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2018 USO Ten Miler, 5K & Free Run

Denene Smiley, Bonita Thorpe & Ashley Cato

A huge crowd gathered at Destiny Park just outside Fort Campbell on a recent pleasant Saturday morning to compete in the annual USO Ten Miler, 5K, and Fun Run.

Kari Moore is the Center Director for USO Fort Campbell and USO Nashville.

“This is the 7th year that we have held this type of event,” Moore said. “About four years ago we added the 5K and the Fun Run, and the event has continued to grow. This is the first year we have gone over 1,000 entrants in pre-registration.”

Moore says the 1,000 participants are evenly distributed between the three separate distances, and they represent great diversity in age and ability.

“So, it's our biggest year so far, and that's huge. That 1,000 mark has always been our goal, and it feels great to deliver an event that people want to come back to year after year.”

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