New Canada Army Run shirt designs set the tone for the upcoming edition

Article / June 16, 2021 / Project number: ncr-ar-2021-06-17-car

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Ottawa, Ontario - In a few short months, on September 10th, Canada Army Run Virtual will kick off its 2021 edition. For the second year in a row, the run won’t begin at the Canadian War Museum nor in Canada’s Capital, Ottawa, but rather, anywhere and everywhere as it is virtual. Being part of this virtual event is exciting, however, it is also quite different from the in-person event held on the streets of Ottawa-Gatineau. Keeping that in mind, the event is committed to ensuring that the participants get the full Canada Army Run experience.

First and foremost, each registered participant will be able to enhance their experience with a race kit that includes military-themed items.

When registering, participants can select a Canada Army Run exclusive merchandise item: a race shirt with short sleeves or long sleeves or a hat. This year’s shirts have a new modern and sleek design that will keep participants stylish while breaking a sweat. The shirts are darker compared to last year’s while still incorporating military-related elements such as the CADPAT camouflage pattern and the Support Our Troops yellow ribbon. Their design also highlights the racer’s selected distance in a white maple leaf on the left sleeve.

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In addition to race gear, participants will find various items including a Canada Army Run race coin, a congratulatory letter from the Commander of the Canadian Army as well as an exclusive sample of a hydration product. Registrants also get access to free monthly training races, a distance challenge, Remembrance Row nominations and a virtual expo, which includes various offers from Canada Army Run partners.

Race kits will be mailed out to participants. We strongly encourage participants to register by July 11th. By doing so, Canada Army Run will do its best to ensure that runners, walkers and rollers receive their race kit on time for the virtual event. Please be aware that issues related to the pandemic may lead to delivery delays.

Once participants receive their kit, they are invited to proudly wear their shirt before, during and after their Canada Army Run Virtual event to show their support for soldiers, Support our Troops and Soldier On. Canada Army Run Virtual may be a temporary event but the support provided to our military members and their families makes a difference year-round.

We invite you to show your support on social media by sharing pictures of you wearing your sleek new t-shirt and tagging Canada Army Run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and using #ArmyRun and #NoOrdinaryRace hashtags.


About Canada Army Run: Virtual

Canada Army Run: Virtual is no ordinary race and is not to be missed. From September 10 to 19, 2021, participants around Canada (and the world) will be able to run, walk or roll in support of soldiers, Support our Troops and Soldier On. Distance options include 5K, 10K, half-marathon (21.1K) and two challenges.

The theme of the 2021 edition is UBIQUE which means “everywhere”. It is the motto of The Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery who are marking the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the A & B Batteries. It is a very fitting theme as Canada Army Run Virtual is not limited by geography and participants can take part from anywhere and everywhere. It could be around the neighbourhood, on a treadmill or some trails in the forest, the choice of route is up to individual racers who will each create their own unique Canada Army Run experience.

If you are not registered for the event, we invite you to register now by visiting Canada Army Run website at

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