Early Risers: Resiliency Run celebrates Meade’s 100th birthday

Soldiers take off in Fort Meade’s 100th Anniversary and Resiliency Run on Friday. The 3.5-mile course began at McGlachlin Parade Field. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

Early Friday morning, approximately, 2,000 service members from 16 military units on Fort Meade kicked off their day with a 3.5-mile Resiliency Run.

An estimated 2,000 service members take off before dawn on Friday to run the 3.5-mile course that started at McGlachlin Parade Field. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

Garrison Commander Col. Tom Rickard led the run.

The Resiliency Run takes place every year, but what makes this run special is that it marks Fort Meade’s centennial.

The 100th Anniversary and Resiliency Run is one of many anniversary events scheduled for the year.

“The intent was to conduct an inclusive, all-service event to promote resiliency, and to recognize the 100th anniversary

of Fort Meade and our nation’s entry into World War I,” said Linda Winkels of the Directorate of Plans, Tranining, Mobilization and Security.

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