Army community invited to join legendary race around Wheeler

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Michael Kim
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Sports Office

Courtesy of FMWR MarketingWHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Runners will take to the streets as the U.S. Army in Hawaii hosts the annual 10 Mile Race Around Wheeler, here, June 12. 

All adults with base access are eligible to particpate, including retired military, other military service members working or residing on an Army installation, and civilians working on any Army installation in Hawaii. 

Active duty Soldiers participating in this year’s race will have the opportunity to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, Oct. 24. 

Soldiers with the fastest race time will be considered to represent Team Army Hawaii for the Ten-Miler. 

Interested Soldiers must submit their commander’s authorization to be considered for the team. 

Team Army Hawaii has had great success these past few years in Washington. In 2009, the team took first place. In 2008, it placed 16th out of 38 active duty teams who competed in the elite category.

Last year, Shawn Dodge finished the 10 Mile Race Around Wheeler first out of 130 finishers,  with a time of 58:10.1  

Valeria Aquino took home the award for the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 1:10:56.4.

Individuals interested in training for the 10 Mile Race and maybe continuing on to the Ten-Miler should be self starters as participants train on their own. 

The local course will have runners experiencing hills and flat roads as they loop twice around Wheeler Army Airfield.

Registration forms are available at, and must be returned to, the Schofield Barracks Health and Fitness Center or the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center. 

No registration forms will be accepted after 4 p.m., June 7. No extensions, late registrations or refunds will be offered. 

Awards will be given to first, second and third place finishers in the open divisions for both males and females. 

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