The Warrior Tours: America's Races Salutes the Troops

7 Bases, 7 Days, 7 Races

Over the course of seven days, (July 7-15, 2009) The America's Races Salutes the Troops will visit seven US military bases in the Middle East to support the troops in the semi-annual Armed Forces Physical Fitness Test (AFPFT).

Over thirty of the top running events in the United States have teamed up with The Warrior Tours and have donated race shirts, medals and other race supplies to be distributed at the events. At each stop the troops will be treated to a world class running event with evening entertainment Catchpenny, professional announcing, and digital tag timing.

Special Guests
- Frank Shorter- 1972 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist
- Sandra Magnus- NASA Astonaut
- Anne Bonney- UnderArmour Senior Manager of RUN
- Catchpenny- 2009 Armed Forces Entertainers of the Year

Tour Hosts
Bart Yasso- Runner's World Magazine's Chief Running Officer
- Robi Powers- America's Voice of Running and founder of The Warrior Tours

Participating Events
Anchorage Running Club's Big Wildlife Runs - Anchorage, AK
San Francisco Marathon - San Francisco, CA
Wine Country Half Marathons - Santa Barbara, CA
Marin County Marathon - Marin County, CA
Denver Marathon - Denver, CO
Steamboat Springs Marathon
- Steamboat Springs, CO
Marine Corps Marathon - Washington, DC
SunTrust National Marathon- Washington, DC
ING Miami Marathon - Miami, FL
131 Ft. Lauderdale - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Melbourne Beaches Marathon
- Melbourne, FL
131 Miami
- Miami, FL
131 Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
ING Georgia Marathon
- Atlanta, GA
Chicago Half Marathon
- Chicago, IL
131 Chicago
- Chicago, IL
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon
- Indianapolis, IN
The Baltimore Running Festival
- Baltimore, MD
The Frederick Running Festival
- Frederick, MD
Twin Cities Marathon
- St. Paul, MN
Bass Pro Shops Fitness Festival - Springfield, MO
MSBlues Marathon - Jackson, MS
Fargo Marathon
- Fargo, ND
Omaha Marathon
- Omaha, NE
Cleveland Marathon - Cleveland, OH
Portland Marathon
- Portland, OR
The Lehigh Valley Half Marathon
- Allentown, PA
Philadelphia Marathon - Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh Marathon - Pittsburgh, PA
Vermont City Marathon - Burlington, VT
Rock'n'Roll Marathons -Various Locations