Running to honor those who serve

Runners participate in Fort Meade's Run to Honor 5K/10K Run, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Photo by Steve Ruark)
1st Lt. Leyla Kosakowski of the Public Health Command-Atlantic runs to a first-place overall finish for women. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

This year’s Run to Honor 5K/10K-and 1-Mile Walk drew 200 participants to Murphy Field House.

The annual event was held Saturday on Armed Forces Day, which is designated to honor those who serve in uniform during war and peace.

Armed Forces Day is part of Armed Forces Week, which begins the second Saturday of May.

The 5K is a distance of 3.1 miles, and the 10K is a distance of 6.2 miles.

“It was a good run,” said Beth Downs, sports specialist for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

The Run to Honor is part of the Fort Meade Run Series. The next event is the Army Birthday Run on June 10 at the Pavilion.

Run to Honor 5K results

Best overall male: Salaam Bukhari, 17:56.6

Best overall female: Danielle Thunderhawk, 19:56.5

Second-best male: Kris Buchanan, 19:26.0

Second-best female: Ruth Franks, 23:12.0

Third-best male: Dayan McDonald, 24:17.7

Third-best female: Paula Davidson, 24:57.5

Salaam Bukhari, 17, a Meade High School senior, runs to a first-place male finish in the 5K segment at a time of 17:15.6. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

Run to Honor 10K results

Best overall male: Michael Mallon, 43:36.2

Best overall female: Leyla Kosawoski, 45:29.9

Second-best male: William Jakola, 47:11.7

Second-best female: Alyssa Syring, 47:36.2

Third-best male: Dan Syring, 47:34.4

Third-best female: Emma Schiller, 49:35.0

Garrison Commander Col. Tom Rickard (left) shakes hands with Capt. Michael Mallon of the 170th Cyber Protection Team after Mallon placed first for men in the 10K segment of the Run to Honor 5K/10K Run and 1-Mile Walk. (Photo by Steve Ruark)
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