Yesterday C and I participated in the 7th annual Loops for the Troops at CFB Edmonton.
This race was established to commemorate fallen soldier (Cpl Bryce Keller M.M.V), and is dedicated to all Canadian Soldiers, their families, and to those Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
This is an extremely well organized event, and includes a half marathon, 10k run (this is what we ran), 5k walk/run, and a military mile for families and kids.
As predicted, it was a beautiful day. The 10k started at 9:00 am and it was already around 20C when we started. We did a fun group warm-up to music and then we were off!
The 10k was a nice, flat run on paved surfaces around the base. Most of the run was out in the sunshine, but there was a really nice section where we ran through the trails in the trees around the 6th to 7th kilometres.
Upon finishing we received a challenge coin, which was a really special way to commemorate this event.
After the race breakfast was served from a mobile mess station (pancakes and sausage) and they had fresh fruit, juice and coffee inside. Where they also had some tanks 🙂
This was a great event. It’s clear that the organizers are dedicated to the cause and put a lot of attention into the details and ensuring the participants have a good time. This was my first time running this race, but I’ll be back next year.