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CANFORGEN 123/08 CLS 123 081825Z JUL 08 JUL-08CANFORGEN 123/08 CLS 016/08 081825Z JUL 08
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST ANNUAL CANADA ARMY RUN 21 SEP 08
RMC Expected to be Big Participants!! (More details to be provided in future e-Veritas)
REFS: DMCS 50041 11 FEB 08

BACKGROUND. THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST ANNUAL CANADA ARMY RUN SUPPORTED BY THE CANADIAN FORCES PERSONNEL AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES (CFPFSS) WAS ENDORSED BY THE CDS ON 11 FEB 08. THE ARMY RUN REINFORCES THE IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS AND SERVES TO CONNECT WITH CANADIANS FURTHER PROMOTING THE POSITIVE PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF THE OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM OF OUR SOLDIERS HERE AT HOME, IN AFGHANISTAN AND IN MANY OTHER OPERATIONAL THEATRES AROUND THE WORLD

INTENT. THE ARMY RUN WILL PROVIDE A VENUE FOR CANADIAN TROOPS TO MAINTAIN AND REINFORCE OUR CONNECTION WITH ALL CANADIANS THROUGH A CHALLENGING EVENT THAT EMBODIES ONE OF THE CRITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR CULTURE – FITNESS. THE ARMY QUOTE BRAND UNQUOTE WILL SERVE TO ATTRACT A BROAD SPECTRUM OF MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PARTICIPATION TO AN EVENT THAT HIGHLIGHTS OPERATIONAL SUCCESS AT HOME AND ABROAD. THIS IS A RESULT OF A PAN FORCES WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT AND NATION EFFORT. THE INAUGURAL EVENT SCHEDULED ON SUNDAY 21 SEP 08 IN OTTAWA WILL INCLUDE A 5 KM AND A HALF MARATHON DISTANCES

REGISTRATIONS. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW ACCEPTED ON LINE AT WWW.ARMYRUN.CA. RUNNERS OR WALKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY AS FEES WILL INCREASE AS THE DATE OF THE EVENT APPROACHES. FINAL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE ARMY RUN EXPO AT THE CARTIER SQUARE DRILL HALL FROM 0900 TO 1700 HRS 20 SEPTEMBER

RESOURCES. RECOGNIZING THAT THE TEMPO AND ACTIVITY LEVELS OF THE ARMY ARE CURRENTLY VERY HIGH, THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE RUN WERE CONTRACTED OUT TO THE ORGANIZER OF THE OTTAWA MARATHON WEEKEND. IT IS MY DESIRE TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS REPRESENTATION FROM THE REG, RES, RANGERS AND CIVILIAN COMPONENTS FROM OUR ARMY COAST TO COAST TO COAST AND THAT ALL OTHER CF MEMBERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN AND AIRWOMEN AS WELL AS DND CIVILIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US AT THE RUN. TD AND ALLOWANCES FOR PARTICIPATION WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AREA, BASE AND UNIT COMMANDERS WHILE REGISTRATION FEES ARE SOLELY AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY. THE EVENT IS A NON PUBLIC FUNDED EVENT MADE POSSIBLE BY CFPFSS.

FUNDRAISING. AT THIS EVENT,THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RUNNERS OR WALKERS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR EITHER QUOTE SOLDIER ON UNQUOTE OR THE MILITARY FAMILIES FUND. INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARMY RUN CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE PROJECT DIRECTOR, MAJ CHRISTOPHER HORECZY, LFDTS, AT 613 541-5010 EXT 4899. ALL PUBLIC QUERRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MAJ MIKE AUDETTE, DAPA, AT 613-945-1754.