Army 10-Mile Race This Weekend at Anaconda

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LSA ANACONDA, BALAD, Iraq — Service members and civilian employees from around Iraq will participate in an extension of the Army 10-Miler to be run here Sunday.

The Army 10-Miler is the world's largest 10-mile road race.

The 2nd annual Anaconda "leg" of the run is designed to mirror the official race in every way possible.

"Our goal is to get about 2,000 participants," said Maj. Willie Rios, race coordinator for the Anaconda Ten Miler. Last year there were about 1,500 runners.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category and each finisher will receive a commemorative medal.

The Army Ten Miler is an annual race starting from the Pentagon before going through the scenic parts of Washington D.C. and returning to finish at the Pentagon.

The official race is a major part of the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army and attracts some of the world's top runners to the field that is capped at 20,000.