World-famous Budweiser Clydesdales returning to lead Military Bowl Parade in Annapolis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will once again headline the Military Bowl Parade. The parade will take place on the morning of this year’s Military Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 27.

This year’s Military Bowl gameday activities kick off at 8:15 a.m. with the first-ever Military Bowl 5K. Runners will start at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and follow a course that travels to downtown Annapolis and back.

As the race finishes, the Military Bowl Parade will step off from City Dock at 9 a.m., making its way to the stadium. Also at 9 a.m., the Military Bowl Tailgate will start in the Blue Lot on the west side of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

“We are thrilled and honored to have the Clydesdales coming back to Annapolis to participate in the parade,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “With the race, the parade and the tailgate, gameday will be more exciting than ever for fans. We are appreciative of everyone’s efforts, especially those at Katcef Brothers, Inc., the local Anheuser Busch Wholesaler, and the city of Annapolis for helping organize these terrific events for this year’s game.”

In addition to the Budweiser Clydesdales, the parade will feature bands, cheerleaders, mascots, color guards and other performers, as well as several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, which is given for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Admission to the parade is free.

Groups interested in participating in the parade can register at or contact Military Bowl Director of External Relations Josh Barr at for more information. Sponsorship opportunities for the parade are available; please contact Military Bowl Director of Development & Sponsorships Bob Treseler at for more information.

Runners interested in registering for the Military Bowl 5K can do so at

The 2014 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off at 1 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets and parking by visiting or by calling 888-841-2787.


About the Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman

The seventh annual Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman kicks off on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee and Events DC since its inception in 2008, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. For more information, please visit

About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.