Although this year’s Army Ten-Miler, with a cap of 30,000 runners, sold out in a record 35 hours, runners still have a chance to enter through the Online Transfer Program that opens May 1 and runs through Sept. 3.
Runners participating at the 2009 Army Ten-Miler race.
Registration sellers are responsible for finding buyers and coordinating payment terms.
The actual transfer of a registration is conducted online and a small administration fee is applied to the buyer.
All parties receive confirmation once the online transfer process is complete and transfer recipients can verify their entry through the race’s “Confirmation Page” search engine at www.armytenmiler.com.
Historically, 1,200-1,500 runners enter the Army’s race through this transfer program.
The user-friendly “Buyer and Seller Transfer Boards” on the Ten-Miler’s Web site link up registered runners and non-registered runners. However, race officials stress that non-registered runners are more likely to obtain entry by leveraging “their family, work and social networks.”
Other popular online bulletin boards and discussion group sites where runners might connect are MarathonGuide.com, Runners World Forums, Craigslist.org and Army Knowledge Online (AKO).
“Since the Army's race sells out every year, the Online Transfer Program offers a viable option for both military and civilian runners who want to run the Army Ten-Miler,” Jim Vandak, the race director, said.
More information on the Army Ten-Miler Online Transfer Program can be found at http://armytenmiler.com/Register/Transfers.cfm.
About the Army Ten-Miler
The 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler will take place on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Washington, the day before the opening of the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The Army's race is one of the largest 10-mile road races in the world. Race weekend activities include a two-day race EXPO, fitness clinics, youth runs, post race party and HOOAH tents from Army installations around the world.
The race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, with proceeds benefiting Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families.
The mission of the Army Ten-Miler is to promote the Army, build esprit- de-corps, support fitness goals and enhance community relations.
For more information about this prestigious race, visit