Navy-Air Force Half Marathon

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon is an annual race hosted by Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR).  This prestigious race began 11 years ago as the Navy 5 Miler and has grown to about 5,000 runners!  The year 2014 will mark the 3rd year for the Half Marathon and the 11th year for the 5 miler.  

Our mission is to foster and support high productivity for our Navy-Air Force audience through mental and physical fitness, personal growth, a sense of community, positive values and Family well-being.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C .  It starts and finishes at the Washington Monument, followed by an awards ceremony.

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History of the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler
The Naval Support Activity Washington, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) started the Navy 5-Miler in 2004 in celebration of the Navy’s Birthday.  The event organization has since transitioned to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) MWR as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative.  The BRAC initiative merged the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation with the Air Force’s Services Division on Anacostia Naval Annex and Bolling Air Force Base, respectively. The mission of JBAB Morale, Welfare and Recreation is to provide quality support and recreational services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical and emotional well being of our active duty personnel and Department of Defense employees.  All proceeds will go to supporting these programs and services that improve the quality of life for the United States active duty military and their families.

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