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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.
What is TicketGuardian?
TicketGuardian Registration Protection gives participants an opportunity to get reimbursed for up to 100% of their entry fees if they cannot attend Canada Army Run for one of several qualifying reasons. Click here for more info.
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 receive an email with a link to look up your bib number a week or two before race weekend.
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
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. Please start your race in the last corral at the start line.
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 full marathon to Canada Army Run? There are currently no plans to add a full marathon to the line-up. For 2018, Canada Army Run is offering half marathon, 5K and 10K race options. Army Run added a new event to the 2016 race weekend, the Commander’s Challenge, which is returning for 2019. Participants run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and half marathon events. A 5K plus 10K challenge event was also added to the Army Run line-up in 2017. In 2019, Normandy Challenge participants will take on the 5K event, followed by the 10K. Participants who register for the Challenge events will receive a unique bib and race shirts. In addition, upon completion of the Challenges, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals.
A corral is a sectioned area behind a race’s start line within which participants are grouped according to their expected finishing time (which is selected by the participant during registration). The fastest runners line up in the first corrals and the slowest runners are in the corrals at the back. Walkers are in the very last corral, and folks pushing strollers, wheelchairs, etc. line up behind the walkers. Canada Army Run race bibs indicate which corral you are assigned to.
Canada Army Run gives our participants timing devices on their race bib, so the time that it takes for you to cross the starting line from your start corral is not included in your final race time.
Participants need to be in their corrals early and may end up waiting a long time for the race to start, so be prepared. You are required to carefully select the appropriate corral based on your estimated finish time during registration. For the enjoyment and safety of all participants, it is critical that you line up in the correct start corral before your race. This helps avoid congestion at the start line and eliminates the need for participants to weave past and dodge slower participants.