Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler annual tradition to blast off next year

BERVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A new annual tradition celebrating the birth of the United States Space Force will blast off next year.

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The Space Force this week announced that the inaugural T-Minus 10-Miler will lift off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Dec. 10, 2022.

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We have lift-off! We are excited to announce the Inaugural United States Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will be held on...

Posted by Run Space Force on Monday, December 20, 2021

The 10-mile race will be an annual birthday celebration and take place surrounded by launch history at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

“Cape Canaveral is quite literally where space launch started for the United States,” Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy, Space Launch Delta 45 Commander, said in a news release. “We look forward to thousands of runners enjoying stepping through history, as they ponder the past, future, and get lost in space as we do.”

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Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Patrick Space Force Base were the first locations re-designated as Space Force installations on Dec. 9, 2020.

“Traditions such as this are important touchpoints as we continue to cultivate and build a unique service culture that reflects the proud heritage of space. As we celebrate the past, in true birthday fashion, we also look to the future – a future defined by Guardians and the space capabilities they deliver every day for our nation,” Director of Staff of the U.S. Space Force, Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno said in a news release.

Tickets for the race go on sale May 4.

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