By Mr. George Markfelder (JFHQNCRMDW)June 6, 2013
WASHINGTON - - After another record breaking sell-out year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) opened its Online Transfer Program on June 1. Runners who missed the initial registration still have a chance to get in the race. The program allows registered runners (sellers), who aren't able to participate, to transfer their race registration to unregistered runners (buyers).
The transfer is completed entirely online using a secure system. The seller will enter the name and email address of the buyer into the transfer form to initiate the transfer. Transfer boards will be posted on the ATM website for sellers to link up with buyers.
The online transfer program has been successful since it started with an average of 1,200 transfers taking place each year. "Since the Army Ten-Miler fills up in record time each year, the online transfer program offers a viable opportunity to runners who still want to run ATM," commented Jim Vandak, ATM race director.
The ATM Transfer program will run from June 1 until August 30.
Detailed instructions and the link for the discussion boards can be found at http://armytenmiler.com/registration/online-transfer-program.htm.
About the Army Ten-Miler
The Army's 29th annual Army Ten Miler race is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Pentagon. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, this prestigious race attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world. It is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and all proceeds benefit Soldier and Soldier family MWR programs. The ATM event also features a two-day ATM Expo, presented by Boeing, on October 18 & 19 at the DC Armory. The expo hosts over 85 exhibitors and attracts 40,000 attendees. Race day activities include a "world class" race with elite athletes, live music, youth activities, and the popular "Hooah Tent Zone" which features interactive displays and exhibits by Army installations from around the world.