For The Media

We welcome all media who plan to cover the Canada Army Run race events and related activities leading up to and including Army Run Weekend. Please feel free to contact us at comms@armyrun.ca.

Public Service Announcement

Canada Army Run road closures, transportation options and noise alerts for September 22

The 2019 Canada Army Run is taking place on Sunday, September 22, and several rolling-road closures will occur over the race weekend.

The Chaudière Bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau will be closed from 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. Booth Street at Wellington in Ottawa and Eddy at Laurier in Gatineau will be closed from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, September 22.

Also, a number of other roads in Ottawa and Gatineau will be closed for periods of time on Sunday, September 22:

Ottawa road closures

Wellington from Portage Bridge to Vimy from 6 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Sir John A. Macdonald from Vimy to Slidell from 6 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Booth from Albert to Wellington from 6 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Wellington from Portage Bridge to Bank Street from 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Kent from Queen to Wellington from 6:45 a.m.to 10:30 a.m. (Parliament Hill access maintained)

Wellington from Bank to Sussex from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bank from Queen to Wellington from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Metcalfe from Queen to Wellington from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Elgin from Queen to Wellington (Chateau Laurier access only) from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Sussex from Rideau to Murray (Colonel By northbound continues across Wellington and exits at George) from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Sussex from Murray to George-Étienne Cartier Parkway from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

St. Patrick from Parent to Sussex from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

King Edward from Union to Sussex from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lisgar from Princess to Dufferin from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rideau Terrace from Dufferin to Acacia from 8a.m. to 1 p.m. (Cross traffic at Springfield and Acacia)

Corona from Acacia to Beechwood from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Beechwood from Marier to Beechwood cemetery entrance from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

St Laurent from Hemlock to Brittany from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hemlock from St Laurent to Aviation from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Aviation Parkway between museum and Hemlock off-rampone lane traffic alternating from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

George-Étienne Cartier Parkway from Aviation to Sussex from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Birch from Sandridge to George-Étienne Cartier Parkway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lisgar from George-Étienne Cartier Parkway to Buena Vista from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interprovincial bridges

Alexandra Bridge from Laurier (Gatineau) to Sussex from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Gatineau road closures

AlexandreTaché closed between Hanson and Montcalm on Sunday from 7 am to 1:30 pm

Montcalm from Alexandre-Taché to Papineau on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wellington, Eddy, Promenade du Portage, Hotel de Ville, Laurier closed from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Westbound Laurier Avenue closed between des Allumettières and Hotel de Ville from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Transportation

There is no parking available on site at the Canadian War Museum on Sunday, September 22. Canada Army Run recommends that participants and spectators take public transportation to and from the run on Sunday, September 22.

Your Canada Army Run race bib will get you a free ride on any OC Transpo route in the city, including the O-Train when in service (please note Sunday service on O-Train Line 1 starts at 8 a.m., and 7:30 a.m. on Line 2). Spectators also ride free on September 22 if they accompany a bib holder for Canada Army Run 2019.

OC Transpo will be offering enhanced service on the following routes on Sunday, September 22 to help folks get to the Canada Army Run start line.

East: Routes 61, 94 and 95

West: Routes 94, 95 and 97

Visit OC Transpo’s travel planner to help get you to the race: http://plan.octranspo.com/plan.

Parking and shuttle service

If you must drive, there will be no parking on site at the Canadian War Museum and there will be restricted vehicle access. However, free Canada Army Run shuttle buses will take participants (approximately every 20 minutes) between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. from the following locations: 

  • Pick-up Location 1: City Hall (Lisgar Street and Cartier Street) 
  • Pick-up Location 2: World Exchange (Metcalfe Street and Albert Street)
  • Pick-up Location 3: Tunney’s Pasture (Tunney’s Pasture Driveway and Eglantine Driveway)

Limited parking locations are available near each shuttle pick up.

