Registration

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Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Location: Canadian War Museum

Commander’s Challenge

$140.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

Normandy Challenge

$100.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

Half-Marathon

$100.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

Half-Marathon – Ill, Injured, Disabled

$100.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

10K, Presented by Accora Village

$65.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

10K – Ill, Injured, Disabled

$65.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

10K Youth (Ages 17 and Under)

$40.00 Sep 21 – Sep 16

5K, Presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada

$55.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

5K – Ill, Injured, Disabled

$55.00 Jun 1 – Sep 16

5K Youth (Ages 17 and Under)

$30.00 Sep 21 – Sep 16
All fees shown do not include HST or Race Roster service fees
Race Roster will charge 6.5% + $1.25 on each participant registration for all events associated with Canada Army Run
Please note that there are no refunds or deferrals on any registrations
Transfers are available through Race Roster, subject to fees and restrictions

NOTE: The deadline to complete transfers is midnight (Eastern) on August 23, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS If you have already registered but wish to change your distance (i.e. from the 5K to the 10K) or transfer your registration to a new participant, please follow these steps:

1. Visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/19827/2019-canada-army-runcourse-de-larmee-du-canada 

2. Scroll down and select the “transfer” button on right hand side below the “register” button. **If you do not see the “transfer” button, click “sign in” at the top right-hand corner of the page. Once signed in, scroll down to select the “transfer” button.

3. Select if you would like to transfer your registration “to a new sub-event” or “to a new participant”

  • If “to a new participant” was selected, follow these steps:
  • Click the “to a new participant” button
  • Select yourself from the participant drop down menu (if you registered multiple people in your original transaction, choose the participant who is transferring their registration)
  • Enter the email address of the person you would like to transfer registration to
  • Click “start transfer”
  • The system will navigate you back to initiate another transfer. If you do not have any other transfers to complete, simply close window
  • New participant will receive an email with a link to complete the transfer. Be advised that the transfer is pending until new registrant opens the link and completes the registration form (including the checkout page where they must hit “submit order”)

If “to a new sub-event” was selected, follow these steps:

  • Click the “to a new sub-event” button
  • Select yourself from the participant drop down menu (if you registered multiple people in your original transaction-choose the participant who is transferring sub-events)
  • Select the sub-event you would like to transfer to
  • Click “start transfer”
  • Proceed through the registration form and complete all questions outlined as this is essentially a new registration
  • Accept the waiver
  • Submit your order and you will be transferred to the new sub-event

Need help? Email us at info@armyrun.ca. Transfers are subject to Race Roster fee

Blue Orange Yellow Green Purple Red
5K Sub 24min. 24-27 min. 28-30 min. 31-33 min. 34-37 min. +38 min. & walkers
10K presented by Accora Village Sub 45 min. 45-54 min. 55-59 min. 60-64 min. 65-69 min. +70 min. & walkers
Half Marathon Sub 1:45 1:45-1:54 1:55-2:04 2:05-2:14 2:15-2:29 +2:30 & walkers
  • Official Canada Army Run shirt (2018 shirts pictured. Actual race shirts may differ from those pictured)
  • Official Canada Army Run bag*
  • Dog Tag finisher medal, designed after the Canadian Armed Forces tags
  • FREE race photos
  • * FREE Baggage check

TicketGuardian – new for 2019 

New for our 2019 event, we’ve partnered with TicketGuardian to bring our participants attendee registration protection. We now offer optional consumer protection on all Canada Army Run registrations.

What is TicketGuardian?

TicketGuardian Registration Protection gives participants an opportunity to get reimbursed for up to 100% of their entry fees if they cannot attend Canada Army Run for one of several qualifying reasons.

What does it cover?

Canada Army Run participants who opt for the optional Registration Protection offered by TicketGuardian may be eligible for reimbursement in the following most common situations:

  • Illness or serious injury
  • Employer termination
  • Traffic accidents
  • Mechanical breakdown
  • Carrier delay
  • Jury duty
  • Military duty

How do I purchase Attendee Insurance for my registration?

Canada Army Run provides registrants with the option of purchasing protection for their registration. You will be able to purchase coverage when registering using the Race Roster online platform.

How do I make a claim?

If you are eligible to make a claim on TicketGuardian’s registration protection, visit https://tg-claims.ticketguardian.net and fill out the on-line claim submission form.

Are transfers of the registration coverage allowable?

No, the coverage is associated with the individual purchaser.

What is covered under TicketGuardian?

  • Sales tax
  • Processing fees
  • Shirts or other giveaways
  • Dinners

How is the fee charged for coverage determined?

