Cheering Stations

Lead a Cheering Station on September 22nd and You Could Win Up to $3000 for Your Not-for-Profit Organization

Be part of the energy on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and help get this year’s participants to the finish line!

Applications for Canada Army Run 2019 are now closed. We will be offering this initiative again in 2020.

WHAT IS A CHEERING STATION?

Official cheering stations are located along the 5K, 10K and half marathon courses and they have one goal: to help motivate participants and get them to the finish line!

Members of a cheering station can cheer, hold signs, dress up, sing, dance, make noise and/or play music – whatever it takes to encourage participants to reach their goals.


WHO CAN LEAD A CHEERING STATION?  

Any not-for-profit organization can apply to lead a cheering station, including Community Associations, Sports Teams, Schools, Charities and Cadet Corps. For-profit organizations can also apply, but they must indicate on the application which not-for-profit organization will be the recipient of any prize winnings.


WHY LEAD A CHEERING STATION?

In addition to motivating participants to reach their goals, your organization/team will:

  • be an important part of Canada Army Run 2019;
  • get great visibility through Canada Army Run’s website, social media channels and mobile app; and
  • be competing for some large cash prizes.


WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best cheering stations, as determined by combining results from an official judge and the voting scores of participants.

If there is more than one winner for each prize level, the prize money will be divided between the teams.

1st prize: $3000

2nd prize: $2000

3rd prize: $1000


WHAT’S REQUIRED AND HOW DO I APPLY? 

  1. Submit your application by using our on-line form, located here.
    As part of the application process, you will need to share your vision for the station, so give it some thought beforehand. How will you differentiate your cheering station? Will you have a theme? What will the group wear? Will there be music, noisemakers, or will you use the power of your own voices? Will you have signs? What will they say? You are only limited by your imagination.
  2. Also as part of the application process, you will need to provide a short write-up about your organization and/or cheering station, as well as a visual (e.g., photo or logo), for purposes of promoting your station on our website and mobile app.
  3. Recruit your cheering team. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better but, when it comes to cheering, more people can certainly have a greater impact.
  4. If your cheering station is selected, you will be notified by the end of August.
  5. THEN, on September 22, show up early to get things set up before the first participants pass your station!


Interested?
Please complete the online application form, located here. And, if you have any questions, please send an email to armyruncheer@gmail.com.

The Canada Army Run organizing team will review all entries and will let you know by the end of August if you’ve been selected to lead one of this year’s Cheering Stations.

Good luck, and thanks for your interest in Canada Army Run!

APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE AS AN OFFICIAL CANADA ARMY RUN CHEERING STATION

Thank you for your interest in leading a Cheering Station at this year’s Canada Army Run!

The Canada Army Run Organizing Committee will notify successful applicants by the end of August, at the very latest. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send them to: armyruncheer@gmail.com.

  • In 250 words or less, tell us what your cheering station will be like. (Examples: Will there be music? Will you all be wearing the same colours or uniform? Is there a theme? Will you have signs?)
  • We will be posting a write-up about your cheering station on our website, along with a visual (logo, photo, or graphic). In 75 words or less, tell us what you would like your write-up to say. It can focus on your organization, or tell runners what they can expect to see at your cheering station, or be a combination of both. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to armyruncheer@gmail.com.
  • Please upload the visual you would like to accompany the write-up. It could be a logo, a photo, or a graphic that depicts your organization.
  • If your cheering station is one of the winners, please tell us the official name of the not-for-profit organization that should appear on the cheque.
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN CANADA ARMY RUN!

What’s required?

  1. Recruit your cheering team. Bigger isn’t always better, but more people can certainly have a greater impact.
  2. Decide what is going to differentiate your cheering station from the others. Will you have a theme? What will you wear? Will there be music, noisemakers, or will you use the power of your own voices? Will you have signs? What will they say? You are limited only by your imagination.
  3. Submit your application by using the on-line form, located here.
  4.  If your cheering station is selected, you will be notified by the end of August.
  5. THEN, on September 22nd, show up early to get things set up before the first participants pass your station!

What We’ll Do to Help:

Promote Your Cause!  We’ll help you raise visibility for your cheering station (and ultimately your cause) through our Facebook and Twitter posts, on our website, through our e-newsletter and e-mail blasts, and in our mobile app.

Interested? Please complete the online application form, located here. And, if you have any questions, please send an email to armyruncheer@gmail.com.

Good luck, and thanks for your interest in Canada Army Run!

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