WASHINGTON – The 36th edition of the world’s third largest 10-mile road race, the Army Ten-Miler will be held as a virtual event Sunday, October 11 through Sunday, October 18.
“The Army Ten Miler is a demonstration of the Army’s commitment to readiness, fitness, and our communities. This annual race is a symbol of these commitments and of our dedication to the health and safety of the entire Army family,” said Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones, commander of The U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
“Army operations around the globe never cease, and our Soldiers are trained and ready to win in any environment. This year’s Army Ten Miler embodies that ethos while safely bringing the opportunity to participate to your home town,” Jones said.
“The 36th edition of the world’s third largest 10-mile road race, the Army Ten-Miler, will be held as a virtual event Sunday, October 11 through Sunday, October 18. Additionally, conducting the race virtually will support the Department of Defense and local government health measures to minimize COVID-19 risk”, said Matt Zimmerman, race director.
Registration for this year’s virtual race opens Tuesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. and will cap at 25,000 participants.
The 36th Army Ten-miler virtual edition entry fee is $59 and includes shipping of a long sleeve runner shirt, a race bib, calendar, and a commemorative ATM Finisher coin.
Runners may register at armytenmiler.com. Early bird registration will begin on Tuesday, July 21 at a reduced rate of $54 and will end on Friday, August 21.
For the latest news and information via social media, follow the Army Ten-miler at Facebook.com/armytenmiler, @ArmyTenMilerATM on Twitter and @armytenmiler on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag Army Ten-miler in your training and virtual race post using #RunArmyRunStrong.
For additional 36th Army Ten-miler virtual edition race information, including photos, please contact Maida Johnson, Army Ten-Miler Deputy Race Director at 202-685-3361 and/or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ArmyTenMiler.com.
The Army Ten-Miler is conducted by The U.S. Army Military District of Washington and is the third largest 10-mile road race in the world. The ATM traditionally starts and finishes at the Pentagon with a course that travels through Washington, D.C.
Attracting over 35,000 runners and 900 teams from around the world, the Army Ten-Miler exemplifies the spirit of sport and the spirit of our nation. Participants include military, civilians, wheelchair athletes and wounded warrior athletes. Army Ten-Miler’s mission is to support Army outreach, build morale, and promote physical fitness.
While the safety of our Soldiers, participants, and partners will always remain our number one concern, the Army operates in all environments. To continue on with the history of this great race and demonstrate our commitment to safety, the 2020 race will be held virtually and titled the 36th Army Ten-Miler, Virtual Edition.
All race proceeds benefit U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.