The Iowa National Guard Trench Run 10K will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14. Before the race begins, cannon fire will occur around 7:30 a.m. There will also be "gunfire" (blank fire) and helicopters flying over Camp Dodge throughout the race. The race is expected to last around two hours.
The No Man’s Land Trench Run is named for the dangerous areas between the front lines during WWI and the pivotal role Camp Dodge played in that war. From 1917-1918, Camp Dodge served as a major U.S. Army training base for Soldiers destined for combat duty, with more than 118,000 Soldiers trained at Camp Dodge before deploying to France for combat operations. More than 114,000 Iowans served in the U.S. armed forces during WWI, including 3,576 Iowans who died during the war from battle wounds, injuries and illness.
For more information about the run, visit https://www.iowanationalguard.com/?page_id=1244.