Runners Support NGEF at Army Ten Miler
NGAUS Washington Report
(Oct. 23, 2012) Two teams of runners representing the National Guard Educational Foundation competed in the 28th Annual Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C., Sunday.
The teams, consisting of NGAUS members and staff and other supporters of NGEF, competed in the race’s open-mixed division. About 22,000 runners finished the race, which twisted through the streets of the nation’s capital and ended at the Pentagon.
The first team, consisting of Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Maj. Barbara King, Andrew Waldman, Col. Michael Erwin, Capt. Sarah Reich and Sgt. Maj. Scott Mayer took 26th place out of a field of 231 teams.
The second NGEF team of Capt. Charlie Brown, Amelia Meyer, Guillermo Galarza and Laurence Temple placed 139th.
“It was fantastic running my first ATM as a member of the NGEF Team,” said Meyer, the NGEF archivist at the NGAUS headquarters. “The atmosphere at the race was really fun and supportive, and I think running as a member of the team gave me an extra boost.”
The two teams did not just compete for time. Each team member raised money on behalf of NGEF. Those interested in making an additional donation should visit www.ngef.org/ten-miler.
“The day was fantastic,” said Luke Guthrie, the NGAUS director of membership, development and marketing. “We are so honored that our members, staff, supporters and friends joined together to run this prestigious race in support of NGEF.”