Arnold Services completes second Rock-It Run, looking forward to 2018 event

Local youth participate in the America’s Kids Run, in which ages 5-13 ran a 1-mile course at their own pace. The America’s Kids Run is part of Armed Forces Day activities worldwide at all branches of military bases giving children a noncompetitive outlet to express their love for the sport. In addition to the America’s Kids Run, a 5K and 10K were held, open to people of all ages, and 10 award medals were presented by Col. Rodney Todaro, AEDC Commander, and Ron Stephenson, Services Fitness Center Manager. All runners also received a moisture wicking event t-shirt and a drawstring backpack with various promotional items for participating. (Photos provided)

Local youth participate in the America’s Kids Run, in which ages 5-13 ran a 1-mile course at their own pace. The America’s Kids Run is part of Armed Forces Day activities worldwide at all branches of military bases giving children a noncompetitive outlet to express their love for the sport. In addition to the America’s Kids Run, a 5K and 10K were held, open to people of all ages, and 10 award medals were presented by Col. Rodney Todaro, AEDC Commander, and Ron Stephenson, Services Fitness Center Manager. All runners also received a moisture wicking event t-shirt and a drawstring backpack with various promotional items for participating. (Photos provided)

Local youth participate in the America’s Kids Run, in which ages 5-13 ran a 1-mile course at their own pace. The America’s Kids Run is part of Armed Forces Day activities worldwide at all branches of military bases giving children a noncompetitive outlet to express their love for the sport. In addition to the America’s Kids Run, a 5K and 10K were held, open to people of all ages, and 10 award medals were presented by Col. Rodney Todaro, AEDC Commander, and Ron Stephenson, Services Fitness Center Manager. All runners also received a moisture wicking event t-shirt and a drawstring backpack with various promotional items for participating. (Photos provided)

Local youth participate in the America’s Kids Run, in which ages 5-13 ran a 1-mile course at their own pace. The America’s Kids Run is part of Armed Forces Day activities worldwide at all branches of military bases giving children a noncompetitive outlet to express their love for the sport. In addition to the America’s Kids Run, a 5K and 10K were held, open to people of all ages, and 10 award medals were presented by Col. Rodney Todaro, AEDC Commander, and Ron Stephenson, Services Fitness Center Manager. All runners also received a moisture wicking event t-shirt and a drawstring backpack with various promotional items for participating. (Photos provided)

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- Arnold Air Force Base Services held its second annual Rock-It Run May 20 at Arnold Golf Course.

The event consisted of an America’s Kids Run, a 5K and a 10K, as well as other activities, such as music with a disc jockey and yard games.

The morning started with the America’s Kids Run, where ages 5-13 ran a 1-mile road course at their own pace. All runners received an event t-shirt along with a drawstring backpack with various promotional items regardless of finish time.

The America’s Kids Run is part of Armed Forces Day activities worldwide at all branches of military bases giving children a noncompetitive outlet to express their love for the sport. Families came to support their runners of all ages and were able to enjoy music and yard games before, during, and after the running events.

The 5K and 10K were simultaneous runs on the road course with the 10K runners making two laps. Timing was conducted using bibs with computer chips and runners were able to retrieve their finish time on the spot. Ten award medals were given, presented by Col. Rodney Todaro, AEDC Commander, and Ron Stephenson, Services Fitness Center Manager. These runners also received a special moisture wicking event t-shirt along with a drawstring backpack with various promotional items.

Jerry Montgomery, Rock-It Run race organizer, said, “It was another great event and we appreciate everyone who came out to participate and support the event. We thank our sponsor USAA for their contribution to help make the event possible and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

Below are the medal winners for each category:

Women’s 5K
Age 14-20: Natalie Todaro
Age 30-39: Niki Crawford
Age 40-49: Becky Morris

Men’s 5K
Age 14-20: Chavez Harden
Age 30-39: Phillip Cornelison
Age 40-49: Troy Cherry
Age 50+: Jim Jolliffe

Women’s 10K
Age 30-39: Leslie Warren
Age 50+: Lisa Singer

Men’s 10K
Age 40-49: Joe Singer