Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run

( 6 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Ottawa,
  • September
  • 5 miles/8K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, Other
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Ottawa, Canada
2 8
"Military race in Ottawa "
Aid Stations
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Yves 's thoughts:

Swag for the Commander Challenge ( 5km & 21.1km) Two shirts - one long sleeve for winter as it is lined and another t-shirt. Both high quality with green camo and grey with Army run logo, along with year. Both look very good. Medals for each race were military-like dog tags AND the huge commemorative medal for all finishers along with a high quality finisher cap.

Aid stations were excellent located at every 3km with electrolyte, water and potties. There were sponges, mist sprayers and gel later from 12 km onwards. Volunteers were amazing. Had a friend who had troubles and the medics took care of her to help with her difficulty. Went well.

Lots of crowds cheering everybody and especially the injured military runners. Quite emotional to be running beside them & talking to them as you run. Great to meet the injured military before the run in the corrals and after the race in the post race.

Course scenery is quite fantastic especially if you are from out of town. Run in both Ottawa Ontario and Gatineau Quebec crossing the bridges over the Ottawa river. Run by Rideau Canal, a world heritage canal, the Parliament buildings, various museums, old Gatineau, and the Governor General's grounds and in posh neighbourhoods. I live here so I have seen it all before, but for the visitor it is very different and iconic for them.

Terrain is undulating with long slow climbs along with some steeper ones and there are the long downhills too. It is challenging so don't be fooled by descriptions that it is flat. It is not flat.

Well organized with 20,000 runners! Organized by the military so it better be well organized. Lots of fun.

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