Paralympic athlete Jason Dunkerley, who won a silver medal in the T11 5000m and a bronze medal in the T11 1500m events at the Games this summer in London will be running the 5K at the Canada Army Run this Sunday.
Instead of aiming to break a record or achieve a new personal best, Dunkerley, along with his guide Matt Stacey, are running with Canada’s ill and injured soldiers and other athletes with disabilities in support of Soldier On.
According to a news release from the Canada Army Run, 115 people will be participating in the injured/ill/disabled events, including 19 in the new visually impaired category and 35 in the new half marathon hand cycle category. They will start 15 minutes ahead of the mass start for each event.
Sunday marks the 5th anniversary of the Canada Army Run, with participation swelling from 7,000 in 2008 to over 18,000 in 2012. All funds raised will benefit Soldier On and the Military Families Fund.
If you are one of the over 18,000 people participating, don’t forget to stop by the iRun booth at the expo!