Post-race shuttle buses will leave Commissioner Street and City Centre Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Post-race pick-up Location 1: Commissioner Street
  • Post-race pick-up Location 2: City Centre Avenue

Artillery fire

The public should be aware that there will be loud noises from artillery fire by the Canadian War Museum on Sunday morning between 8:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., however, no live ammunition will be used and there is no cause for concern.

For more details, updated information and last-minute changes on Canada Army Run, please visit armyrun.ca, or follow Canada Army Run on social media (see below).

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Canada Army Run 2019 5K, 10K and half marathon routes.

 

View the course maps at http://armyrun.ca/race-weekend/course-information  

Canada Army Run Links

Canada Army Run website 

Canada Army Run Facebook 

Canada Army Run Twitter 

Canada Army Run Flickr 

Canada Army Run Instagram 

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website

Canadian Army Facebook

Canadian Army Twitter

Canadian Army YouTube

Canadian Army Flickr

Canadian Army Instagram

Contact

Lieutenant Jason Rheubottom

Canada Army Run Media Coordinator

Phone: 613-971-7117 (office) or 613-222-4677 (mobile)

Email: jason.rheubottom@forces.gc.ca

 

 

News Release

Canada Army Run is on the move!

May 9, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

As a result of a new partnership, Canada Army Run race weekend is moving to the Canadian War Museum. Having previously been hosted at Ottawa City Hall, all Army Run events will now take place at the Canadian War Museum, located on the scenic Ottawa River and LeBreton Flats parkland. This new venue will allow runners and visitors to have a fuller experience of Canada Army Run’s military origins.

Canada Army Run race weekend kicks off on Friday, September 20 with race kit pickup. It continues on Saturday, September 21 with the Running Room Expo, the Juno Challenge obstacle course for kids, and exhibits of historic military armaments and current military equipment. Race weekend will culminate on Sunday, September 22 with five separate running events.

Since its inception in 2008, Canada Army Run has grown to become one of the largest running events in Canada, attracting more than 20,000 runners of all ability levels to run, roll or walk the 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses. For those looking for a more serious test of their physical mettle, the Commander’s Challenge and Normandy Challenge combine multiple events in a demanding run.

Canada Army Run raises money for two of the Canadian Armed Forces’ charitable funds – Soldier On Fund, which assists ill or injured soldiers, and Support Our Troops Fund, which benefits military families in need.


Quotes

“Moving to the Canadian War Museum is a natural fit for Canada Army Run. The War Museum is a destination people from all over the world come to see. It adds even more military flavour to Canada Army Run. You couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
Major Dave Tischhauser. Director of Canada Army Run

“Ottawa City Hall was a great host for Canada Army Run and we are grateful to the City of Ottawa for its generosity and support, but it’s hard to find a setting more ideal than the Canadian War Museum for this incredible event. On race weekend, Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces come together in a spirit of camaraderie and community to support each other. I can’t think of a better setting for Canada Army Run.”
Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army

“As Canada’s national museum for military history, we are pleased to be the site for Canada Army Run. The Run is an important community event which honours the service of current members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, and we wish the organizers and all participants much success with this year’s event.”
James Whitham, Acting Director General of the Canadian War Museum

 

Quick Facts

  • Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is the one running event in the country where civilians and Canadian Armed Forces personnel of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together.
  • The Normandy Challenge combines the 5K and 10K events into a fun and demanding run which honours the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The popular Commander’s Challenge, where participants compete in both the 5K and half marathon events, is back in 2019 for a fourth year in a row and is one serious challenge.
  • Weekend events include military displays, historical displays, vendor and information expo, live music and BMO Kids’ Zone.
  • The Canadian War Museum houses a collection of about 3 million artifacts, including uniforms, medals, weapons, war art, aircraft, military vehicles and artillery.
  • The two principal objectives of Canada Army Run are supporting the Soldier On Fund and the Support Our Troops fund which provides care for serving and retired members with physical and/or mental illness or injury and the Support Our Troop Fund which provides support to military families in need.
  • Over the past 10 years, Canada Army Run has raised more than $3 million for Support Our Troops and Soldier On. For more information on these funds, please visit www.supportourtroops.ca and www.soldieron.ca.
  • Soldier On has assisted more than 4,500 soldiers recovering from physical or mental injuries. It has seen a 105 percent increase in applications over the last two years.

