Army Ten Miler is Family Event

Sgt. 1st Class Ash is congratulated by her two sons and nephew after completing her 5th Army Ten Miler.

Sgt. 1st Class Ash is congratulated by her two sons and nephew after completing her 5th Army Ten Miler.

Running the Army Ten Miler is nothing new for Sergeant First Class Anna Ash, an Army Reserve Career Counselor in High Point, NC. The 2009 event was the 5th race she participated in and 4th consecutive. This year’s race, held annually in Washington D.C., had 21524 participants.

 “I run the ATM for many reasons but mainly it’s for me; to know that I can run ten miles and enjoy it,” she said. “Never thought I’d say that but I love the extra kick of energy when I see the Pentagon and the sense of accomplishment when I cross the finish line.”

She finished the run in 2:28 and was pleased with her performance. Next year, Sgt. First Class Ash hopes to run with a team rather than as an individual. This year, her sons, David and Nathan and nephew, Sam, participated in the Kids Run, making it a family event. The Kids Run is a non-competitive race of 200 meter for children in 4th through 8th grade and a 100 meter race for K-3rd grade.

For more information about the Army Ten Miler, visit their official website: http://www.armytenmiler.com

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