Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 02, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Army to Hold 24-Hour Endurance Race in Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - Media are invited to watch the soldiers of 32 Canadian Brigade Group compete in one of the Army's most grueling endurance contests, Exercise ULTRA NIAGARA on the July 4-5 weekend in and around Niagara Falls.

Teams of soldiers from the Brigade, the Canadian Army formation in Toronto and the Niagara Region, will be competing along a 100-kilometre course - a relay march in full fighting order, carrying up to 25 kilograms on their backs for 24 hours. At the same time, military and civilian ultra-marathon competitors will be running on the same course.

When: The first soldiers step off at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The last marchers will cross the finish line by 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Where: Event headquarters, as well as the start and finish line, are all at Fireman`s Park, 2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls, Ont.

What: Canadian Army soldiers compete in a 24-hour relay march, while military and civilian runners compete in an ultra-marathon on the same course.

Notes to editor / news director:

There is parking available for media outlets at the event headquarters.

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