Fort Hood holds Army 10-Miler Shadow Run as part of Operation Phantom Warrior Salute

Posted at 12:02 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:25-04

III Corps is hosting a 15-day Phantom Warrior Salute to celebrate their 100 years. 

The second event of the Salute was the Army 10-Miler Shadow Run. 

The main Army 10-Miler is held in Washington D.C. every year, and people from all over the country travel to compete in it. 

But, for those who cannot make it, the Army MWR holds Shadow Runs on the same day for active duty soldiers, veterans and civilians to participate in all across the world. 

"There's a lot of people that don't want to accept the challenge or push themselves to try new things that they haven't done," Thomas Fleming who served in the Army for 11 years said. "It's not like you have to run the whole thing. It's just get out there and do it. And just seeing the other people, the other soldiers and veterans out here."

Sunday morning, over 150 runners of all ages competed out on Fort Hood, specifically BLORA, supporting each other and our country. 

"We have to give thanks for those individuals, soldiers in particular, that have come before us, sacrificed their lives and overall, just provided what we are able to do today. And then lastly, with us being part of the ROTC program, especially in her case, she is a future leader in the United States Army. She's getting ready to be an officer. So, why not come out and participate in something that funds her," Charles Wilson, a UMHB ROTC member said about fellow ROTC member Caroline Vining.

Vining won Sunday's 10-Miler Shadow Run for the women. She will become an officer in the Army come 2019 and will serve as an Army nurse. 

And for the men, the winner was Daniel Choi. He served in the Army for four years before getting out in May, and now he's on the UMHB Cross Country team.

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