By Army Ten-Miler News ReleaseApril 24, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2012) -- The Army Ten-Miler, one of the national capital area's landmark running events, is gearing up for this year's 28th annual run, Oct. 21. A
Army Ten-Miler officials confirmed that they will again implement a two phase registration process (Priority and General) to distribute this year's 30,000 entries. A new Army Ten-Miler website will feature a simpler navigation and an updated registration process that will verify expected runner finish times to ensure a more competitive race.
May 1 priority registration, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, will open at 12:01 a.m. for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in at least seven or more Army Ten-Miler races. Approximately one-third of the total 30,000 race entries are reserved for Priority registration on a first-come-first-serve basis. Military service members must use a ".mil" email address to register. Seven time (+) Army Ten-Miler runners can view a searchable database on the Army Ten-Miler website to verify their priority registration qualification.
On May 15, the remaining two-thirds of the race entries will available to the general public, on a first-come-first-serve basis, beginning at 12:01 a.m. To register and view complete race information please visit: www.armytenmiler.com.
The Army Ten-Miler is pleased to partner with Richmond based RaceIt, for this year's secure, online race registration.
"Runners will find a slightly different registration design and process but we are confident that they will encounter the same seamless, efficient process that they have experienced in the past," said Jim Vandak, Race Director. "Our 30,000 runner field fills rapidly so we strongly encourage runners to enter early."
The flat, fast scenic 2012 Army Ten-Miler course will begin and end at the U.S. Pentagon and continue to pass by national monuments and memorials as it winds through our nation's capital. Numerous bands will be positioned throughout the course featuring military anthems, country music and pop melodies to motivate runners and help them run "Army Strong".
The Army's 28th annual Army Ten-Miler race is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21, in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Pentagon. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, this prestigious race attracts more than 30,000 military and civilian runners from around the word. All race proceeds benefit Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation that supports Soldier and Soldier family programs.
The Army Ten-Miler is the Army's premier running event and is the third largest 10-mile race in the world. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo preceding the race hosts over 75 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees. Race day activities include a "world class" race with elite athletes, live music, Hooah Tents from Army installments around the world showing military pride, youth runs presented by Health Net, and interactive Army displays.