I love the Canada Army Run. Every year just seems to get better. This year my buddy Dan got a 5k bib because the half was sold out. They opened more spots and I inherited his bib (and ran as him) for the 5k and then paced him for his first half marathon. It was a great morning, with amazing support, a great crowd, and excellent weather. Check out the review I did for GetOutThere Magazine below, and stay tuned for some video interviews from the race later this week!
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Distance: 5k and Half Marathon
Cost: $40 (5k), $85 (Half)
Weather: Breezy, sunny, and mild. Beautiful.
Swag: Long-sleeved Tech T (for each race!), finisher’s medal
Terrain: While not too hilly, there were definitely some rolling hills, as well as two bridges. All on road, the course goes through a part of downtown Ottawa, along the parkway, and through a part of Quebec. Scenic and well-attended by supporters.
Time: 19:12 (5k), 1:50:29 (Half)
Pace: 3:52/km (5k), 5:20/km (Half)
Shoes: Saucony Kinvara’s
Fuel: Water/Gatorade/Sports Beans/Clif Bar (all for the Half)
Overall Place: 64/7353 (5k), 1639/6399 (Half)
Gender Place: 58/3056 (5k), 1310/3245 (Half)
Age Group Place: 9/634 (5k), 406/938 (Half)