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2014 Canada Army Run

May 15, 2014

Rideau Hall to Be Part of 2014 Canada Army Run 
Official Half Marathon Course 

OTTAWA—The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that Rideau Hall, the official residence of Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, will be part of the official course of the Canada Army Run Half Marathon, on Sunday, September 21, 2014. This exciting addition will further enhance the experience of participants coming from across Canada and around the world.

“As patrons of the Canada Army Run, Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome thousands of half-marathon participants to Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada, this fall,” said His Excellency. “On that day, join us in supporting our Canadian Armed Forces members and their families as you undertake the challenge of running, walking or rolling for this worthy cause. Your participation is a meaningful way to pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who embody Canada’s commitment to the values of duty, honour and service.”

About the Canada Army Run
The Canada Army Run is a unique running event in which Canadians can run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in half-marathon and five-kilometre events. Fundraising efforts and proceeds benefit Soldier On and the Military Families Fund. For more information about the event, visit



Media information:
Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office

John Morris
Canada Army Run


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