Dust off your running shoes for the 2017 RCAF Run!

News Article / May 11, 2017 / Project number: RCAF-20170511002

From 17 Wing Public Affairs

The 2017 RCAF Run is fast approaching, so it’s time to dust off those runners and get ready for a fun-filled event on Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Winnipeg.

Race day is the one day of the year when 17 Wing Winnipeg is open to the public as long as you are registered for one of the run categories.

On-line registration is now open and you can register for the timed events up until May 20. After that date, only those taking part in the 3 kilometre Family Fun Run/Walk will still be able to register. There is no race day registration for timed events.

“In addition to this being a well-established challenging run for those in the running community there is lots to see and do for everyone taking part.’’ said RCAF Run Chair Lieutenant-Colonel Heather Collins. “Once again this year there will be the very popular interactive aircraft displays along the flight line, children’s activities, an interesting race village, mascots from local professional sports teams and much more.”

The RCAF Run is for everyone – no matter what their fitness level or ability to actually run, she said. The annual event is a part of the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to fitness and healthy living and anyone who wants to share in that commitment is welcome to hit the tarmac with the airmen and airwomen who, every day, serve and protect Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The runners in timed events will be off first and these aspects of the race are certified by Athletics Canada and accredited by the Manitoba Runner’s Association. The RCAF Run has become an attractive race option for serious runners who like the course and the race organization, said Lieutenant-Colonel Collins.

For families – or indeed anyone – wishing to take part in the 3 kilometre Family Fun Run/Walk this event offers a great fun filled opportunity. Not only can families stroll along the flight line where a selection of aircraft will be parked, they will actually be able to get up close to other planes, take a tour and chat with the men and women who fly them. 

At the end of the run or walk everyone is encouraged to take time to visit the Race Village that features activities for all ages. A light lunch is available to participants and there will be a spirited band concert by Jet Stream from the RCAF Band.

Race day information and registration can be found by checking out the web site at www.rcafrun.ca  Follow the RCAF Run on Twitter: @rcafrun

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