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Canada Army Run race participants at the start of the 2018 Canada Army Run.
Photo credit: Able Seaman Camden Scott, Canadian Army Public Affairs.
©2018 DND / MDN Canada

 

Canadian War Museum at LeBreton Flats, Ottawa
Photo credit: Steven Darby
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Canada Army Run Associated Links
Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram
#armyrun

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army Instagram

Contact

Email: comms@armyrun.ca

News Release

11th Annual Canada Army Run crosses the finish the line

September 23, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, nearly 20,000 participants ran, walked and rolled through the National Capital Region in the 11th annual Canada Army Run. During the race, Canadian and international participants of all ages and abilities participated alongside Canadian Armed Forces personnel, including ill and injured members.

Canada Army Run was honoured to welcome a number of distinguished guests who ran in the event, including the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence; Sherry Romanado, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Seniors; General Jonathan H. Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff; Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army; Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond and the Canadian Army Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Stuart Hartnell.

Canada Army Run would like to congratulate all participants in this year’s events, with a special mention of the first-place finishers in each event:

  • 5K: Logan Roots, top male finisher, Magalie Babineau, top female finisher
  • 5K ill/injured/disabled: Robert Wein, top male finisher, and Terri McPhail, top female finisher
  • 10K: Ryan MacDonnell, top male finisher, and Kerri Labrecque, top female finisher
  • 10K ill/injured/disabled: Andrew Soon, top male finisher, and Jessica Dajko, top female finisher
  • Half-marathon: Maxime Leboeuf, top male finisher, and Kate Sanborn, top female finisher
  • Half-marathon ill/injured/disabled: Joey Desjardins, top male finisher, and Camille René, top female finisher

Official results from today’s event are available at www.sportstats.ca.

Registration for the 2019 Canada Army Run is now officially open! Be a part of the 12th edition on September 22, 2019. Sign up now at www.armyrun.ca.

For more information and details about Canada Army Run, please visit www.armyrun.ca, follow Canada Army Run on social media (see links below), and/or download the Canada Army Run mobile app.

 Quotes

“This morning’s Canada Army Run, the 11th of its kind, has once again proven to be a source of inspiration, community, camaraderie and the Warrior spirit as military personnel and Canadians from all walks of life rolled, walked and ran together. From young children and local community groups to soldiers and a 98 year old Ortona veteran, this year’s event has reinforced the power behind unity of effort and strength in diversity.

On behalf of the Army Sergeant Major and myself, congratulations to everyone involved in this incredible event, from volunteers and sponsors to partners and participants. Your support of the Canadian Army, its soldiers and veterans, and veritable charities like Soldier On and Support our Troops is tremendously appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all again on September 22, 2019!”

 Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army


“I am extremely grateful and touched by the success of this year’s Army Run, my first as Race Director. I’d like to acknowledge all the sponsors, partners, Army personnel and volunteers for their amazing work and for organizing another incredible Canada Army Run for 2018. Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend to help celebrate the 11th year. I look forward to seeing everyone next year!” 

Major David Tischhauser, Canada Army Run Race Director

Quick Facts 

  • Canada Army Run is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll side-by-side to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.
  • In this, the 11th edition of the annual race, Canada Army Run held five events.
    • The 5K, presented by General Dynamics Missions Systems–Canada;
    • The 10K, presented by Accora Village;
    • The half-marathon;
    • The Ortona Challenge, presented in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada combining the 5K and the 10K and paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign during the Second World War; and,
    • The Commander’s Challenge – back for a third year – where participants took on the 5K followed by the half-marathon.
  • Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $2.6 million in support of Soldier On and Support Our Troops funds – two Canadian Armed Forces financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.
  • Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including military displays, a Kids’ Zone, live music, a sports expo and a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.

