BELL COUNTY, TX — Eight Military Science Cadets and three A&M Central Texas faculty members will head to Washington D.C. to participate in the 35th Army 10-Miler on Oct. 13.
According to Captain Charles Wilson, the group has been rigorously training for the event.
“We obviously focus on their cardio workouts, weight training and mushing that all together. They are obviously going to need that to run 10-miles,” Captain Wilson said.
The primary objective of the trip is to challenge the Cadets with a physically demanding run, as well as a broadening of their foundational experiences.
The Cadets will join 35,000 runners nationally, and internationally, during the race which is designed to garner national exposure and support for the Army.
Captain Bryan Evans says its a mission the university president was happy to approve.
“We appreciate it tremendously, without the president’s support we wouldn’t be able to take the opportunity and do this with our students,” Evans said.
The Army 10-Miler began back in 1985 and the proceeds benefit soldier morale, welfare and recreation programs.