In-Person Race

5K – Presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada

General Dynamic Mission-Systems-Canada

Start Times

Sunday, September 18, 2022

08:20 a.m. – Canada Army Run Official Opening Ceremonies

5K, presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada (including 5K portion of the 5K + 10K Challenge)
08:45 a.m. – Start for Soldier On Wave
09:00 a.m. – Mass Start

10K, presented by Accora Village (including 10K portion of the 5K + 10K Challenge)

09:45 a.m. – Start for Soldier On Wave
10:00 a.m. – Mass Start

Wave Starts

Wave starts help ensure a safe start, so that not everyone is starting the race at the same time. The wave starts are organized by “corrals,” which are a way to group participants of similar speed and to assist in moving everyone into the race gradually. When you registered, you declared your anticipated finishing time; this determines which corral you will be part of. Your corral will be indicated on your bib when you pick it up. No matter which wave you are in, however, you will get your accurate race time because of the “timing chips” that are embedded into your bib.

To spread the field out at the start, runners will be sent off in a series of waves starting with the blue corral, followed by orange, yellow, green, purple and red corrals.

Each corral will be sent off approximately every two minutes. As one corral/wave sets off, the next corral will be brought forward to the start line and directed to wait until given the signal to start. This process will continue until all corrals/waves have left.

Soldier On Wave – Open to Military & Civilian Participants

Canada Army Run is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of participants with visible and non-visible conditions or injuries, who demonstrate for all the true meaning of “soldiering on”.

All participants in these categories start prior to the mass start of each event. Family, supporters or caretakers may participate in the same wave (please indicate your category as “support” when registering).

For visually impaired athletes, please reach out to us at info@armyrun.ca to receive a registration code for your guide to register at no additional cost.

Race Kit Pick-Up

During Canada Army Run Weekend, you (or someone you delegate) may pick up your Race Kit during the hours listed below. Each kit will include a Canada Army Run technical t-shirt and race bib.

If someone is picking up your race kit, please ensure they have a forwarded copy of your emailed event confirmation or pre-race email (print or mobile). 

Times for Race-Kit Pick-Up:

Friday, September 16
11:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. *
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place

Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place

We recommend that you also have photo identification with you in case clarification is needed.

*times may be subject to change

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Ottawa City Hall

Virtual Information

5K – Presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada

General Dynamic Mission-Systems-Canada

Run, walk or roll 5K with the Canadian Army!

  • We welcome participants and athletes of all abilities and fitness levels
  • Challenge yourself to the finish line, or see how you compete with others on our global leaderboard
  • Participate solo, or create a team for your family, friends or co-workers
  • Upload results with the ASICS Runkeeper App, a connected fitness device, or manual time upload.
  • Race outside on your own route, or indoor on a treadmill
  • Your registration fee includes taxes, your race kit featuring exclusive Canada Army Run merchandise and a finisher’s coin, and race kit shipping anywhere in Canada
  • Includes additional access to our exclusive monthly training events, and upcoming distance challenges.
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Exclusive Army Run Gear

Virtual Event

This event is a virtual event. To learn more about how virtual events work and get tips for success, visit our Virtual Race page!

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