The Commander's Challenge

The Commander’s Challenge is an event within Canada Army Run where participants run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, and half marathon events.

Participants who register for the Commander’s Challenge will receive a unique bib, hat and race shirts (short sleeve and pullover). In addition, upon completion of the Challenge, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals.

We recommend that participants start in the first wave of the 5K at 08:00. After completing the 5K and collecting your dog tag, you may enter the half marathon from any corral wave you wish.

You will have one bib that will work for both events, and will receive a special prize at the end of the race!

** Participants MUST start no later than the last wave of the half marathon to remain in the challenge. Participants who do not return from running the 5K by the last wave of the half marathon will be disqualified. **

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Below are answers to common questions about the Commander’s Challenge:

  • You MUST start the half marathon by the end of the last wave. The anticipated cut-off time is 9:45 a.m. No exceptions will be made after the last wave.
  • Participants receive the exclusive Commander’s Challenge shirt, quarter zip and hat only. 5K and half marathon shirts will be made available for sale at the shirt pickup location on Sunday, subject to availability.
  • You will receive your 5K dog tag medal after the 5K only. Participants are responsible for carrying or storing their 5K medal for the duration of the half marathon.
  • Upon completion of the 5K, you will not enter the Recovery Zone. You will proceed in the lane provided to access the start line.
  • You will receive your exclusive Commander’s finisher peices in the Recovery Zone after the half marathon.



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