WASHINGTON (May 5, 2014) -- This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race Oct. 12, in the nation's capital.

The Army's annual 10-mile race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world.

Priority registration will open May 6 at 10 a.m. (EST) for U.S. Military service members and runners who have participated seven or more times. General registration will open May 20. Runners may register online at www.armytenmiler.com. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the race entry fee is $65. All proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the military.

"The Army Ten-Miler is the spirit of sport and the spirit of a nation. Throughout the past 29 years, 317,000 runners have come to our nation's capital to experience this spirit," said Jim Vandak, race director. "The tradition of excellence continues, and to commemorate the 30th anniversary, all runners will receive a long sleeve performance shirt with a special anniversary design."

Race weekend activities include the ATM Expo at the D.C. Armory, live music, youth activities, and the popular Hooah Tent Zone. The expo is open to the general public and will take place Oct. 10-11, and features more than 85 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees. The Hooah Tent Zone is open race day to participating runners and will feature interactive displays and exhibits by Army installations from around the world.

For more information about the Army Ten-Miler visit www.armytenmiler.com, or call 202-685-4645. Media interested in covering the Army Ten-Miler may contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Affairs Office by emailing: usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.atm-media@mail.mil.