Service members participate in the BolderBOULDER all over the world

BOULDER, Colo. - Members of the military were involved with the BolderBOULDER festivities in Boulder, but thousands of others took part by running at bases around the world.

Part of the Memorial Day tradition of the BolderBOULDER is the organizing of satellite versions of the 10-kilometer race. This year, 27,000 troops ran along eight different courses.

The Department of Defense shared video by Senior Airman Christopher Gere, showing the edition of the run that took place at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. That installation is the station for the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing.

7NEWS was also sent photos of sailors from the USS Michael Murphy running their 10K in Hawaii. Those photographs were taken by Petty Officer Ryan H. Harris.

The military runners were sent official race bibs and paraphernalia by race volunteers.

Stateside, a Memorial Day ceremony followed after the last runners crossed the finish line in Folsom Field. It involved a swearing in ceremony for new members of various branches and a flyover by antique military airplanes.

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