Going Green

We are always looking for ways to improve our environmental efforts. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please forward your ideas to: info@armyrun.ca

On-Site Green Team

Energetic members of the Ottawa Titans Water Polo team will be on hand race day to help keep the site clean and ensure recyclables end up in the right spot. Architecture49 is the official Green Team sponsor.

SURGE Activewear

SURGE Activewear

In support of Canada Army Run’s green initiatives, and in solidarity with their efforts, SURGE Activewear will plant trees to offset our carbon footprint that our event merchandise order will produce.

Planting 1 tree offsets 50lbs of carbon annually, or 1 ton of carbon in its lifetime (based on a 40-year lifespan per tree). Using averages calculated on the total cost of carbon it will take to ship the merchandise from Mexico City, Mexico, to Ottawa, Ontario, SURGE Activewear will plant 1,700 trees in 2019 to offset the carbon emissions for this event. We will also plant a tree for every merchandise item sold during the weekend.


All Canada Army Run finisher hats are made of REPREVE – a performance fibre made from recycled plastic bottles. We’re transitioning to REPREVE for all of our official race garments beginning in 2020.

Paper Cup Recycling

All cups along the course (over 180,000 of them!) will be picked up by volunteers and properly disposed of. All cups are made of biodegradable material.

Reusable Bags

These bags make great lunch bags or carriers for small items.icon-recycle-bib

Heat Sheet Recycling Bins

icon-recycleIf you are doing the half marathon, help us recycle the foil heat sheet you receive at the finish line by placing it in one of the special bins designed for that purpose.

Waste Disposal Bins

icon_recyclebinsRecycling bins will be located throughout the grounds during Army Run race weekend. Please help us by placing your paper, glass, and plastic in them!

Bike Valet Service

Canada Army Run will be offering complimentary bike parking on site during race weekend. Please plan to pick up your bike 10 minutes before closing time.





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