Army 10-miler file photo
Members of the Missing Parts in Action Team of amputees from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, start the 24th running of the Army 10-miler in Washington D.C., Oct. 5. Organizers of the 2009 race recently announced the addition of 500 spots in the race for servicemembers

WASHINGTON -- Army Ten-Miler officials announced that an additional 500 race entries will be offered to U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers through a special, online lottery held June 15 - 18.

The ATM lottery is open to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and winners will be randomly selected on June 19. The military lottery will be conducted online at www.armytenmiler.com.

"Since this year's race sold out in a record six days this lottery will give an additional 500 men and women in uniform the opportunity to run Army," commented Jim Vandak, ATM Race Director.

Military lottery registrants will need to use their military email address with a .mil extension. Only one entry is allowed per email address. The registration fee of $50.32 (includes the processing fee) is charged only to lottery winners.

Registrants will be required to enter a valid credit card but the card will not be charged unless the registrant is selected as a winner. All registrants will receive an email notifying them if they were selected and a searchable list will be posted on the Army Ten-Miler confirmation page.

All lottery winners are final - no refunds or reimbursements will be granted, but transfers will be accepted until Aug. 14. Lottery winners can still be drafted onto an existing team for the team competition until Aug. 27.

<b>About the Army Ten-Miler</b>

The Army Ten-Miler is an annual Army tradition. The 25th Anniversary of the Army's Race is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, in Washington, D.C. This unique road race has both its start and finish lines at the Pentagon. Race weekend activities include a two-day race expo, fitness clinics, youth runs, post race party and HOOAH tents from Army installations around the world.

The race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), with proceeds benefiting Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of Soldiers and their families.

The mission of the Army Ten-Miler is to promote the Army, build esprit de corps, support fitness goals, and enhance community relations.

For more information, visit www.armytenmiler.com.

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