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Navy 10K set for August 18

Runners take off from the starting line on Gottingen Street at the 2018 Navy 10K. This year’s race takes place on Saturday, August 18.

Register now for 34th annual Navy 10K

By Trident Staff

Fitness and Sports has always been hugely important at CFB Halifax, and in 1944, as personnel prepared for the operation that would begin the end of the Second World War, they relied on Navy sporting events and facilities to keep them in shape.

This year, as Canada marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and honours the sacrifice of those who took part, that commitment to fitness still exists, and events like the Navy 10K now offer a way for the civilian and military community to come together to support health, fitness and the Canadian Armed Forces.

This year’s race is set for Saturday, August 18, at 9:30 a.m. and registration options include the regular 5 and 10 kilometre routes through the north end of Halifax, along with 1.25km and 2.5km kids’ runs inside the Stadacona gates. Registration opened in May, and anyone who signs up before June 12 will be entered in an early bird draw for a $500 Via Rail travel voucher. Of course, all race participants will also have a chance to win great prizes on race day itself, and all runners receive a Navy 10K T-shirt, finishing medal, snacks and drinks, and official race time provided by Atlantic Chip Sport Timing.

Registration is only $30 for CAF members and $40 for civilians, with registration for the 1.25K and 2.5K kids runs priced at $20. Registration in person will be available on the morning of the race with an extra $5 fee added, until 7:45 a.m. for the kids and until 9 a.m. for the main race. Online registration will be open until 11 p.m. on August 17.

For runners who can’t be in Halifax on August 18, the popular virtual run option is also back for this year. Participants can register normally online, determine their race route anywhere in the world, and contact to finalize the details.

Stay tuned for more information regarding prizes and the special design of the 2019 finishing medals as race day approaches.