FAQs

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Is there any way to register other than on-line?

No, registration can only be done online.


Do I have to be registered for the Run in order to go to the Pasta Dinner?

No. The Pasta Dinner is open to all. If you’d like tickets for the Pasta Dinner ($30 per person), you can purchase them here. If you purchase a ticket without a race registration or separately from your race registration, your ticket will be waiting at the door of the Pasta Dinner tent, in Confederation Park.


Are there team registrations this year?

Yes, you can create a team or join a team through registration. More information can be found here.


Can I change my distance or transfer my registration to a new participant?

Yes. If you have already registered but wish to change your distance (i.e. from the 5K to the 10K) or transfer your registration to a new participant, please refer to the transfer instructions here.

When can I pick up my race kit?

Race Kit Pick Up will be held on Friday, September 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Hall).


Does a participant need photo identification to pick up their registration package?

The person who is picking up the race-kit must have a printed copy of the confirmation email or have the confirmation email on their mobile phone. Please also bring photo identification with you in the event it is required for clarification.


Am I able to pick up a race kit for someone else?

Yes. Friends and family members can pick up your kit for you and, likewise, you can pick up a kit for someone else. Just follow the same procedures as when retrieving your own.


Where can I get my bib number before Canada Army Run weekend?

You will not receive an email with your bib number. Bib numbers will be available online after September 5, 2017.


What if my technical shirt doesn’t fit me?

On Sunday morning, we will offer a shirt exchange; if you would like a different size of shirt, you will be able to exchange in person it if the size you are looking for is available.


Do team captains have to pick up everyone’s race kit?

No, team members are registered as individual participants, and team bibs will not be grouped together. Please follow the standard procedure for race kit pick-up

How many water stations will be set up on the course and where will they be located?

There will be 6 water stations for the half marathon, the first located at 3K and situated approximately every 3K thereafter.

There will be 3 water stations for the 10K, the first located at about 3K, one close to the 5K mark and another at approximately 8K.

There will be one water station in the 5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, located just before the 3K mark.

There will also be chemical toilets placed at each location.


Am I able to push my child in a baby jogger or stroller device for the 5K, 10K or half marathon route?

Yes. We will allow participants to have baby joggers and strollers. However, you must start at the back behind the last row of the last corral. Please note, that baby joggers and strollers can pose a danger to other participants, your child and yourself. Be safe, and please exercise caution when you are on the course!


Am I able to bring my pet on the 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon route?

No. Due to restrictions imposed by our insurance company, coupled with consideration for the safety of other runners, pets are not allowed on the course. The only exception is for guide and service dogs.


Are walkers welcome in the 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon?

Walkers are most welcome and are given a start position behind the last row of runners.


Will there be official Canada Army Run pacers to help us get through either race?

There will be pacers in both events, identified by a sign that each one will carry that signifies their anticipated finish time.

I am not ill, injured or disabled. Can I participate with someone in that wave?

Yes you may. When registering, sign up for the Ill/Injured/Disabled wave, but select the “Support” category.


Is there a Lost and Found Area at the race site?

All lost and found items will be sent to the Information booth located in Marion Dewar Plaza.


Are there any plans to add a 10K and/or a Full Marathon to the Canada Army Run?

For 2017, Canada Army Run is offering Half Marathon, 5K and 10K race options. Canada Army Run added a new event to the 2016 race weekend, the Commander’s Challenge. Participants run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and half marathon events. Participants who register for the Commander’s Challenge will receive a unique bib and race shirts. In addition, upon completion of the Challenge, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals.

The 10K event was added to mark our 10th anniversary in 2017.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (First World War) in 2017, Canada Army Run added the Vimy Challenge, presented by Veterans Affairs Canada, to our event line-up for this year. Participants in the Vimy Challenge, presented by Veterans Affairs Canada, run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and the 10K events and will receive a unique race shirt and, upon completion, a special coin as well as their dog-tag medals.

The 3-Person Relay is also new for 2017. Build a team and take on all courses with this new challenge! Each participant will receive their own bib, and you may start your race even if your teammate is still out on course.

There are currently no plans to add a full Marathon to the line-up.

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