The Army Marathon was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen and was first run on April 21, 2013, the anniversary of the “Shot Heard Around The World” — the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that signaled the beginning of the American Revolution and our independence!
The Army Marathon II will be held on March 2, 2014 and will feature the beautiful Central Texas hill country from the start line in Killeen to the grand finish in Temple, Texas - all in the vicinity of Ft. Hood - the largest active duty armored post in the United States military. Participation in, and support of The Army Marathon will help assure the success of the 2014 event and will forever enhance the lives of the veterans and families served by the benefiting charities.
Our Charitable Mission
The Army Marathon was created to raise funds to support our American heroes: the men and women of the armed services. Contribution decisions are made by The Army Marathon Advisory Council and are based on these principles:
- Charities selected must support those listed in the mission statement: active duty, veterans, families, and survivors.
- The focus should be on local charitable activities, although also supporting larger regional or national organizations.
- Charities selected should represent a range of purposes, including those that support health and well-being, education, job training, transition assistance and employment opportunities.