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In-person All American races return to Fort Bragg


The All American half marathon and 5K races will be held in person  this year after three years of virtual runs, Fort Bragg officials say.

This year's races will be run Saturday. The start time for the half marathon is 7 a.m., followed by the 5k start at 7:30 a.m. Half marathoners will have four hours to complete the race.  

The in-person races were made virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing deployments. This year, participants will be able to come together once again on the installation as both the half marathon and the 5K start and end at the Main Post Parade Field on post.

After the race, activities will include entertainment by the 82nd Airborne Division Band, military equipment displays, bounce houses, beer and food trucks.

Formerly nicknamed “Mike to Mike,” the half marathon race used to start in downtown Fayetteville at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum's Iron Mike Statue and end next to the Iron Mike Statue on Fort Bragg.

The runs and other activities are  open to the public, and the route will showcase the beauty and history of Fort Bragg, officials said.

Registration is available online at https://bragg.armymwr.com/programs/all-american-races.
Military half marathon pricing is $75 and $85 for civilian participants. Pricing for the 5k is $30 for military personnel and $35 for civilians. Every registered runner will receive an All American Races T-shirt, race bib and race medal.

Competitors have the chance to earn Top 3 male, female, and wheelchair athlete awards, as well as age group awards. Participants must be 16 or older for the half marathon, and the 5k is open to all ages. The 5k is walker- and stroller-friendly. Dogs will not be not allowed.

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