The Army Ten-Miler (ATM), one of the national capital area’s landmark race events, is gearing up for this year’s 27th annual run on October 9th. ATM officials announced changes to the registration date and procedures for entries for the 2011 ATM race. This year a priority registration for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in at least seven ATM races has been initially offered from May 1 beginning at 12:01 am.

 

Approximately one-third of the total 30,000 race entries -- the race’s runner cap -- will be reserved for this new priority registration program. The remaining two-thirds of the race entries will be available to the general public, on a first-come-first-serve basis, beginning May 15 at 12:01 am.

 

Military service members must use a “.mil” email address to register.

A searchable database will be posted for ATM runners to look up their name and see if they qualify for priority registration.

 

"This is the Army's race and we wanted to improve registration opportunities for U.S. service members and loyal Army Ten-Miler runners," remarked Jim Vandak, race director. “Since last year's race sold out in a record 36 hours, we anticipate the 30,000 runner field to fill quickly and strongly urge runners to register early,” added Vandak.

 

For those who miss registration in May, the Army Ten-Miler transfer program will open on June 1. Last year more than 2,500 runners were able to enter the race through the transfer programme. Race officials also confirmed that they will conduct a July lottery again for U.S. service members and that the lottery has been increased this year to 1,000 entries.

 

 

 

The flat, fast scenic course will continue to pass national monuments and memorials as it winds through our nation's capital. Race officials announced that staging of the 2011 race has been moved to the Pentagon North Parking Lot. Because of this move, the race will start on Route 110.

 

For the runners’ convenience, race officials will implement a shuttle bus service between the Pentagon North and South Parking Lots.

 

All race proceeds benefit Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) which supports Soldier and Soldier family programs.

 

The Army Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile running event in the world. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Dell Federal, preceding the race hosts over 75 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees.

Race day activities include a "world class" race with elite athletes, live music, Hooah Tents featuring Army pride from around the world, youth runs presented by Health Net, static displays, and much more.

 

For more information about this race classic, visit

www.armytenmiler.com

Next event date:

9 October 2011

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