Commander Adds Challenge To Army Run

(OTTAWA, ON) – The Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 18, is quickly selling out. The Half-Marathon is 90 per cent sold while the 5K is already at 75 per cent. The Commander’s Challenge, which is a new addition this year, is already 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,” said Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, the Commander of the Canadian Army. “I invite everyone to join us during the Canadian Army Run Weekend 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.”

The Commander’s Challenge is an official event within the Canada Army Run where participants run, walk, or roll officially in both the 5K and half marathon events. Participants who register for this event will receive a unique bib and race shirt, as well as the 5K and half marathon race shirts.

In addition, upon completion of the challenge, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this year’s Canada Army Run. This unique event, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is ready to welcome participants from across Canada and the world as they run, walk, and roll in our nation’s capital.

Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $1.6 million in support of Soldier On and the Military Families Fund; two CAF financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.

Registration details for the Canada Army Run can be found online.


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