All American Marathon

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Ft. Bragg Family & MWR, in conjunction with the City of Fayetteville presents the annual All American Marathon, the Mike to Mike Half Marathon, and the All American 5k.

Race Day: March 25, 2018  |  Registration Is Open

 

Register

Registration Instructions & Rules

 

Register at Active.com

Rules

  • Refund Policy: There are no refunds for race fees, including race cancellation due to weather or catastrophic events.
  • Bib Transfer: We do not allow the transfer of bibs. Any attempts to transfer a bib, or anyone found in possession of a transferred bib will be disqualified and removed from the race.
  • Changing races: Runners may transfer registration to another race. Those transferring registration will be assessed a transfer fee of $15. Cut off date for transfers is to be determined.
  • Registration information: If you need to retrieve your registration information simply follow the link “My Registration”.

For registration questions or concerns, please email us or call +1 (910)907-3616.

 

The Races

All American Marathon

General Info

  • Official race start time is 7 a.m.
  • All runners who complete the race within the 7 hour time limit will receive a finishers medal.
  • The All American Marathon will start in downtown Fayetteville, NC, at Festival Park. Racers will run up Ray Ave. to Hay St., where they will run through the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville, past the Market House. The route will then take runners up past Veterans Parks, and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, which is home to the historic Iron Mike Statue. Runners will continue running up Morganton Rd. through the Historic Haymount District of Fayetteville, traveling rolling hills until reaching the All-American Expy. After running on the All-American Expy. for about 4 miles, racers will enter the Fort Bragg Installation on Gruber Rd. The race course will then lead runners past the home of the 82nd Airborne Division and past Pope Army Airfield. Marathoners will finish their course with scenic views of  FORSCOM Headquarters and past Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike statue, finishing at the Main Post Parade Field.

Awards

  • Top 3 males
  • Top 3 females
  • Top 3 wheel chair athletes
  • Age Groups Awards:
    18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+

Course Maps

Mike to Mike Half Marathon

General Info

  • Official race start time is 7 a.m.
  • All runners who complete the race within the 7 hour time limit will receive a finishers medal.
  • The Mike to Mike Half Marathon will start in downtown Fayetteville, NC, at Festival Park. Racers will run up Ray Ave. to Hay St., where they will run through the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville, past the Market House. The route will then take runners up past Veterans Parks, and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, which is home to the historic Iron Mike Statue. Runners will continue running up Morganton Rd. through the Historic Haymount District of Fayetteville, traveling rolling hills until reaching the All-American Expy.  Runners will  run approximately 2 miles on Fort Bragg, via the All-American Expy., and will exit the All-American Expy. onto Honeycutt Rd. They will proceed to Knox st until Randolph st. and run to finish the race at the Main Post Parade Field, with scenic views of Fort Bragg’s replica Iron Mike Statue.

Awards

  • Top 3 males
  • Top 3 females
  • Top 3 wheel chair athletes
  • Age Groups Awards:
    16-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+

Course Maps

All American 5K

General Info

  • Official race start time is 7:30 a.m.
  • The All American 5K starts and ends on Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and 5k medal.
  • The All American 5k is walker and stroller friendly.
  • Children are allowed to participate as long as they are registered runners in the race.
  • Children in strollers will not be charged, but will not receive a medal or a t-shirt.

Awards

  • Top 3 males
  • Top 3 females
  • Top 3 wheel chair athletes
  • Age Groups Awards:
    9 and under, 10-13, 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+

Course Maps

Virtual Race

The 2018 Virtual All American Marathon and Virtual Mike to Mike Half Marathon is available for anyone who would like to be a part of the race but not able to participate race weekend.

Participants are welcome to run the Virtual All American Full Marathon or the Virtual Mike to Mike Half Marathon anytime and anywhere that is convenient but must finish by March 26, 2018.  These virtual marathons are noncompetitive with no age group or overall awards.

  • Cost: $40.
  • Once registered, runners will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the virtual bib.  Virtual participants may print and wear the bib or keep as a token of your efforts.
  • Virtual participant shirt and medal (for your respective race) will be mailed on March 1, 2018.
  • Post pictures with your shirt and medal after completion of your run on social media using #RunAllAmerican and be sure to tag us!

Please note: This event is not the same as the Shadow Run.

 

Race Weekend

Travel

Quick and easy ways to make the most of your visit to Fort Bragg & Fayetteville, NC.

Of course we have a great website, but we are so much more than that! Be sure to explore these other quick and easy ways to make the most of your visit to Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County…

Explore our Trails

Cultural Heritage Trails
With over 750 miles of themed driving trails, it’s safe to say America’s Hometown is steeped in history. Whether exploring the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens on the All-American Adventure trail, taking in a live theatre production at Cape Fear Regional Theatre on the Patri-Arts & Gardens trail or witnessing a parachute jump at Fort Bragg on the Patriots: Past & Present trail, we have the route for you. Explore our Trail Guide and Trail Videos to find out more.

