WASHINGTON (June 26, 2014) -- Health and team building was the theme of the Responders Race to Wellness run hosted by the United States Army Air Operations Group at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

U.S. Army Military District of Washington staff joined AAOG for the race. Participants had an option of a 4.5k run or a 2.5k walk. The route started and finished at AAOG headquarters and took the participants around the historic base.

"I came into the gym this morning and the fitness lady mentioned this wellness run," said Maj. Michael D. Jaques, MDW Wounded Warrior Chaplain. "AAOG is a great organization. I am looking forward to the race."

The run was part of AAOG's ongoing effort to promote wellness, fitness as well as team building. The USO, State Department Federal Credit Union and the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall MWR office helped to support the event.

"We are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle. This race builds into the ready and resilient campaign," said Sgt. 1st Class Olasupo A. Goyea, Equal Opportunity advisor for AAOG. "Resilience is made easier by having a healthy lifestyle."

Following the run there was an awards presentation to the top running male and female finishers as well as prizes for the top two walkers. During the presentations participants were treated to a healthy breakfast which included bananas and breakfast bars.