SAN ANTONIO (October 6, 2015) -- Participants in the 31st anniversary running in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C ., or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."
The Army-Ten Miler weekend begins October 9, with an expo at the D.C. Armory, which continues October 10. The expo will feature an IMCOM and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation display (booth 537) where race participants can fill out a "Run to Honor" template, pose for a photo and sign a memorial quilt in honor of a fallen service member or surviving military Family member.
The October 11 race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, where the runners will be surrounded by a sea of "Hooah!" tents from Army garrisons worldwide.
Army Survivor Outreach Services, a part of the IMCOM and Family and MWR directorate, urges runners, friends and family members to download a "Run to Honor" template and post photos from the race weekend on their social media accounts using the #RuntoHonor and #SymbolsOfHonor hash tags.
The Run to Honor campaign is a part of an IMCOM initiative to increase awareness of surviving military Families and the meaning behind the symbols of honor they wear.