News release September 18, 2023 – Ottawa, ON. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The 16th edition of Canada Army Run, presented by BMO, brought together thousands of runners and supporters to the streets of Ottawa. Throughout the weekend, a series of family-friendly activities were held, with the festivities concluding through various races. This year’s event provided racers with the unique opportunity to run, roll, or walk alongside members of the military in the 5K, 10K, half marathon, Sergeant Major’s Challenge (5K + 10K), and Commander’s Challenge (5K + half marathon). Lieutenant-General Jocelyn Paul, Commander Canadian Army, had the honour of kicking off the races. Those unable to participate in person have been virtually taking part in the event since September 8 and will continue racing virtually until September 29.

In addition to being an opportunity for Canadians to thank Canadian Armed Forces members who serve at home and abroad, Canada Army Run directly supports serving members, Veterans and their families, with race proceeds and participants’ fundraising efforts going to Support Our Troops and Soldier On.

The theme chosen for Canada Army Run 2023, “Showcasing the Army of Today,” aimed to present the current reality of the Canadian Army while also offering participants and supporters a deeper understanding of the current opportunities available within the military and the contributions made by the military to Canada’s safety.

Canada Army Run is anything but your typical race; it is “No Ordinary Race.” Canada Army Run stands as a symbol of support for Canadian Armed Forces members who defend Canada and our interests, as well as their families.

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