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Fort Bragg, Fayetteville to partner for inaugural marathon 
 
 
Fort Bragg will partner with the City of Fayetteville to host the inaugural All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon May 4, 2014.

“We could not be more excited to have the opportunity to have thousands of servicemembers and their families run alongside the men and women that they serve, from across the United States, here at Fort Bragg this coming May,” said Col. Jeffrey Sanborn, Fort Bragg garrison commander.

Race planners are hoping for 5,000 runners, for both the full and half marathons, and a marathon-distance relay event for five-person teams.

The race will begin in downtown Fayetteville and proceed through city streets and up the All American Freeway until reaching the gates of the Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces. The Mike to Mike Half Marathon runners will finish the race at the historic Main Post Parade Field.

Full marathon and relay runners will complete the final 16 miles of the course through Fort Bragg, running under gorgeous pecan groves, past Pope Field, where paratroopers depart for worldwide combat missions and through the heart of the famed 82nd Airborne Division’s expansive, modern campus.

“We are thrilled to join Fort Bragg in providing our communities the opportunity to showcase Fayetteville and our military,” said Fayetteville City Manager Ted Voorhees. “This is a world-class community — it deserves a world class sporting event.”

The registration website will go active sometime in early November.

Course maps are available for the All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon.

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