The total premium fee is dependent upon the registration value. For example, if your registration fees total $100, the premium will cost you 6.5% of the total, so $6.50 in this example.

The coverage protects the consumer’s entire purchase and TicketGuardian will reimburse them for the entire experience, to include the sales tax and the registration fee, should the attendee have a valid, covered reason to not attend.

Let’s look at an example with some round numbers:

$100 registration
$20 shirt
$10 meal
$10 insurance*
Total:  $140
$9.80 in taxes
Total Transaction value: $149.80

In the case above, the consumer will be reimbursed for $139.80

*TicketGuardian is a part of the cart value and subject to tax. The insurance premium and tax on that amount are not refundable. 

What is protected?

The total amount included in the registration order will be covered by TicketGuardian, less the cost of the coverage premium. 

Are donations protected?

No. Donations are non-refundable. This is set out in the registration policy. If a participant wishes to request a refund on a donation, they must contact the charity itself directly as official tax receipts have been issued and only the charity can issue donation refunds as per government guidelines.

Introduced in 2016, the Commander’s Challenge is an event within Canada Army Run where participants run, walk or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and half marathon events.

Included with your registration:

Participants who register for the Commander’s Challenge will receive a unique bib and race shirt. In addition, upon completion of the challenge, participants will receive a special coin, their dog tag medals for each of the two distances and unique finisher items.  

Important information for Commander’s Challenge participants

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 only. 5K and half marathon shirts may 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 directly to Laurier Ave. in the lane provided to access the start line.
  • You will receive your exclusive Commander’s coin and finisher item in the Recovery Zone after the half marathon.

The Normandy Challenge is an event within Canada Army Run where participants run or roll officially in BOTH the 5K and 10K events. Participants who register for the Normandy Challenge will receive a unique bib and race shirt (details/photos coming soon). In addition, upon completion of the Challenge, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals for each of the two distances. The Normandy Challenge was added to the 2019 Canada Army Run line-up to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings in Normandy, part of what is known as D-Day, during the Second World War. To find out more about the landings in Normandy, visit : http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/canada-and-the-second-world-war/normandy

Important information for Normandy Challenge participants

Below are answers to common questions about the Normandy Challenge

  • You must start the 10K by the time of the last wave (event starts at 8:45 a.m.). No exceptions will be made after the last wave
  • You will not be able to start the 10K after the last wave
  • Walking/5K times slower than 45 minutes are not recommended
  • Due to time restrictions, slower times are encouraged for any other event
  • Participants receive the exclusive Normandy Challenge shirt only. 5K and 10K shirts may 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 10K
  • Upon completion of the 5K, you will not enter the Recovery Zone. You will proceed directly to Laurier Ave. in the lane provided to access the start line
  • You will receive your exclusive Normandy Challenge coin in the Recovery Zone, after the 10K
  • 2019 will be the only year for the Normandy Challenge
    • 2018 commemorated the Battle of Ortona (Second World War)
    • 2020 will commemorate Victory in Europe (Second World War)

Canada Army Run is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of ill, injured, and disabled athletes, who demonstrate for all the true meaning of “soldiering on”.

All participants in these categories start prior to the mass start of the 5K, 10K (presented by Accora Village)  and Half Marathon events.

Categories

Award Categories:

  • Amputee
  • Wheelchair
  • Handcycle
  • Recumbent Cycle
  • Visually Impaired (For visually impaired athletes, you will be provided information while registering to have your guide participate at no charge.)

Additional Categories (not eligible for awards)

  • Support (Family and friends wishing to take part in the same wave with someone special.)
  • Other (includes visible and non-visible conditions not mentioned above

Please note that any electric or otherwise outside assistance will disqualify you from awards. You may still participate, and will be placed in the “Other” category.

New for 2019, Canada Army Run will host a Fundraiser’s Reception in support of the Support our Troops fund and Soldier On.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Canadian War Museum, Lebreton Gallery

MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUCED MAY 2019

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  • BMO Kids Zone
  • Juno Challenge Kids Obstacle Course
  • Running Room Expo
  • Military equipment and historical displays – meet YOUR Canadian Armed Forces!
  • Main stage, featuring live performances and entertainment
  • Guest speakers

Athletics Canada (AC) is the national sport governing body for track and field, cross-country and road running. As an AC-certified road running event, Canada Army Run is governed and bound by AC policy and guidelines.

