Canada Army Run - In-Person & Virtual
Soldier On will participate in this year’s Canada Army Run with both an in-person team and a virtual team. Participants from across the country will run, walk, and roll in this truly unique event held on Sunday 18 Sept in person in Ottawa, ON, or virtually anytime anywhere throughout the week 9 and 18 Sep 2022.
This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
This activity will provide an opportunity for both serving and Veteran ill/injured CAF members to complete their chosen Canada Army Run distance with the support and encouragement of their in person or virtual Soldier On teammates.
The Canada Army Run is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, veterans and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk, and roll (manual wheelchair, handcycle or recumbent bike) together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners.
Soldier On will have a group participate in the virtual races and a group participate in the in-person races. These two different groups will form the Soldier On Team.
group race options: 5km, 10km, 5km+10km, half-marathon (21.1km) or Commander’s Challenge (21.1k+5km).
group race options: 5km, 10km or 5km+10km
For further information visit http://armyrun.ca/
Draft Schedule of Events
Draft schedule for Virtual Team
- 9 to 18 Sep 22: Complete you chosen distance in your chosen location and upload your results.
Draft schedule for In-person Team
- 16 Sep 22- Arrival in Ottawa, ON;
- 17 Sep 22- Welcome briefing for all participants, meet with the Conquer the Rideau group, reception;
- 18 Sep 22- Canada Army Run;
- 19 Sep 22- Departure.
The Virtual team will consist of up to 70 Soldier On members.
The In-person team will consist of up to 70 Soldier On members who will be selected according to the following demographic:
Minimum eligibility criteria:
- Across Canada (except the NCR): 20
- National Capital Region (NCR): 30
- Conquer the Rideau Canada Group: 20 (selected through that event’s registration process).
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) across Canada
who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
Mental & Physical Requirements
Participants must be able to actively participate in their selected distance. Walking, running or rolling a distance of 5km or more will put strain on ankles, knees, hips and, for those rolling, shoulders. There may also be a risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration.
For the In-person team
participants will be joined with other ill/injured members, military personnel and civilians, therefore should be able to function in a social environment and in large crowds. They may be subject to loud noises and military environment. Participants also acknowledge that there will be no alcohol allowed in the accommodations, and will be required to share accommodations.
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount.
While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low. Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:
- Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
- Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
- Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
- Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
- Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.
Soldier on, during the conduct of this activity, shall:
Be advised that Canadian travel regulations and restrictions remain in effect. Applicants must be aware of those travel regulations and be able to meet the requirements to travel domestically.
- Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
- Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
- Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
- Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used according to PHM;
- Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
- Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity. An activity delivery questionnaire will be sent to selected participants to complete and return. This will assist the event OPI with the planning of logistics and the activity.
A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.
Canada Army Run is an event which will encourage ill/injured serving CAF personnel and veterans to develop new skills, engage with others while personally challenging themselves.