Start Times & Wave Starts

Sunday, September 23, 2018

07:00 a.m. – Canada Army Run Official Opening Ceremonies

5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada (including 5K portion of Ortona, Commander’s Challenges)
07:45 a.m. – Start for Ill and Injured Soldiers/Athletes with Disabilities
08:00 a.m. – Mass Start

10K, presented by Accora Village (including 10K portion of Ortona Challenge)
08:40 a.m. – Start for Ill and Injured Soldiers/Athletes with Disabilities
08:45 a.m. – Mass Start

Half Marathon (including half marathon portion of Commander’s Challenge)
09:25 a.m. – Start for Ill and Injured Soldiers/Athletes with Disabilities
09:30 a.m. – Mass Start

Wave Starts
Wave starts help ensure a safe start, so that not everyone is starting the race at the same time. The wave starts are organized by “corrals,” which are a way to group participants of similar speed and to assist in moving everyone into the race gradually. When you registered, you declared your anticipated finishing time; this determines which corral you will be part of. Your corral will be indicated on your bib when you pick it up. No matter which wave you are in, however, you will get your accurate race time because of the “timing chips” that are embedded into your bib.

To spread the field out at the start, runners will be sent off in a series of waves starting with the blue corral, followed by orange, yellow, green, purple and red corrals.

Each corral will be sent off approximately every two minutes. As one corral/wave sets off, the next corral will be brought forward to the start line and directed to wait until given the signal to start. This process will continue until all corrals/waves have left.

Canada Army Run is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of ill, injured and disabled athletes who demonstrate for all the true meaning of “soldiering on”.

All participants in these categories start prior to the mass start of the 5K, 10K and half-marathon events.

For visually impaired athletes, please ensure you provide the name of your guide when you register (guides can participate at no charge).



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