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The 2020 Canada Army Run set to go virtually

The 2020 version of the Canada Army Run used to be set for September 20, however race organizers have formally determined to cancel this 12 months’s match and exchange it with a virtual working collection. The Army Run is likely one of the greatest occasions at the Canadian working calendar, with a couple of races introduced to individuals.

In 2019, shut to 20,000 other folks participated in the other Canada Army Run occasions, and even if there received’t be a bodily direction for athletes to run this 12 months, race officers stated in a press free up that they’re assured that their virtual selection will nonetheless be a “memorable and unique experience.”

There are a number of races featured at the yearly Canada Army Run. Participants can select to race a 5K, a 10Ok or a half-marathon. There also are the Commander’s and Victory demanding situations, which mix other occasions.

Runners who input the Commander’s Challenge run the 5K and half-marathon, and the ones registered for the Victory Challenge run the 5K and 10Ok. All races are held at the similar day, so those demanding situations make for a hectic and tiring morning of working. There may be a selected “Ill, Injured and Disabled” athlete class for every of the races.

In the click free up saying the exchange to a virtual collection, Canada Army Run organizers stated they have got been “meticulously preparing for the possibility of a virtual transition” since March, and they have got “built something exceptional.”

They haven’t begun to go into element as to what the virtual collection will appear to be or how it is going to paintings, however officers stated it looks as if “one of the most unique solutions” observed in the working business to this point all over the COVID-19 pandemic. As additional information turns into to be had and the virtual races come into shape, we can ensure to stay registrants and runners in racing up to date.

(06/02/2020) ⚡AMP
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Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run

From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie...

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New routes for Canada Army Run 2019

Canada Army Run presents some fantastic opportunities to see our national capital while honoring and supporting our men and women in uniform. Along with the new start/finish location at the Canadian War Museum, the race has just unveiled brand-new routes for the 5K, 10K and half-marathon. Everything happens on Sunday, September 22.

All three of the new courses travel some distance east from the Canadian War Museum on Wellington Street, past the Supreme Court of Canada and the Parliament Buildings. And all three routes cross into Gatineau, so runners get to enjoy the beauty of the National Capital region on both sides of the provincial border.

“Our new location at the Canadian War Museum is an ideal fit for our uniquely military-themed event,” says communications manager Michael Timmermans,  “and Canada Army Run has forged a partnership with the CWM which will help ensure the success of our event for the foreseeable future.”

If you’re running the 10K or the half-marathon, after passing the Chateau Laurier you’ll make a left on Sussex Drive, passing by such renowned Ottawa landmarks as the National Gallery and 24 Sussex Drive (the traditional residence of the Prime Minister and where Justin Trudeau grew up, though during his tenure as PM he and his family have been living at Rideau Cottage, on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s residence).

The 10K and half-marathon routes cross the Alexandra Bridge into Gatineau, Que., passing the iconic Canadian Museum of History along the way.

The half-marathon route encircles the tony Rockcliffe neighbourhood and includes the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, returning along the Sir George Etienne Parkway beside the beautiful Ottawa River.

For those who want to really push themselves, consider upping the ante with the Normandy Challenge (5K plus 10K) or the Commander’s Challenge (5K plus half-marathon). The challenges are both almost sold out, so register soon to avoid disappointment.

(07/18/2019) ⚡AMP
by Anne Francis
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Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run

From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie...

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