 

Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is a unique running event in which participants run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in either a half marathon, 10K, or 5K events; or two challenges, the Commander’s Challenge or the Ortona Challenge. Photo by: Ordinary Seaman C.J.D. Scott, Directorate Army Public Affairs ©2018 DND / MDN Canada


Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Reginald Wild, World War II veteran, was presented with the Ortona Challenge coin by Brigadier-General Liam McGarry, Chief of Staff, Army Operations after completing the 5K race during Canada Army Run, on Sunday, 23 September, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario. Photo by: Sergeant D.G. Janes, Directorate of Army Public Affairs ©2018 DND / MDN Canada

 

Canada Army Run Associated Links

Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram
#armyrun

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army Instagram

Contact

Anne Génier
Canada Army Run Media Coordinator
Phone: 613-971-7119 (office) or 613- 899-6978 (mobile)
Email: anne.genier@forces.gc.ca

Backgrounder

September 20, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canada Army Run is one of the most inspiring events in the country and celebrates its 11th anniversary in 2018. At the Canada Army Run, civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together to show their pride as Canadians, and as race participants.

This is no ordinary race. From the Howitzer cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the dog-tag-themed medals all finishers receive, Canada Army Run has a military flavour from start to finish.

The success of the Canada Army Run to date has exceeded all expectations. It began when the first run on September 21, 2008 shattered records for the largest number of runners for an inaugural Canadian run with over 7,000 participants. The 5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada, has grown to be one of the largest 5K races in Canada with over 12,000 participants registered in 2018. Over 20,000 participants will run, walk and roll in five different events on September 23, 2018.

This year’s lineup includes the 5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada; the 10K, presented by Accora Village; the half-marathon; the Commander’s Challenge (where participants run, walk or roll officially in both the 5K and half-marathon); and the new-for-2018 Ortona Challenge, presented in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (where participants take part officially in both the 5K and 10K).

Due to popular demand, the 10K and Ortona Challenge are sold-out.

As part of the weekend festivities, on Saturday night, there is a traditional Canada Army Run pre-race pasta dinner served in the Lebreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum. This year’s sold-out catered dinner will be served by senior military leaders and local VIPs. This year’s exceptional speakers are Diana Abel, the 2017 Silver Cross Mother; and Soldier On athlete Sergeant (Retired) Doug Brown.

Care of the ill and injured, as well as of military families, is a top priority for the Canadian Army. Proceeds and fundraising efforts from Canada Army Run benefit Soldier On and Support our Troops Fund, the two official funds of the Canadian Armed Forces that assist ill and injured soldiers and support programs for military families in need. Since 2008, more than $2.6 million has been raised at Canada Army Run in support of these two beneficiaries.

Canada Army Run is a unique opportunity for Canadian Armed Forces members to thank Canadians for their support, and for Canadians to thank the men and women in uniform who serve them in so many ways, both at home and abroad.

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Canada Army Run Associated Links

Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army on Instagram

Contacts

Anne Genier
Canada Army Run Media Coordinator
Phone: 613-899-6978 (mobile)
Email: anne.genier@forces.gc.ca

MEDIA ADVISORY

September 19, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend the Canada Army Run weekend from September 21 to 23, taking place at Ottawa City Hall. Canada Army Run is a fun-filled family event that culminates on Sunday, September 23, with the 5K, 10K and half marathon runs.

