With over 35,000 registered runners, 600 running teams and near-perfect weather, the 31st Army Ten-Miler took place Oct. 11 at the Pentagon, the day before the 2015 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The first male runner to cross the finish line, Paul Chelimo, from the All-Army Team, completed the run in 48:19.
Tina Muir, from Lexington, Ky., was the first female finisher across the finish line with a time of 55:20.
The Fort Carson Men’s Team – the Mountain Post Men – fielded the winning Active Duty Men’s team with a team time of 3:30, and the IMCOM-E/USAREUR Women won the Active Duty Women’s category with a time of 4:17.
The Sergeant Major of the Army’s Trophy was won by the First Army/Rock Island Arsenal Sergeants Major Team with a time of 4:53.
The America’s All-Army Team won the International Division with a time of 3:13.
At the Ten-Miler, special recognition was given to the wounded warriors before the race began, to include visits at the start line from the Army chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, the acting under secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning, and the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Daniel Allyn.
Runners came from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., as well as from Canada, Germany, Sweden and other allied nations.
Thousands of spectators along the race course and at the Pentagon were on hand to support runners, family members, friends, or co-workers.
Post-race entertainment was provided by Down Range from The United States Army Band, "Pershing’s Own," and thousands of people enjoyed the HOOAH tent exhibit area.
These talented musicians and singers also performed at the GEICO Pre-Race Pasta Dinner the night before the run.
The Army Ten-Miler awards ceremony was conducted by Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region and the Military District of Washington, and his Command Sergeant Major, Timothy Guden.
Representatives from KBR the Association of the United States Army’s George Washington and Fairfax-Lee Chapters joined Becker and Guden on the stage to present the overall male/female and Commander’s Cup awards.
In support of the Army Ten-Miler, several shadow races were run around the world to include Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait, South Korea, and Jordan.
Immediately after the Ten-Miler race more than 400 youth participated in the non-competitive Army Ten-Miler Youth Runs.
Children K though third grade ran a 100-meter sprint to the finish and kids in grades four through eight participated in a 200-meter competition.
Each youth run participant received a bib, a special T-shirt and a finisher’s medal.
The race’s co-lead sponsors are AUSA, the race’s founding sponsor, and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.
Major sponsors include: PWC, GEICO, Navy Federal Credit Union, AAFMAA, DRS Technologies, General Dynamics and Boeing.
Marathon-photos.com, G&G Outfitters, Clearance Jobs.Com, Bodybuilding.com Purina PetCare, DripDrop Hydration, Thales, and CDWG.com are Supporting Sponsors.
For complete race coverage and results go to: www.armytenmiler.com.