Commander's Challenge sold out, spaces still left in Half Marathon and 5K

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Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016

OTTAWA - The Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 18, is quickly selling out. The Half-Marathon is 90 per cent sold out, while the 5K is already at 75 per cent sold out. The Commander’s Challenge, which is a new addition this year, is already sold out.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this year’s Canada Army Run. This unique event is ready to welcome participants from across Canada and the world as they run, walk, and roll in our nation’s capital.

“I am looking forward to welcoming participants to the Canada Army Run, where our men and women in uniform will stand side-by-side with Canadians who continuously show their support for the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army. “I invite everyone to join us during the Canada Army Run Weekend (17 and 18 September) as we celebrate our soldiers. I am more than impressed that so many people have taken up the Commander’s Challenge and encourage everyone to come join us during the Canada Army Run.”

Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk, and roll together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.

Since 2008, the run has raised more than $1.6 million in support of Soldier On and the Military Families Fund – two CAF financial support programs that provide assistance to ill and injured soldiers and military families in need. 

The Commander’s Challenge is an official event within Canada Army Run where participants run, walk or roll officially in both the 5K and half marathon events. Participants who register for this event will receive a unique bib and race shirt, as well as the 5K and half marathon race shirts. In addition, upon completion of the challenge, participants will receive a special coin as well as their dog tag medals.

The Canada Army Run race weekend offers something for everyone, including a unique opportunity to interact with your Canadian Army.

Registration details can be found on our website at