As per AC policy, systematic training and participation in long distance endurance events pose certain risks for individuals who have not yet reached full maturity. They have developed guidelines to provide guidance to organizers of road races on the minimum ages for entry to mass participation races and the recognition of performances. Click here to view AC’s Guidelines for the inclusion of Children and Youth in Road Races: http://www.acroad.ca/documents/DistanceRecommendation_2014-01-15.pdf

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Athletics Canada, visit: http://athletics.ca/

This content was adapted from an article written by Christine Luff, fitness writer, avid runner and certified running coach, and published on verywellfit.com.

After spending weeks and months training and preparing for your first race, the last thing you need is any additional stress to take away from the excitement of the big day. To ensure race day goes smoothly, here are a few handy tips that can help from the moment you register right through to crossing the finish line.

1. Register early

Get off on the right foot by registering early. Early registration can ensure that you get your correct race shirt size before inventory runs out. Canada Army Run pricing is based on stepped price increases. The earlier you register, the lower the price of entry fees!

2. Know the race route

Route maps will be available during race kit pick-up, so ask a volunteer for one, download a copy from our website or use the Canada Army Run mobile app. This will come in handy when planning for water stops. Canada Army Run will provide participants with a timing chip to accurately clock their “net time” from start to finish.

3. Don’t overdress

Overdressing has tripped up many a first-time runner. As a rule of thumb, dress as if the weather is a few degrees warmer than it actually is. You’ll heat up once you’ve hit your stride. So if the weather report says that it’s going to be a comfy 23° C, pretend you’re in Florida and it’s a balmy 32° C!

If it’s cold outside, wear a few extra layers of clothing that you can strip off as the starting time nears. Canada Army Run offers a free bag check for all participants where you can store your items until after the race.

If hot temperatures are forecast, spend a few extra dollars to buy running gear made of cooler, moisture-wicking fabrics. Alternately, opt for looser-fitting clothes along with the appropriate sunscreen and sunglasses.

And while you’re at it, take the time to time to trim your toenails. Doing so will save you a lot of discomfort (and a case of black toenail) if one happens to be too long.

4. Choose your pre-race food wisely

It is best to have a high-carbohydrate breakfast four hours before a race to ensure you have enough stored energy in the form of glycogen. Think pancakes, waffles, or a nice bagel with peanut butter.

However, avoid overeating or indulging in rich, fatty or high-fiber foods. While you may assume this will provide you with extra energy, all it will likely do is cause stomach upset or a case of the runner’s trots.

If you must have coffee in the morning, limit yourself to no more than one regular cup. Anything more may promote urination.

One to two hours beforehand, drink a large glass of water and have nothing else until the starting gun. This should provide you with hydration while reducing the risk of unexpected pit stops.

5. Pin your bib correctly

Don’t make the rookie mistake of pinning your race bib on the back of your shirt. Pin it to the front with a safety pin or BibBoard on each corner. This will help officials know that you are a part of the race. Your free, official race photographs will be also listed on the website by bib number, allowing you to locate yours quickly. Therefore your bib number must be visible for the photographers to catalogue and index the photos and provide them to you.

Make sure that the timing chip located on the back of your race bib is not bent or covered with clothing or a running belt.

Be sure to arrive early so that you will not only get a great parking spot but can speak with a volunteer if there’s a problem with your bib or timing chip.

6. Line up properly

Runner’s etiquette dictates that novice runners allow faster, seasoned competitors their place at the front of the starting line. As much as you may want to be in the center of the action, standing too close to the front can interfere with active competitors and cause frustration.

Canada Army Run organizes participants in corrals based on their estimated pace or finish time (selected during registration). If unsure, ask runners around you about their anticipated pace. If it’s faster than yours, position yourself further to the back. By the time the race is fully underway, you’ll experience the excitement of the run whatever your position.

7. Prepare for water stops

One of the reasons for getting a map at registration or downloading the mobile race app is to anticipate the location of water stations. Doing so reduces the anxiety of wondering when you’ll next be able to hydrate. If you’ve hydrated properly in advance of the race, you should be able to take in enough water to keep going without having to look for the nearest porta-potty.

If you see a water station approaching, don’t go to the first set of tables where all of the congestion is likely to be. Instead, head for the next set, veering to the right table if you’re right-handed and the left table if you’re left-handed. In this way, you can snatch a cup easily without breaking your stride.

If volunteers are handing out cups of water, look the volunteer in the eye so that he or she knows you’re coming. As you snatch the cup, be sure to say “thank you,” and toss the empty cup into a receptacle when finished.

8. Finish with flair

Don’t pressure yourself to achieve a really fast time for your first race. Finishing is an achievement unto itself and one worth celebrating. If anything, consider it part of an initiation into a larger order of enthusiasts. The more you relax and enjoy the spirit of the race, the more likely you will be to come back for more.

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