RAUSI (The Royal Alberta United Services Institute)

June 16, 2010 12:47 ET

Mayoralty Candidates Challenged to Run 'Real Race' at Loops for the Troops

Third Annual Loops for the Troops Run/Walk Honours Those Who Dedicate Their Lives to Freedom

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - Calgary mayoral candidate Craig Burrows today challenged his fellow candidates to a five-kilometre race at the Loops for the Troops run/walk June 20 at North Glenmore Park.

"I didn't get a chance to attend the election race's only all-candidates forum, so I would like to challenge all mayoralty candidates to a real race at Loops for the Troops this weekend," says Craig Burrows. "I take great pride in the history and service of our troops who make a difference to the quality of life in Afghanistan and beyond."

Loops for the Troops is an annual run/walk linking the Canadian Forces with the public in recognition of the sacrifices troops have, and continue to make, in the name of freedom.

"Certainly we welcome all of the community members and leaders to participate, and it is great to see the support from our aspiring mayors," says Michael Hornburg, Executive Director, Loops for the Troops.

The run begins at 9 a.m. at North Glenmore Park and participants can register to run or walk the one, five or 10-kilometre routes, or pledge online at www.loopsforthetroops.ca or www.runningroom.com 

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