In its eleventh year, the Canada Army Run is one of the most unique running events in Canada. With a military flavour from start to finish, Canadians and soldiers will run, walk or roll together through the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau on Sunday, September 23. Thousands more are expected to come out to cheer them to the finish line. The complete weekend agenda is available at armyrun.ca but main opportunities include:

What: Opening of the Sports Expo and Race Kit Pick-Up
Where: Ottawa City Hall
When: Starting at 12 p.m., Friday, September 21

What: Traditional Pre-Race Pasta Dinner featuring Special Guest Speakers Diana Abel, 2017 Silver Cross Mother and Sergeant (Retired) Doug Brown, Member of Soldier On.
Where: Canadian War Museum (LeBreton gallery), 1 Vimy Place
When: Dinner begins at 6 p.m., speeches begin at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, September 22.
Media are requested to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.

What: Canada Army Run Opening Ceremonies and staggered race starts
Where: Corner of Laurier and Elgin
When: Sunday, September 23
7:20 a.m. – 5K Opening Ceremony
7:45 a.m. – 5K Start for Ill and Injured
8:00 a.m. – 5K Mass Start
8:20 a.m. – 10K Opening Ceremony
8:40 a.m. – 10K Start for Ill and Injured
8:45 a.m. – 10K Mass Start
9:15 a.m. – Half Marathon Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m. – Half Marathon Start for Ill and Injured
9:30 a.m. – Half Marathon Mass Start

Notes to editor / news director:

Media passes are required to gain access to certain areas, including the Start Line and the Finish Line. Media interested in covering this event must complete the media accreditation form and submit it online by 3 p.m. Friday, September 21. The Canada Army Run Media Coordinator will contact interested media to make arrangements to pick up their event pass.

Media inquiries

Anne Génier
Canada Army Run Media Coordinator
Phone: 613-971-7119 (office) or 613- 899-6978 (mobile)
Email: anne.genier@forces.gc.ca

News Release

Three short months left before race day!

Register now and join us before spots run out!

June 22, 2018– Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The 11th edition of the Canada Army Run takes place on Sunday, September 23, 2018, just three months from now. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this unique military-themed community event held in the National Capital Region. Sign up soon to run, walk or roll.

This year’s edition includes a 5K, a 10K and a half-marathon. In addition there are two challenges for participants wanting to push themselves further. The Ortona Challenge combines the 5K and 10K events while honouring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona, and in the Commander’s Challenge, participants complete both the 5K and half marathon events.

This summer, Major Gus Garant, Canada Army Run’s longest serving race director will be leaving for new challenges. Taking over the responsibility for Canada Army Run is Major David Tischhauser who looks forward to expanding upon the great work done by Major Garant and his team.

Quotes

“I am extremely proud to have served as Canada Army Run Race Director for the past four years and the financial support we have provided to Soldier On and Support Our Troops. This is no ordinary race and this was no ordinary job. I am very pleased to welcome Major David Tischhauser to the Canada Army Run team as Race Director.” 

Major Gus Garant, outgoing Race Director, Canada Army Run

“It is a tremendous honour. This event is close to my heart, my family and I have participated in and volunteered at this amazing run from its early inception. It is truly a special event that captures the spirit of our Canadian Army soldiers and does so much for Soldier On and Support Our Troops. I look forward to continuing the great work of my predecessor Major Gus Garant and those before him. I am Strong, Proud and Ready to be your next Canada Army Run Race Director.” 

Major David Tischhauser, incoming Race Director, Canada Army Run 

Quick Facts 

  • Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.
  • Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $2.6 million in support of Soldier On and Support Our Troops Fund – two Canadian Armed Forces financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.
  • Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.
  • Canada Army Run Race Weekend offers additional events such as: The Juno Challenge Kids Obstacle Course, Running Room Sports Expo, Military equipment and historical displays- meet your Canadian Armed Forces, guest speakers and live performances and entertainment!
  • Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.
  • Registration details can be found on our website at www.armyrun.ca.

