Army Ten-Miler at ROB

Participants in the 38th Annual U.S. Army Ten-Miler prepare to start the race at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Oct. 6. Photos courtesy of 838th Transportation Battalion

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 838th Transportation Battalion hosted and ran the 38th Annual Army Ten-Miler on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Oct. 6.

The worldwide event consists of a primary run with thousands of participants in Washington D.C., along with synchronized ten-mile runs at Army installations and commands throughout the globe. This is the second year the 838th organized the run for the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

Runners in the 38th Annual U.S. Army Ten-Miler near the middle of the race at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Oct. 6.

“It’s truly an honor and privilege to be able to do this here in Germany,” said Lt. Col. Jermon Tillman, 838th Trans. Bn. commander. “Last year was the first time our battalion ran this event here and the reception was just phenomenal. This year we had over 200 participants from all over Europe and we could not have been more excited to get out there and run with our teammates this morning.”

While the 838th Trans. Bn. is headquartered at Kleber Kaserne, the run was held at Rhine Ordnance Barracks and included support from both the U.S. Army Garrison, Rheinland-Pfalz team and the local USO.

838th Transportation Battalion Soldiers and Army civilians organized and ran this year’s 38th Annual Army Ten-Miler at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Oct. 6.

This year’s ten-mile run involved both military and civilian participants, on a route through streets and wooded trails. Road guards, medics and other support members ensured the run was conducted safely and the 839th provided water at several stations throughout the course.

The top finishers in the year’s run were CPT Lemar Baliwag, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, who finished in 1 hour and 2 minutes and Ms. Dani Springfels, who completed the ten miles in 1 hour 3 minutes.

Col. Robert L. Kellam, 598th Transportation Brigade commander, congratulates one of the top two finishers in this year’s race, Ms. Dani Springfels, who finished the ten mile race in 1 hour and 3 minutes, at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Oct. 6.