Meet Chris Robinson, Soldier On’s Top Canada Army Run Fundraiser
“This is my first Canada Army Run. After many injuries and four years of rehabilitation I am finally able to do the army run,” says retired CPO2 Chris Robinson who participated in CAR for the first time by doing the 5 km walk.
My name is CPO2 (retired) Chris Robinson. I was medically released from the military after 27 years. During my career I have had to deal with a lot of stuff and see things that I struggle to forget.
Soldier On really helped me with my mental health and my physical injuries by enabling me to be part of a team again, as well as through the support I have received and the new friends I have made since my release.
I am raising funds for this year’s Canada Army Run as part of the Soldier On team so that many more of my ill and injured brothers and sisters still serving and released will have the same opportunities that Soldier On and the Canadian Armed Forces have given me after my release. To date I have raised over 6,000 dollars, and I am humbled by the support of wonderful and generous family and friends, the business community, and many of the CAF members that I have had the honour to serve alongside. They not only support me, but they are cheering for all Canada Army Run and Team Soldier On participants.
On September 12th, I completed my first ever Canada Army run/ walk /wheel. What used to be mission impossible is now mission complete. In spite of injuries and with help from my support team I completed the walk/run with my personal best time of 55:52 for the 5 km.
I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my story and who has supported me with kind words and generous donations. A special shout out to my fellow hikers and cheering section. Karen Ekroos, Haley Powell and my little buddy Everett, my amazing and wonderful wife Sue Robinson, along with the wonder dog Stella.