Army Run Preps for Canada's 150th & 10th Anniversary
Celebrations and special activities planned to commemorate anniversaries
This year marks Canada’s sesquicentennial. From coast-to-coast plans are underway for a nation-wide, year-long celebration of our great country. Ottawa’s Canada Army Run (September 17, 2017), arguably already Canada’s most patriotic race, is also getting in on the 150th anniversary action – concurrently finalizing plans for the sesquicentennial and their own 10th anniversary. In other words, this is going to be big! The Canada Army Run is our pick for the “Must Do” race of 2017!
Established in 2008, the Canada Army Run has quickly grown from a one day event to one of Canada’s largest running events featuring multiple race distances, an expo and patriotic celebrations all weekend long. From it’s trademark dog tag medals, start “cannon” and soldiers handing out medals at the finish line, this event is distinctly military in feel. Funds raised by participants support Soldier On and Support Our Troops, organizations that provide assistances to injured and ill soldiers and military families in need.
This year participants can choose from myriad event distances; half marathon, 10K, 5K, relay and kid’s events. Participants in the Commander’s Challenge will tackle both the 5K and half marathon events on the same day. In addition to the races, the event features a full runner’s expo, a military field kitchen-style pasta dinner and live entertainment. And while full details of the 150th celebrations have not yet been announced, Deputy Race Director Jeff Moyle recently confided that big plans are underway to ensure participants can celebrate in style!
Prices go up January 15th! Register today at www.armyrun.ca