Runners enjoying the camaraderie of the Canada Army Run. Photo by: Joanna Gajdicar, Graphic Designer ©2017 DND/MDN Canada


Major Gus Garant, outgoing Race Director welcomes Major David Tischhauser, incoming Race Director into the Canada Army Run family. Photo by: Corporal Andrew Wesley ©2018 DND/MDN Canada

Canada Army Run Associated Links 

Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram
#armyrun

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army Instagram

Contacts

Michael Timmermans
Canada Army Run Communications Manager
Email: comms@armyrun.ca
Phone: 613-971-7279

 

News Release

Register now! Only six months left before Canada Army Run!

Price will increase as of April 1

March 23, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Canada Army Run is just six months away! Don’t miss your chance to take part in your favourite event and register now, before prices go up on April 1st!

As part of its 11th edition, Canada Army Run launched a new initiative for 2018: the Frontline Race Team, comprised of 25 engaged and active running ambassadors. Not only are these outstanding ambassadors sharing their journey with their followers as they promote this great event, they will also be participating in races across the country, and test-driving new merchandise and gear.  For more information on these ambassadors, including bios and social media profiles, visit www.armyrun.ca/2018-frontline-race-team/.

This year’s Canada Army Run takes place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. For more information on registration, fundraising or volunteering, visit www.armyrun.ca or follow Canada Army Run on social media.

Canada Army Run will welcome tens of thousands of participants from across the country to run, walk and roll in this truly unique military-themed community event held in the National Capital Region.

Quick Facts

  • Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.
  • Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $2.6 million in support of Soldier On and the Support Our Troops Fund – two Canadian Armed Forces financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.
  • Three of the members of this year’s new Frontline Race Team are active members of the Canadian Army: Master Warrant Officer Manon Desharnais, Captain Rudy Allen and Officer Cadet Nicholas Beaudoin-Mercier.
  • New to 2018 is the Ortona Challenge, combining the 5K and 10K events, honouring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona. The popular Commander’s Challenge, in which participants complete in both the 5K and half marathon events, was inaugurated in 2016 and is back in 2018 for a third year in a row.
  • Canada Army Run race weekend offers a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army and offers something for everyone, including; military displays, BMO Kids’ Zone, live music, sports expo and a pasta dinner!

A runner high-fives Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan, Chief of Staff Army Operations, as she approaches the finish line. Photo by: Mike Pinder, Official Event Photographer ©2017 DND/MDN Canada


Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is a unique running event in which Canadians big and small, run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Photo by: Mike Pinder, Official Event Photographer ©2017 DND/MDN Canada

Canada Army Run Associated Links 

Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram
#armyrun

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army Instagram

Contacts

Michael Timmermans
Canada Army Run Communications Manager
Email: comms@armyrun.ca
Phone: 613-971-7279

 

 

News Release

Canada Army Run announces new Ortona Challenge for 2018

December 15, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Canada Army Run is proud to announce next year’s new event, the Ortona Challenge, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona, which took place from December 20 to December 28, 1943 during the Second World War. Participants entering this event will take part in the 5K race, followed by the 10K.

The Ortona Challenge is an opportunity for participants to remember and to honour fellow Canadians who lost their lives during this battle.

It’s not too early to join us in 2018 for our 11th annual run! Registration is open, and don’t forget, Canada Army Run entries could be given as holiday gifts to loved ones. This year’s edition takes place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. For more information, visit www.armyrun.ca or follow Canada Army Run on social media.

Canada Army Run will welcome tens of thousands of participants from across the country to run, walk and roll in this truly unique military-themed community event held in the National Capital Region.

Quick Facts

  • The Battle of Ortona took place from December 20 to December 28, 1943 during the Second World War between regiments of the Canadian Army and German paratroopers, in the town of Ortona on the eastern coast of Italy.
  • The battle in the heart of Ortona is remembered by our veterans for the intense close- quarter house-to-house and street-to-street fighting, at a cost of more than 1,200 Canadian troops killed and the suffering of Italian citizens during their liberation.
  • Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.
  • Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $2.6 million in support of Soldier On and Support Our Troops Fund – two Canadian Armed Forces financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.
  • The popular Commander’s Challenge, in which participants complete in both the 5K and half marathon events, was inaugurated in 2016 and is back in 2018 for a third year in a row.
  • Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.
  • Registration details can be found on our website at www.armyrun.ca.

