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Canada Army Run

Quick facts

Location Ottawa, Canada

Distance Half marathon

Date 22 September, 2019

About 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 and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home and abroad. It’s great to have you join us! And, whether you’re participating in the half marathon or 5K, we know you’re in for a very special experience!Not only do the courses take you past scenic sites in Canada’s Capital – which is beautiful in September – Canada Army Run is unlike any other run in the country. In fact, this event has become the fastest growing run in Canada! In less than five years, the number of participants almost tripled, from 7,000 in the 2008 inaugural run to more than 18,000 in 2012. Some 22,000 are expected this year. 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 Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home and abroad.

Start:

Elgin St. northbound

Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Finish:

Adjacent to the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

Cartier Square Drill Hall, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

  • Ottawa River
  • Alexander Bridge
  • Rockcliffe Park
  • Chaudiere Bridge

Overview

  • Head west on Wellington Street and continue across Booth Street, onto Sir John A MacDonald Parkway.
  • Run westbound (in the east bound lanes) on SJA MacDonald Parkway to Remic Rapids Park;
  • Turn right and cross over to the north side of Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and head east.
  • Continue to Booth Street and head north on Booth Street over the Chaudiere Bridge to Eddy Street in Gatineau.
  • Continue on Rue Eddy to Blvd Alexandre-Taché. Turn left on Blvd Alexandre-Taché to Rue Montcalm.
  • Turn right on Rue Montcalm to Rue Wellington. Turn right on Rue Wellington to Rue Eddy.
  • Turn left on Rue Laval to Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville. Turn right on Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville to Rue Laurier.
  • Turn left on Rue Laurier to Alexandra Bridge. Turn right onto Alexandra Bridge to Sussex Dr.
  • Turn left on Sussex heading towards Rockcliffe Park. Passing 24 Sussex, turn right at the roundabout and enter the grounds of Rideau Hall
  • Follow the driveway up to Rideau Hall, passing it on the left. Leave Rideau Hall by using the Princess Street Gate, turning right onto Princess Street. Immediately turn right onto Lisgar Road, following Dufferin Rd and then MacKay St.
  • Turn right onto McKay Street and continue down to Sussex Drive. Turn left onto Sussex. Continue onto Sussex Dr. to St. Patrick St.
  • Turn right on St. Patrick St. to Mackenzie Ave.
  • Turn left onto Mackenzie Ave. to Colonel By Dr. Continue onto Colonel By Dr. to Hawthorne Ave.
  • Turn right on Hawthorne Ave. to Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Turn right on Queen Elizabeth Driveway towards finish line.
  • Continue down to the finish line adjacent to the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.