What's a bang from a gun when there’s the boom from an U.S. Army howitzer?
The large piece of military artillery kicked off the inaugural All-American Marathon, Mike to Mike Half Marathon and 5K Sunday morning.
With about 3,000 runners and plenty more cheering them on, the event didn’t seem like Fayetteville’s first marathon.
“As big as our community is, as big as it military wise, it’s a longtime coming,” said runner Georgia Popp. “The support is awesome. The support on the route was awesome.”