The ANZAC Spirit

The 25th of April marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Being the weekend before ANZAC Day, Run Army is a great way for the community to come together with serving Defence Force members and veterans to say thanks, and acknowledge their service, especially after a busy few years with floods, fires and COVID. The event is importantly about our Army giving runners a special experience. For the lovers of all things military, and families and friends of our soldiers, it is a real treat.

Both 5km and 10km runs start with a blast and as runners leave the starting line, an ARH Tiger attack helicopter swoops in above, and remains low for an aerial show, that takes runners heart rate that little bit higher. Along the way there are armoured vehicles lining the route, the Army Band keeps the vibe upbeat, and the last 100 metres is marked by an M1 Abrams tank, while runners finish under an archway formed by two M777 Artillery guns.