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Army Marathon

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The Army Marathon was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen on the anniversary of the "Shot Heard Around The World" - the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that signaled the beginning of the American Revolution and our independence!

This exciting event will be held on April 21, 2013 coursing from Killeen to Temple, Texas in the vicinity of Ft. Hood - the largest active duty armored post in the United States military. Participation in, and support of The Army Marathon will help assure the success of the 2013 event and will forever enhance the lives of the veterans and families served by the benefitting charities.

Our Charitable Mission

The Army Marathon was created to raise funds to support our American heroes: the men and women of the armed services. Contribution decisions are made by The Army Marathon Advisory Council and are based on these principles:

  • Charities selected must support those listed in the mission statement: active duty, veterans, families, and survivors.
  • The focus should be on local charitable activities, although also supporting larger regional or national organizations.
  • Charities selected should represent a range of purposes, including those that support health and well-being, education, job training, transition assistance and employment opportunities.

Race Info


Course Description

The 2013 Army Marathon begins at the Killeen Convention Center at 0630 hrs, on South S.W. Young Dr. in Killeen. The course heads north on S.W. Young Drive through Killeen, home to Fort Hood, the largest military post in the free world.

The closing miles of the route continue on FM 2305 to Hilliard Rd and then north on Hilliard Road to the finish line just south of Highway 36. Hilliard Road is the site of the developing Temple Bioscience Center and home to the Army Marathon Finish Line and Post-Race Festival.

The point-to-point route is generally rolling with a net downhill, with a net elevation loss of 273' or approximately 10.5' per mile. The highest point on the course comes at approximately 1.70 miles into the route, near the intersection of S.W. Young and Zephyr Road. The lowest point on the course comes at approximately mile 16.70 on FM 439 between Sparta Road and the Belton Lake Dam.

There are 19 water stations located throughout the course, approximately every 1.0 - 1.5 miles. Each water stop will feature an electrolyte replacement drink followed by water stops and Scott & White Medical personnel. Each water stop will also offer portable restrooms.

Runners are advised to bring their own energy gels, bars or food if they require them, there is not a gel station on the course.


The 5klicks race will start and finish at the marathon finish line in Temple. Please see the map for details. The 5klicks start time will be 0730 hours.

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