Canada Army Run moving to stunning new location
New home at the Canadian War Museum couldn't me more fitting
The new, and stunning venue is located on the Ottawa River and LeBreton Flats parkland.
“Moving to the Canadian War Museum is a natural fit for Canada Army Run,” says Major Dave Tischhauser. Director of Canada Army Run. “The War Museum is a destination people from all over the world come to see. It adds even more military flavour to Canada Army Run. You couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
This new venue will allow runners and visitors to have a fuller experience of Canada Army Run’s military origins.
“As Canada’s national museum for military history, we are pleased to be the site for Canada Army Run,” says James Whitham, Acting Director General of the Canadian War Museum.
“The Run is an important community event which honours the service of current members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, and we wish the organizers and all participants much success with this year’s event.”
Canada Army Run race weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 20 with race kit pickup. It continues on Sept. 21 with the Running Room Expo, the Juno Challenge obstacle course for kids, and exhibits of historic military armaments and current military equipment. Race weekend will culminate on Sept. 22 with five separate running events.
“It’s hard to find a setting more ideal than the Canadian War Museum for this incredible event. On race weekend, Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces come together in a spirit of camaraderie and community to support each other,” says Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army. “I can’t think of a better setting for Canada Army Run.”
Since its inception in 2008, Canada Army Run has grown to become one of the largest running events in Canada, attracting more than 20,000 runners of all ability levels to run, roll or walk the 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses. For those looking for a more serious test of their physical mettle, the Commander’s Challenge and Normandy Challenge combine multiple events in a demanding run.
Canada Army Run raises money for two of the Canadian Armed Forces’ charitable funds - Soldier On Fund, which assists ill or injured soldiers and Support Our Troops Fund, which benefits military families in need. Over the past 10 years, Canada Army Run has raised more than $3 million for the organizations.