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April 14 - 28, 2024

US ARMY RESERVE 116TH BIRTHDAY VIRTUAL RUN

Organized by United States Army Reserve Command

About this event

The Army Reserve Birthday Virtual Ten-Miler is a virtual run to commemorate the 116th birthday of the United States Army Reserve (USAR). Runners will run a ten-mile, ten-kilometer, or five-kilometer course of their choosing any time between 0001 EDT on Sunday 14 April 2024 and 2359 EDT on Sunday, 28 April 2024. The purpose of this run, in addition to commemoration of the USAR’s 116th birthday, is to build esprit de corps across the component, regardless of geographical location.

Event details and schedule

SUBJECT: Army Reserve 116thBirthday Virtual 5K, 10K, and 10-Miler

 

 

1. Purpose: The purpose of this MOI is to outline instructions for the Army Reserve 116th Birthday virtual ten-mile, ten-kilometer, or five-kilometer race.

 

2. Facts: The Army Reserve Birthday Virtual Ten-Miler is a virtual run to commemorate the 116th birthday of the United States Army Reserve (USAR). Runners will run a ten-mile, ten-kilometer, or five-kilometer course of their choosing any time between 0001 EDT on Sunday 14 April 2024 and 2359 EDT on Sunday, 28 April 2024. The purpose of this run, in addition to commemoration of the USAR’s 116th birthday, is to build esprit de corps across the component, regardless of geographical location.

 

3. Registration: Registration for the race will open 15 January 2024 and close on 31 March 2023. Participants can register individually or as a member of a three-member team. Participants will run the race on a ten-mile, ten-kilometer, or five-kilometer course in an area of their choosing. Participants may run or walk the course. Leave and/or pass is not needed to take part in the race. Participants conduct the virtual race on their personal time or during normal Physical Readiness Training hours. Multi-component participation, Army Reserve family members, and Army Reserve civilian staff are encouraged to participate.

 

4. Participants will register and choose their race at https://www.active.com/running/distance-running-virtual-events/us-army-reserve-116th-birthday-virtual-run-2024. Any registration costs are the responsibility of the participant. No government funds are authorized for the running of this race. Participants can only run one of the races for recognition. Following completion of the run, participants will log in to the same site, annotate their time, and upload their screenshot/picture to substantiate their time. Participants will have until 1 May 2024 to input their times and upload their picture/screenshot.

 

5. Participants will have the option to buy a race shirt, medal, and race bib through the Army Reserve Birthday 10-Miler store at https://tthi.chipply.com/USAR10-Miler/.  Payments will be processed through the vendor of the items. Participants will pay this using their own personal funds. No government funds are authorized for the purchase of race paraphernalia. The following are racing packet options:

 

a. The Ultimate Race Package includes either a male or female Sport-Tek® Long Sleeve shirt, either a male or female Accelerate® running short, the 116th Army Reserve Birthday finisher coin, and the 116th Army Reserve Birthday race bib.

 

b. The Full Race Package includes either a male or female Sport-Tek® Long Sleeve shirt, the 116th Army Reserve Birthday finisher coin, and the 116th Army Reserve Birthday race bib.

 

c. The Basic Race Package includes the 116th Army Reserve Birthday finisher coin and the 116th Army Reserve Birthday race bib.

 

d. There is also an option to just purchase the 116th Army Reserve Birthday race bib.

 

6. Runners MUST:

 

a. Run the race at an outdoor location. Treadmills are not permitted.

 

b. Track their run using a GPS-enabled run tracker or a GPS-enabled watch to track their miles and time. Practice proper OPSEC procedures when using GPS to track and upload their runs; runners will not upload GPS tracks, for example, at any location where such tracking is prohibited.

 

c. Run the ten-mile, ten-kilometer, or five-kilometer course in one run. Breaking the run up (ex. two separate five kilometer runs to run ten kilometers) is not permitted.

 

d. Take a picture or capture a screenshot from their tracking device or phone with the date, mileage, and time. Word documents, excel spreadsheets, or edited photos are not acceptable.

 

      e. Upload the screenshot to the active.com race site for tabulation of results NLT 1 MAY 2024.

 

7. Achievements:

 

      a. United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) POCs will be responsible for tallying and certifying the final scores and achievements.

 

b. Army Reserve Birthday 10-Miler: Soldiers will compete overall and within their age and gender groups. Age groups will be 17-29, 30-39, 40- 49 and 50+. Each participant who takes part and completes the run will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the USARC command team (CG, CSM, and CCWO). The top three males and females in each age group will receive a medallion and Certificate of Placement signed by the USARC command team.

 

c. Army Reserve Birthday 5K and 10K: Soldiers will complete overall within their genders. Age group is open for this event. Each participant who takes part and completes the run will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the USARC command team (CG, CSM, and CCWO). The top 3 males and the top 3 females will receive a medallion and Certificate of Placement signed by the command team.

 

8. Point of contact for this memorandum is USARC CSM team at usar-csm@army.mil.

 

When

April 14 - 28, 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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