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Run Army is an Australian Army initiative to promote running, health and wellbeing to its members.

Run Army acknowledges the commitment of our soldiers who are developing their mental and physical resilience, or returning from injury and illness.

Positioned as a key new event in Brisbane’s Anzac weekend, and partnering with Legacy Brisbane, Run Army also acknowledges the service of survivors of our wars, and the fallen.

Run Army is an exciting new initiative to encourage people from all backgrounds to run. It is an important annual event that promotes resilience, health and wellbeing, not just among the Army, but across the community.

Run Army is like no other event. What other community run starts with the blast of a 105mm Howitzer gun?! Runners and walkers will then travel past an array of the latest and greatest military armoured vehicles and hardware. There will be helicopter fly pasts, Army aerial drones overhead, and the Army’s inflatable boats on the Brisbane River. Brisbane will be draped in camouflage to support Legacy and raise vital funds for veterans’ families. Run Army acknowledges the commitment of our soldiers who are developing their mental and physical resilience, or returning from injury and illness.

The event’s timing, the day before ANZAC Day, highlights one of the most important weekends of the year, when the Army, and all Australians, pause to remember the selfless sacrifice of so many to preserve today’s way of life. The Australian Army has deep ties with the Brisbane community, and Run Army is a chance to strengthen those bonds over the Anzac Day weekend.

Legacy Brisbane are the beneficiaries of funds raised from Run Army’s actual event and funds raised from the virtual event will go to Legacy Clubs.

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