Bundle Up for the Army Marathon Sunday Morning
Sunday morning will start out as (what some would call) slightly-more-than-chilly as the 3rd Army Marathon will make its way from Killeen to the finish line in Temple.
If you're running in the Army Marathon, bundling up in layers is obviously the way to go. It's good to remember to bundle up along the route if you're planning on cheering on the field of runners. It's even more important to remember to avoid the area along FM 439 between Killeen & Belton if you don't want to deal with delays and closures.
Temperatures will start out in the mid-30s with the possibility for a cold rain, but compared to the (somewhat) surprising timing of a cold front moving through Central Texas at the start of 2014's Army Marathon should have runners in relative comfort in comparison. Compared to some of the summer runs that have the starting line temps in the low 90s, this is a little slice of heaven.
Money raised in this year's marathon, presented by K 101-7 and others, benefits Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Military Child Education Coalition, Team RWB, Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, Texas Police Chiefs Association, America's Fund and Wish For Our Heroes.
Several Townsquare Media radio stations will be participating in the Army Marathon with the help of great sponsors like Buddy's Home Furnishings, AAA Strate Vape, Schlotzsky's, Papa John's, Custom Signs in Belton, Carlson Law Firm, Deadfish Grill, Custom Tees in Belton and Subway.
The Army Marathon will once again begin in the shadows of Ft. Hood, travel up FM 439 through Killeen, Nolanville and Belton before finishing in Temple. The 1/2 marathon will begin and end at the finish line on Hilliard Road in Temple, just south of Airport Road.
Both the full and 1/2 marathons will begin at 7am from their respective locations. For the full marathon, runners are reminded that WS Young will be closed beginning at 6am. That makes getting to the Killeen Civic and Convention Center for the shuttle problematic. Runners for the 1/2 marathon and the 5K will park in the area near Pepper Creek Trail.