Record num­ber of par­tic­i­pants for cap­i­tal’s Army Run

Orleans Star - - LOCAL NEWS -

Over 22,000 peo­ple ran, walked or rolled through the streets of Ot­tawa, Sun­day, for the sixth edi­tion of the Canada Army Run.

Up from 7,000 par­tic­i­pants in 2008, par­tak­ers were able to raise more than $300,000 for two char­i­ties: Sol­dier On and the Mil­i­tary Fam­i­lies Fund.

The echo of can­nons could be heard through most of Ot­tawa’s down­town as run­ners par­tic­i­pated in ei­ther a 5K or half marathon. Ot­tawa Mayor Jim Wat­son kicked off the fes­tiv­i­ties at Ot­tawa City Hall. The run was cre­ated to hon­our Cana­dian troops, specif­i­cally soldiers that have been in­jured in the line of duty. (C.K)

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