First KMC Half Marathon on Ramstein was a success

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Two hundred and forty three runners participated in the very first KMC Half Marathon Sept. 12 on Ramstein as excitement and good weather filled the air. Participants from Ramstein, Bamberg, Baumholder and Stuttgart began the marathon at 8 a.m., running a total of 13.1 miles.

Bill Rediske, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center podiatrist, came in first place in the men’s category with 1:20:43. Cathryn Acklin, non-commissioned officer in charge in the 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, came in first place in the women’s category with 1:34:39.

Col. Ramona Dolson, 86th Mission Support Group commander, made the opening remarks, and Col. Don Bacon, 3rd Air Force vice commander, presented the awards.
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(This article was compiled with information from Isaac Melendez,86th Services Squadron fitness and sports director.)