« Click here to download the Printable Digital Trail Guide

Passport to America's Hometown

The Passport to America’s Hometown is a pocket guide to 12 attractions for visitors/locals to visit in Cumberland County. When you complete a visit at one of the 12 attractions, your passport is stamped by that location. Every stamp is different and unique to each attraction. Passports can be obtained at our three Visitor Center locations, as well as each of the 11 featured attractions.

Featured attractions include: Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, The Arts Council, Averasboro Battlefield, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center, Fascinate-U Children’s Museum. Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, and North Carolina.

Maps, Kiosks and More

  • New Map! A real paper map, hot off the presses, this functional street level map of Greater Fayetteville/Cumberland County is complete with an easy to read legend to help you find your way to all the fun attractions and historic sites in our hometown. Pick it up for just $1 from one of our Visitor Center locations.
  • Hint, Hint… While driving I-95, tune your radio to FAVOR 1680AM for announcements regarding events in the Fort Bragg communities, visitor information, and tips on which exits are perfect for stopping for the night or just to stretch your legs! Broadcasting 7 days a week.
  • Visitor Kiosks Our visitor kiosks can be found at various locations throughout the county. Designed to help out-of-towners make the most of their visit, they are also a great tool for local residents looking to visit places that haven’t explored before.

« For more information on kiosk locations, please visit our website.

Scoutlook

In collaboration with Fort Bragg Family & MWR and The Army's Army, the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce our mobile app SCOUTLOOK. This interactive mobile app is designed to help users navigate and discover all that is great about Fort Bragg & Fort Bragg Communities. Available now as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.

« For more information on our Scoutlook app, please visit our website.

 

Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is located at 245 Person St., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Visit us on the web for more!

Host Hotel

More to come at a later date.

Expo & Packet Pick-up

There will be no race day packet pick-up.

Packet pick-up will take place Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: TBD

Access To Fort Bragg

All registered athletes wearing a race bib on course will be granted access to Fort Bragg during their marathon & half marathon races.

If you’re not a DOD ID card holder & wish to enter Fort Bragg before race day, you must go through the AIE pass process below.

  • Personnel without valid Department of Defense issued identification requesting access to the Fort Bragg Military Reservation to participate in or view the All American Marathon are highly encouraged to apply in advance for an Automated Installation Entry (AIE) pass for the day of the marathon. AIE passes can be obtained at the All American Welcome Center which is open 24/7 and is located at the All American Freeway Access Control Point (ACP).

If you have questions about the AIE process please visit Fort Bragg AIE FAQs or email us!  

Special Event Access On Race Day

On the day of the marathon, those who have not applied for, or received an AIE pass will be directed to the All American ACP, the Randolph ACP (Randolph St. and Bragg Blvd.), the Chicken Rd ACP, and/or the Longstreet Rd ACP. Vehicle and contents may be subject to search. It is highly recommended that plenty of time be allowed as traffic may become congested.

Make sure to:

  • Carry your valid government photo ID such as a drivers license
  • Have the current registration for any vehicle entering Fort Bragg
  • Be prepared for a vehicle inspection before post access is granted at the ACP
Parking & Shuttles

Parking

Ample parking is available in Downtown Fayetteville, and on Fort Bragg. See images below for designated parking areas.

Shuttle Service for Marathon and Half Marathon

General Info
The race starts at one point (Downtown Fayetteville), and ends at a different point (Fort Bragg).

Shuttle Options

  1. Pre-Race Shuttle
    A pre-race shuttle will be available for any runners who wish to park on Fort Bragg and ride to the Start Line. Runners will park on the All American Entrance of Womack Army Medical Center and begin loading buses at 4:45 a.m. Buses will depart WOMACK at 5:15 a.m. sharp.
  2. Post-Race Shuttle
    Ample parking is available in Downtown Fayetteville near the start line & free post race shuttles will be offered back to the start area for runners after the race, leaving every 15 minutes from 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  3. Hotel Shuttle
    If you are staying at our host hotel, Holiday Inn I-95, a shuttle service back to the hotel will be provided leaving every 30 minutes from 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Hydration & Nutrition

Runner hydration is a top priority on race day. The All American Marathon has 23 water stations along the route.  In addition to hydration there are four food stops along the Marathon route and one food stop along the Half Marathon route.

The All American Marathon has 23 water stations along the route. There will be water stations every 1.5 miles for the first 9 miles of the marathon and half marathon courses. From mile marker 10 on, we will provide a water station at every mile to the finish. There will also be an aid station located with every other water station on the race course.

Finish Festival

Come on out and help us cheer on the runners in this year’s All American Marathon!

The Finish Festival is located at the Main Post Parade Field. Come and enjoy some great food and grab a drink! Don’t forget to stop by and check out our sponsors.

Race Results & Photos

Results

2017 All American Marathon

Previous Races:

Photos

2017 All American Marathon

Previous Races:

 

Community

Sponsors

Would you like to become a sponsor?

For information on sponsorship opportunities, email our Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator.

Volunteers

We have many volunteer opportunities! We are looking for large groups, as well as individuals. As we get closer to race day, a link will be provided with a full list of opportunites available, along with the ability to sign up online. Below are just a few of the jobs available.

