”
From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and mutual respect. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home and abroad.