Central Texas Race on the Same Day Honors 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

The Army Marathon has announced its second-annual shadow run called the “Tip Of The Spear Run” for U.S. soldiers, which will take place on March 1 in Kuwait. More than 150 soldiers, including many from Texas, will run in the marathon and half-marathon.

“Many of the Fort Hood soldiers who ran in The Army Marathon in Central Texas last year have since been deployed to Kuwait,” Ed Bandas, president of The Army Marathon, said. “We want to give them a chance to not only run the race again, but to share their positive experience with their units and other soldiers who are stationed with them.”

The Army Marathon’s first shadow run took place last year in Kandahar, Afghanistan with 14 runners. Since then, the marathon and half-marathon have grown exponentially.

The Army Marathon will host its third-annual marathon, half-marathon, and 5K races in Bell County, Texas on March 1, with about 2,000 runners expected. Honorees will include Vietnam veterans who fought in direct combat, were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.

Runners who would like to register for the Texas races can visit www.TheArmyMarathon.com. Participants must be at least 13 years of age to run in the 5K, 16 to run in the half-marathon, and 18 to run in the full marathon. Registration for each race is open until February 28.

About The Army Marathon:
The Army Marathon is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to benefit our active duty and veteran service men and women and their families. The Army Marathon is not associated with the United States Army, and sponsorship of this event does not signify any endorsement by the Army, the Department of Defense, or the government of United States of America. More information about The Army Marathon can be found at www.TheArmyMarathon.com.



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