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Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is a unique running event in which Canadians run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Photo by: Mike Pinder, official event photographer

 

 Canada Army Run Associated Links

Canada Army Run website
Canada Army Run Facebook
Canada Army Run Twitter
Canada Army Run Flickr
Canada Army Run Instagram
#armyrun

Canadian Army Links

Canadian Army website
Canadian Army Facebook
Canadian Army Twitter
Canadian Army YouTube
Canadian Army Flickr
Canadian Army Instagram

Contacts

Michael Timmermans
Canada Army Run Communications Manager
Email: comms@armyrun.ca
Phone: 613-971-7279

News Release

10th Annual Canada Army Run crosses the finish the line

Today, over 20 000 participants ran, walked and rolled through the National Capital Region in the 10th annual Canada Army Run, which coincided with various other celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary. During the race, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and ill and injured members were accompanied by Canadians and participants of all ages and abilities.

Canada Army Run was honoured to welcome various distinguished guests who ran the race alongside other participants, including: the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence; Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs; Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Major-General Simon Hetherington, Commander, Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre. Also in attendance were Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada; and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, both Patrons of Canada Army Run.

Canada Army Run would like to congratulate all participants in this year’s Run, in particular to the first place finishers of each event:

5K: Craig Fettes, top male finisher, and Leah Sherriff, top female finisher
5K ill/injured/disabled: Robert Wein, top male finisher, and Christine Gauthier, top female finisher
10K: Eric Bang, top male finisher, and Lindsay Khan, top female finisher
10K ill/injured/disabled: Andrew Soon, top male finisher, and Christine Gauthier, top female finisher
Half-marathon: Kyle Wyatt, top male finisher, and Sacha Hourihan, top female finisher
Half-marathon ill/injured/disabled: Fred Connor, top male finisher, and Christine Gauthier, top female finisher

Official results from today’s event are available at www.sportstats.ca.

For more information and details about Canada Army Run, please visit www.armyrun.ca, follow Canada Army Run on social media (see links below), and/or download the Canada Army Run mobile app.

Quotes

 “I am extremely grateful to everyone involved in this year’s event – sponsors, partners, Army personnel, and volunteers – for organising yet another amazing Canada Army Run. Thank you to all of you joining us this weekend to help us celebrate 10 fantastic years. It’s been an incredible journey. See you at next year’s edition on September 23, 2018!

Major Gus Garant, Canada Army Run Race Director

Quick Facts

Canada Army Run is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk and roll together side-by-side to show their pride as Canadians, and as runners.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Canada Army Run added more events. New this year were the 10K and the Vimy Challenge. Participants entering the Vimy Challenge, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, took part in the 5K race followed by the 10K.

Since 2008, Canada Army Run has raised more than $2.1 million in support of Soldier On and Support Our Troops Fund – two Canadian Armed Forces financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need.

Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including military displays, a Kids’ Zone, live music, a sports expo, and a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.

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Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is a unique running event in which Canadians run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in either a half marathon, 10K, or 5K events; or two challenges, the Commander’s Challenge or the Vimy Challenge. Photo by: CSgt R.M. McKinnon, Directorate Army Public Affairs ©2017 DND / MDN Canada


Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is a unique running event in which Canadians run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in either a half marathon, 10K, or 5K events; or two challenges, the Commander’s Challenge or the Vimy Challenge. Photo by: Maj M.W. Lagacé, Directorate Army Public Affairs ©2017 DND / MDN Canada

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Contact

Anne Génier
Canada Army Run Media Coordinator
Phone: 613-971-7119 (office) or 613- 899-6978 (mobile)
Email: comms@armyrun.ca

For Canada Army Run and Associated Events

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Media Contact Information on Race Day:
613-971-7279 or comms@armyrun.ca

