Record number of participants for capital’s Army Run
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)