WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2013) - - Details and security questions about the Army's annual Ten-Miler were answered by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan and members of his staff during a press conference held at the DC Armory.
Earlier in the week press reports questioned whether the route of the race would have to be altered due to the government shutdown, but Buchanan reassured those at the conference that the original route for the Army's 29th annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM) race is still as planned. The race is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C. starting and finishing at the Pentagon.
Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), 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.