By Brian Schlumbohm/Fort Wainwright PAOJune 6, 2013
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Fort Wainwright's Army Ten-Miler qualifier event took place Friday at 6:30 a.m., with 49 participants finishing. The top 14 times from both Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's qualifying races will be used to determine the 10 primary and four alternate team members who will represent U.S. Army Alaska in this year's Army Ten-Miler.
The Army Ten-Miler is held every October in Washington D.C. Since its beginnings in 1985 it has grown to thousands of participants from all over the world.
The 10-mile course starts and ends at the Pentagon and takes runners by many of the country's most recognizable landmarks such as the Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the National Mall, crossing two bridges: the George Mason Memorial Bridge and the Arlington Memorial Bridge.
Now in its 29th year, the Army Ten-Miler should see more than 30,000 registered runners with over 700 teams. USARAK will be among them.