Sunday October 9, 2011 marked the Army’s 27th annual 10 Mile Race. This year’s events were sponsored by KBR and AUSA and it was an event to be remembered. In just 35 hours the event was sold out to a total of 30,000 competitors, enthusiast’s, and families. The Golden Knight’s were invited back to start the race with an early morning jump of 7:15a.m. over our nations capital and the pentagon for a wonderful free fall background.
The race it self began in 1985 with a mission to promote the Army, build espirit de corps, support fitness goals and enhance community relations. This years proceeds will be going to the Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families.
Just after landing from over 5,000 feet off the ground 3 members of Gold Team; SPC Jesse Stahler, SGT Tom Pryjda and SSG Tom Melton quickly changed from their jump uniforms into their race clothes. All 3 of them ran the entire race with smiles on their face at the finish line. Congratulations to them and the 30,000 contestants of this year’s race!