WASHINGTON -- The 30th anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler sold out in two hours and 15 minutes. The Army's premier running event is scheduled for Sunday, October 12 in our nation's capital.

Priority registration opened on May 1 for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven or more ATM races. Approximately 10,000 race entries were reserved for priority registration on a first-come-first-serve basis. This year, priority registration sold out in less than four hours.

"The race continues to gain in popularity and sells out in record time year after year," said Jim Vandak, race director. "We are genuinely grateful to all of our loyal runners for supporting the Army's race. They are the true spirit of the sport."

Runners who missed priority and general registration can still gain ATM entry through the Transfer Program that will open June 1 and close August 22. Complete race information is at www.armytenmiler.com. Runners may also register with one of the military community partners.

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

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: 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 on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 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.