  • Water Station Attendants – Mix electrolyte product, distribute water, and cheer on runners.
  • Course Marshals – Motivate runners, steer them in the right direction, and maintain the flow of all three races.
  • Post Race Festival – Jobs include food tent attendant, volunteer check-in, information tent attendant, trash detail, and our ‘Jack of all Trades’ floater.
  • Gear Check Attendants – Collect, organize, and distribute bags of gear runners want access to when they finish their race.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free t-shirt
  • Volunteer hours
  • Unique and Rewarding Experience

Minimum Age to Volunteer – 12 years old on race day (Under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

If you would like additional information, please email us or call the Marathon Office at +1 (910)907-3616.

Pacers

What is a pacer? A pacer runs a steady pace and keeps track of that pace while offering encouragement and advice so that individual runners can achieve their goal of finishing the marathon or half marathon at a particular time.

We know that completing a marathon or half marathon is a challenge. Maybe you’re trying to qualify for Boston, set a personal record, just trying to finish or even just trying to beat the course cut off time, we will be offering pacers to help you reach your goal.

You do not need to do anything in advance to follow a pace leader, just look for the pacer holding your desired finish time sign at the start line. Pacers will be available to answer questions and discuss your goals at the Expo & Packet Pick Up.

If you are interested in pacing, please email us.

Ambassadors

We will be introducing our 2018 All American Marathon Ambassadors in the very near future! Please check back with us.

Group Meet-up

The All American Marathon races draw a large crowd of spectator and community members at the finish festival celebration! Your organization or company can earn a complimentary meet up tent at our finish line based on the number of participants you have in our races! Wouldn’t it be great to have a designated area for your group to meet up, celebrate, take pictures and relax? If your organization registers 50 runners (with your specific group code) between the full and half marathons, you will receive a complimentary meet up space, which will include the following:

  • Complimentary 10 x 10 foot space at the Finish Festival, including: tent, table, and chairs
  • Logo on the website

Email us for additional details on how to obtain your group code. Participants must use your group code for them to be counted towards your total.

 

Questions & Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-race:

  • How do I Register?
    All registrations will be completed online. See "Register" above for more information.
  • Where can I find a course map?
    Course maps are located under the section that corresponds to each race. For example, the course map for the Mike to Mike Half Marathon, can be found under the "Mike to Mike Half Marathon" accordion above.
  • Where do I pick up my packet?
    Click on the Expo & Packet Pick-up accordion above for location/date/time.
  • Can you mail me my race packet?
    No, we do not mail race packets. Click on the Expo & Packet Pick-up accordion above for details on when/where you can pick up your packet.
  • Can I have someone else pick up my packet for me?
    Yes, they must bring a copy of your valid Government issued ID to pick up your packet in your name.  If you registered with a military discount please ensure that whoever is picking up for you has a copy of your DOD ID Card.
  • Will there be a Gear Check?
    Yes. Gear check will be located on the main stage of Festival Park for the marathon and half marathon.  Gear will only be accepted if it is in the clear plastic drawstring bag you receive at packet pick-up.  No uncontained liquids or weapons may be checked in bags.  Gear will be available at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the finish line for the half and full marathon.  There will also be a gear check available for our 5k participants on the Main Post Parade Field.
  • What is the refund policy?
    There are no refunds
  • What is the course time limit?
    Marathon is 7 hours and the half marathon is 4 hours
  • Will there be a baggage check?
    Yes
  • Are strollers and baby joggers allowed for the Marathon and Half Marathon?
    No, they are not allowed for the Marathon and Half Marathon.  This is a safety issue and no exceptions will be made.
  • Are strollers allowed during the 5k?
    Yes, strollers are allowed for the 5k only.  We ask that all participants pushing a stroller line up to the back of the start to allow faster runners to safely enter the race course.
  • Are pets allowed?
    No, pets are not allowed for any of the races.
  • Are pace groups available?
    Pace groups are available for the half and full marathon’s only. No other pre-registration is required.
  • I want to volunteer what do I need to do?
    Visit the "Volunteers" accordion above for information.
  • Is there an Age requirement?
    16 for the half marathon & 18 for the full marathon
  • Is this a USATF Event?
    Yes we are USATF sanctioned.
  • Is the All American Marathon an official Boston Qualifier?
    Yes, our course has been certified, which makes the All American Marathon an official Boston Qualifier
  • What is prohibited on the course?
    View the prohibited items list (.pdf)
  • Where can I park?
    Locations on post, as well as shuttle start time can be found by visiting the "Parking & Shuttles" accordion above.

Post-race:

  • What are the post race activities?
    Food Vendors, Children Activity area, live entertainment
  • If I do not stay for the awards ceremony will you ship my award to me?
    Yes, all awards not picked up on race day will be mailed within 30 days after final results are posted.
  • When can I get my results after the race?
    Official results will be posted under the "Race Results & Photos" accordion above.
  • What is the Shuttle Schedule?
    View our "Parking & Shuttles accordion above for information.
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