Another successful annual Canada Army run

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More than 2000 people signed up for the new Commander’s Challenge at this year’s Army Run, held on September 18 in Ottawa.

Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, the commander of the Canadian Army, an avid runner who values fitness, had challenged anyone to run both the 5K and half-marathon. In the end, more than 23000 people of all ages, including active and retired CAF members, ran, walked and rolled through the streets of Ottawa on September 18 for the 9th annual Canada Army Run.

“Members of the Canadian Armed Forces make sacrifices every day to keep our country safe whether at home or abroad, and the incredible amount of support we receive from Canadians is quite humbling,” said LGen Wynnyk.

Since 2008, the Canada Army 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.

Next year’s event is scheduled for September 17. A 10K run will be added to the 2017 line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of the Army Run, which coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday and
the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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