Up & Coming Weekly

March 19, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MARCH 20-26, 2019 UCW 9 e Fayetteville/Fort Bragg sixth annual All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon will be held Sunday, March 24, in downtown Fayetteville. A third race, the All American 5K, starts and finishes on post at the Main Post Parade Field, sharing the finish line with the full and half marathons. All reg- istered participants will receive performance T-shirts and customized finisher medals. Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, an organization that man- ages a network of activities and leisure ser- vices designed to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of the Army com- munity, hosts the events. MWR programs enhance the quality of life for military and family members with youth and recreation programs, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities. A pre-race health and fitness expo will be held at e Metropolitan Room in downtown Fayetteville on Friday, March 22, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Informa- tion packets will be available for pick-up during the fitness exposition. All American Marathon runners will depart Festi- val Park and run up Ray Avenue to Hay Street, where they will run through the heart of the historic down- town area, past the Market House. e route will then take runners past Freedom and Veterans Parks and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, which is home to the historic Iron Mike Statue. Racers will run through the Haymount District of Fayetteville, traveling rolling hills until reaching the All American Expressway. After running along the All American for about 4 miles, participants will enter the Fort Bragg instal- lation via Gruber Road. e race course will then lead runners past the home of the 82nd Airborne Division and past Pope Army Airfield. Marathoners will finish the course with scenic views of Forces Command Headquarters and Fort Bragg's Iron Mike statue, ending at the Main Post Parade Field. ere will be 23 water stations along the route. All registered athletes wearing race bibs on course will be granted access to Fort Bragg during their marathon and half marathon races. Individuals who are not Department of Defense ID card-holders who wish to enter Fort Bragg before race day must go through the Automated In- stallation Pass process. e All American 5K is wheelchair, walker and stroller friendly. Children may participate so long as they are registered runners. Children in strollers do not have to pay a registration fee. e 5K race on post begins at 7:30 a.m. Courtyard by Marriott at 4192 Sycamore Dairy Rd. is the host hotel. It is located 5 miles from the start line and 7 miles from finish line. Rooms cost $89 per night. Pre-race and post-race shuttles will be provided. All runners who complete the races within the seven-hour time limit will receive finishers medals. e All American Marathon and the Mike to Mike Half Marathon begin at 7 a.m. at Festival Park. e 5K race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Main Post Parade Field on Fort Bragg. Register for any of the races at active.com. Fort Bragg hosts All American Marathon by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS Sunday, March 24, get ready for the All American Marathon, Mike to Mike Half Marathon and All American 5K. *Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Subject to credit approval and credit history. Visit BraggMutual.org to learn more. Are Your RATES This Strong? We Have Some of the HIGHEST DEPOSIT RATES AROUND * OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH US TODAY & PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK

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