The Army Marathon was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen on 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!
This exciting event will be held on April 21, 2013 coursing from Killeen to Temple, Texas 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 2013 event and will forever enhance the lives of the veterans and families served by the benefitting 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.
The Army Marathon is a 501c3 charitable organization formed to benefit our active duty and veteran service men and women and their families. The Army Marathon is not associated with the United States Army, and sponsorship of this event does not signify any endorsement by the Army, the Department of Defense, or the government of United States of America.