15The Fort Bragg All American Races, featuring a half marathon and a 5K, are returning to an in-person format for 2023.

For the past three years the races were made virtual due to the pandemic and on-going deployments.

This year, participants will be able to come together on March 25 on the installation as both the half marathon and the 5K start and end at the Main Post Parade Field on Fort Bragg. 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.

Post-race activities include entertainment from the 82nd Airborne Division Band, military equipment displays, bounce houses, beer and food trucks.

Formally nicknamed “Mike to Mike,” the half marathon race used to start in downtown Fayetteville at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Iron Mike Statue and end next to the Iron Mike Statue on Fort Bragg. In an effort to bring the community together, the event is open to the public and the route will showcase the beauty and history of the installation.

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 and $35 for civilian. Every registered runner will receive an All American Races participant T-shirt, race bib and a custom race medal.

Competitors have the chance in earning top three male, female and wheelchair athlete awards, as well as age group awards. Participants must be 16 years of age or older for the half marathon and the 5K is open to all ages. The 5K is walker and stroller friendly, but dogs are not allowed.

For more information call 910-396-6991 or 910-643-4600 or visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/programs/all-american-races

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