  • 2019 Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal: Sunday, September 22
  • 2019 is the 12th annual edition of Canada Army Run
  • Participants may walk, run or roll in five events:
    • 5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
    • 10K, presented by Accora Village
    • Half-marathon
    • Normandy Challenge, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (where participants run or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and 10K events)
    • Commander’s Challenge (where participants run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and half-marathon events)
  • Canada Army Run’s 5K is the largest in Canada
  • Canada Army Run is unlike any other event in the country. From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the dog-tag themed medals all finishers receive, Canada Army Run is “military” in flavour from start to finish
  • The success of Canada Army Run to date has exceeded all expectations and has become one of the fastest growing runs in Canada
  • In addition to participants, tens of thousands line the streets to cheer on those running, walking or rolling
  • Slogan: “No ordinary race”
  • Proceeds and fundraising efforts are directed to: Soldier On and the Support our Troops fund
  • $3.1 million raised since 2008
  • Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CanadaArmyRun
  • Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CanadaArmyRun
  • Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/CanadaArmyRun
  • Watch us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/CanadaArmyRun

A MEDIA PASS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ADMITTANCE TO START LINE, THE FINISH LINE, AND THE AREA RESERVED FOR POST-RACE MEDIA INTERVIEWS.

Credential Applications

The deadline to submit credential applications will be the Wednesday prior to race weekend.

Your request will be reviewed and approved via e-mail followed by instructions on how to pick up your credentials prior to the event. Please bear in mind that press credentials are limited and Canada Army Run reserves the right to grant final press area assignments.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 11, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend Canada Army Run weekend, September 15-17, at Ottawa City Hall. Canada Army Run is a fun-filled family event that culminates on Sunday, September 17, with 5K, 10K and half marathon runs.

Now in its tenth year, Canada Army Run is one of the most unique running events in Canada. With a military flavour from start to finish, Canadians and soldiers will run, walk or roll together through the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau on September 17. Thousands more are expected to come out to cheer them to the finish line. The complete weekend agenda is available at armyrun.ca but main opportunities include:

What: Opening of the Running Room Expo and Race Kit Pick-Up
Where: Ottawa City Hall
When: 10 a.m. FridaySeptember 15

What: Special Guest Speakers Krista DuChene, Olympic marathoner and Christine Gauthier (Retired Bombardier), world champion parakayaker and Member of Soldier On
Where: Pasta Dinner Tent, Confederation Park
When: Dinner begins at 6 p.m., speeches begin at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 16. Media are requested to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.

What: Opening Ceremonies and staggered Race Starts
Where: Corner of Laurier and Elgin
When: Sunday, September 17

  • 7:20 a.m. – 5K Opening Ceremony
  • 7:45 a.m. – 5K Start for Ill and Injured
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5K Mass Start
  • 8:20 a.m. – 10K Opening Ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10K Start for Ill and Injured
  • 8:45 a.m. – 10K Mass Start
  • 9:00 a.m. – Half Marathon Opening Ceremony
  • 9:15 a.m. – Half Marathon Start for Ill and Injured
  • 9:30 a.m. – Half Marathon Mass Start

What: Awards ceremony
Where: Finish area (Queen Elizabeth Driveway beside Cartier Square Drill Hall)
When: 11:45 a.m., Sunday, September 17

Notes to editor / news director:

Media passes are required to gain access to certain areas, including the Start Line and the Finish Line. Media interested in covering this event must complete the media accreditation form and submit it online by close of business Wednesday, September 13.

Briefings for accredited media will be held at Ottawa City Hall on Friday, September 15. The briefing for English language media is at 9:15 a.m. and the briefing for French language media is at 9:45 a.m. Race weekend media passes will be available for distribution at the media briefings.

Media inquiries

Anne Génier
Canada Army Run Media Coordinator
Phone: 613-971-7119 (office) or 613- 899-6978 (mobile)
Email: comms@armyrun.ca

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