Race is on: Runners qualify for two Army Ten-Miler teams

Service members take off on Friday morning in the 10K race to qualify for to be a part of the Army Ten-Miler team. The annual Army Ten-Miler will be held Oct. 8 in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bryan Spann)

Team rosters for Fort Meade’s Army Ten-Miler team are set.

On Friday, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation conducted a a 10K race to qualify for the team that will represent the installation at this year’s race in October.

Fort Meade is fielding two teams, one men’s and one mixed.

The men’s team includes Lt. Col. Johannes Moore, Maj. Raushan Salaam, Capt. Pete Doblar, Capt. Paul Kunnas, Senior Airman Zach Cooper and Airman 1st Class Gordon Bulger.

The Air Force has a strong presence on the mixed team as well. Tech Sgts. Nadia Fisher and Tiana Unterberger, as well as Senior Airman Jonathan Cleghorn, join Lt. Col. John Ratliff, Capt. Emma Schiller, 1st Lt. Leyla Kosakowski and Spc. Sarah Jennings on the mixed squad.

The annual Army Ten-Miler, hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is held every October in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C.

This year’s event is Oct. 8. It is the second largest 10-mile race in the U.S., after Philadelphia’s Broad Street Run.

More than 30,000 service members and civilians are expected to compete in 18 divisions. The main divisions include active-duty men, active-duty women and active-duty mixed.

Other divisions include competitions for specific ranks, the Reserves, the National Guard, wounded warriors and one for all-comers.

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