Canada Army Run commemorates anniversary of the Battle of Normandy

By Michael Timmermans, Communications Manager, Canada Army Run

Registration for this outstanding community event will be closing on September 16, and there are limited spots still available.

Ottawa, Ontario — On September 22, 2019, the 12th annual Canada Army Run will welcome over 20,000 participants as they run, walk and roll in this unique fitness, outreach and fundraising event held in the National Capital Region. 2019 will see the first edition of Army Run at its brand new location, the Canadian War Museum.

“Moving to the Canadian War Museum is a natural fit for Canada Army Run. The Museum is a destination people from all over the world come to see. It adds even more military flavour to Army Run and we couldn’t ask for a better partner,” said Major Dave Tischhauser, Canada Army Run’s Race Director.

In addition to the traditional 5K, 10K and half marathon race events held this year on brand new routes, Canada Army Run is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and D-Day in 2019 with the Normandy Challenge, where participants will run or roll in both the 5K and 10K events, back-to-back, to honour the brave Canadians who fought in this historic Second World War battle.

This follows Army Run’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017 and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War Battle of Ortona in 2018. For 2020, Army Run plans on marking 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe with…

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