Welcome All Runners:
We invite you to participate in the 2019 Soldier Marathon, the Soldier Half Marathon or the Soldier 5k Race. This will be our 10th year of running the Soldier Marathon races. Our Planning Team appreciates your hard work in training and preparing for a long distance race. We are also runners and like to say the Soldier Marathon races are planned by runners for runners. We plan the Soldier Marathon races to give runners a great experience and to salute our soldiers.
This is also the 10th year of the National Infantry Museum. We invite all runners and guests while at the race to take a few minutes on the grounds of the National Infantry Museum to tour the Viet Nam Wall Memorial and the Global War on Terrorism Memorial as well as the Galleries inside the Museum. These memorials give us a deeper perspective and appreciation for our soldiers.
Columbus was very fortunate to be selected as the home of Fort Benning in 1918. Over the past 100 years every soldier in our nation has come to Fort Benning at some point in their service to receive training. We are very, very grateful for the sacrifices made by all the soldiers to preserve our precious freedoms, which we all know are not “free.” Freedom comes with a price, and too often it’s a very heavy price.
We could not plan and conduct the Soldier Marathon races without the support of our sponsors, our many volunteers, and the support of the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Columbus, Phenix City, and we thank you all.
We are proud to have donated $300,000 to local military organizations since the inception of the Soldier Marathon races in 2010. Those organizations are the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning’s MWR, Team Red White and Blue, and the House of Heroes.
We wish to thank all those who have made the Soldier Marathon races so successful.