Ottawa (Ontario) — Once again, the annual Canada Army Run—whose third edition was held in Ottawa on 19 September—was a great success.
Various reasons motivate runners to sign up for this event.
“I’m representing my military friends and those who have been wounded in combat,” said Peter Morel. “Our men and women deserve the best, and this is my way of doing my part.”
The participants completed the five-kilometre and half-marathon events running, walking or in wheelchairs. Thousands of onlookers lined the National Capital route to cheer on the athletes, who came from all across the country.
“There are 134 of us officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston,” said Officer Cadet Brendan Boyle. “Our running team trained hard for this event in order to post the best possible times. It’s become a tradition for us, to support the Army.”
The money collected during the event will be donated to the Soldier On program and the Military Families Fund.
The Soldier On program encourages ill or injured members of the Canadian Forces to take part in physical fitness, health promotion and sport activities. The Military Families Fund helps the families of military personnel meet unforeseen or immediate needs resulting from military service.
Article: Sgt Pascal Nobert, Army News, Ottawa
Photos: MWO Luc Lambert, Army News, Ottawa