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Peterson AFB hosts 2014 Armed Forces Community Run

(U.S. Air Force photo) PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Armed Forces Day Community Run begins at 8 a.m. May 10. The annual event is open to all members of the community. For information or to register go to www.21fss.com.

(U.S. Air Force photo)
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Armed Forces Day Community Run begins at 8 a.m. May 10. The annual event is open to all members of the community. For information or to register go to www.21fss.com.

By Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan

21st Space Wing Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson AFB will host the fifth-annual Armed Forces Community Run at 8 a.m. May 10 here.

The event is open to the general public and includes a 5k and 10k run throughout the base. Runners are required to register online, at one of the three locations listed below or on the day of the race. Be sure to bring a form of government issued ID, such as a state driver’s license, U.S. passport or U.S. passport card, to gain access to the installation.

The registration fee is $30 for either race. However, registration on race-day will increase to $35. For the fee, runners will receive a running shirt, water bottle and other fitness related items. Several sponsors will be giving out free gifts and the U.S. Air Force Academy’s band, Blue Steel, will be performing throughout the event. The Wounded Warriors Foundation is also expected to be in attendance to start and run the race with the participants.

The north gate will open at 7 a.m. the morning of the race. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Buildings 1, 2 and 3 and will conclude at 7:50 a.m.

The race is expected to pass by many areas of the base such as the golf course, flight line and neighborhood areas to help give participants a better perspective of the Peterson AFB mission.

Last year’s Armed Forces Community Run drew 175 participants. This year the 21st Force Support Squadron is looking to double that participation number.

“The Armed Forces Community Run gives our community a chance to come together, have fun and stay fit,” said Maj. Tammy Schlichenmaier, 21st Force Support Squadron commander. “The race is open to the general public so our base and the local community can run side-by-side on an exciting course. The event promises to be a great one this year, so I encourage everyone to sign up either online or at one of the locations on or off-base.”

Registration details

Registration may be made in person or online. May 8 is the final day to register online at www.21fss.com. There is a $2.50 processing fee for any online registration.

Race materials, including race number, may be picked up May 5-8 at Runners Roost, Boulder Running Company and the Peterson AFB Fitness Center (for DOD ID card holders only), or they may be picked up the morning of the race at the start area.

• Boulder Running Company, 3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 32 — Pay by cash, check

• Peterson AFB Fitness and Sports Center, 225 W. Ent Ave. — Pay by cash, check, credit card

• Runners Roost, 121 N. Tejon St. — Pay by cash, check

• www.runningguru.com/event/AFCR — Pay by credit card only

For more information about the 2014 Armed Forces Community Run, call 556-2767.

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