Mogadishu Mile
Saturday, October 05, 2013Time: 8:00 am CDT
Las Colinas, Texas 75039

Choose from a 5K or 1-mile to commemorate the Mogadishu Mile - a route that was run by American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers from a helicopter crash site to an appointed rally point held by the 10th Mountain Division on National Street during the Battle of Mogadishu on October 4, 1933. The Americans involved were part of Task Force Ranger, an attempt to eradicate Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Originallu they were supposed to take cover by running alongside a convoy of Humvees and armored personnel carriers, but when the convoy failed to understand the vehicles were needed for cover, they left them and the soldiers were forved to run without support and with very little ammunition.