Published: June 13, 2013
The popular U.S. Forces Europe – Army 10-Miler Qualifier Race will be held June 29, at 8 a.m., at Grafenwöhr, Germany.
The event, sponsored by IMCOM-Europe, offers the chance to compete among 30,000 runners in the annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. The top six female soldiers with a time better than 86 minutes and the top six male soldiers with a time better than 68 minutes may qualify for air travel and billeting to the nation’s capital. Qualifying runners will need their commanders' approval to participate.
All U.S. ID cardholders over the age of 18 are permitted to race in the event, though only active-duty soldiers are eligible to advance to the race in Washington.
Pre-registration is available at www.grafenwoehr.armymwr.com. On-site registration will be held from 6-7:30 a.m. at USAG Grafenwöhr Physical Fitness Center, Building 170. Garrisons may compete as a team of four to six runners; teams are required to pre-register.
Free troop billeting is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the USAG Grafenwöhr Recreation Division at DSN 475-9024. For pay billeting, call DSN 475-1700.
Saturday’s events begin with a mandatory runners meeting at 7:45 a.m. at the Physical Fitness Center. An opening ceremony follows five minutes before the 8 a.m. start to the race.
Published: June 6, 2013
Patch baseball standout Jack Smith has committed to play collegiate baseball for New York Institute of Technology. Upon his debut for the Bears, Smith would become the first product of DODDS-Europe’s five-year-old baseball program to play NCAA Division I baseball.
Smith has been a fixture of DODDS-Europe baseball since his standout freshman season at Wiesbaden. His three-year stint at Patch included three straight All-Europe selections, three straight Division I European championship game appearances and divisional titles in 2011 and 2012.