Fort Riley’s 34th annual 10-5-2 Prairie Run will be held July 27, starting at King Field House. 

The event offers runners options of three different courses: a 10-mile, 5-mile or 2-mile race. Discount registration is available through July 9. 

For active-duty soldiers, the 10-mile race acts as a qualifier for Fort Riley’s team that will compete at the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., which is held in October. 

Races of all distances are open to both military and civilian runners. For the two-mile run only, strollers will be permitted on the course. No pets or bicycles will be allowed on the course. 

Registration is available online at, and costs $20 through July 9. After July 9, registration will cost $25. Active-duty soldiers registering for the 10-mile race do not have to pay the registration fee. Runners 17 and under can also register for any of the three races for free. Soldiers in the 10-miler, and all runners with paid registration will receive a race T-shirt. Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for those registered by July 9. 

Runners who don’t register online before July 27 can sign up on race day at King Field House, between 6-6:45 a.m. Races begin at 7 a.m. 

Participants without a Department of Defense identification card can use the Henry Gate (Marshal Army Airfield at exit 301 off Interstate 70) to enter the installation. As visitors approach the gate, they should stay in the far right lane. They will see a guard in a safety vest and can inform the guard of their purpose on base. 

For more information about the event, call 785-239-2573.

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