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.
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“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
- 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
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