Fort Bragg will partner with the city of Fayetteville to host the 4th annual All American Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, March 26.
The race will begin at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville and proceed through the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville past the Market House. The route will take runners past Veterans Park, and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, which is the home to the historic Iron Mike Statue.
“Here at Fort Bragg (we) are really excited to be partnering with the City of Fayetteville for the 4th annual All American Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K,” said Kimberly Tompkins, Fort Bragg All American Marathon race director.
“We are anticipating about 5,000 runners and 1,000 volunteers on course. This event gives runners a unique opportunity to run on one of the largest military installations in the world.”
Full marathon runners will complete the final miles of the race by running through Fort Bragg, running past Pope Field, where paratroopers depart for world-wide combat missions. Runners will see first-hand the Soldiers, equipment and places that make Fort Bragg the country’s go-to installation for worldwide military operations.
The Fayetteville Arts Council will provide entertainment for runners along the route.
“This year, the health and fitness expo and packet pick-up location will be moved to Festival Park in beautiful downtown Fayetteville where participants will be able to experience the historical charm of Hay Street,” said Tompkins.
To register, volunteer or for more information on the All American Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, visit www.allamericanmarathon.com or call 907-3616.