Following the Priority Registration for “.mil” addressees and seven-time-or-more race runners that ended when the 10,000 priority slots closed, the remaining two-thirds of the race entries will be available to the general public, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning Tuesday, May 15.
Priority Registration, a new program that began for the first time in 2011, sold out in a record-breaking 19 hours, shattering last year’s three-day sign up period.
General Registration will close when the 20,000 remaining slots are filled, so runners are urged to sign up as soon as possible.
The race runner cap is again 30,000.
For those who miss registration, the Army Ten-Miler online transfer program will open June 1.
Last year over 2,500 runners were able to enter the race through the transfer program.
Race officials also confirmed that Hooah Tent reservations for major commands opened April 1, and a limited number of race entries are being reserved for a U.S. service member's lottery in August.
The 28th Annual Army Ten-Miler, produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, will be held at 8 a.m., Oct. 21, at the Pentagon, 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 Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and the only race to start and finish at the Pentagon.
Officials confirmed that the flat, fast scenic course will continue to pass national monuments and memorials as it winds through our nation’s Capital.
The race’s two-day Health and Fitness EXPO at the DC Armory will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
Over 35,000 attendees visit this pre-race event.
The armory is located at 2001 East Capitol Street across from RFK Stadium in Washington. Free parking will be available to runners and the public during EXPO hours.
The Armory is also accessible from the Stadium/Armory Metro Station on the Blue and Orange lines.
The Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va., will again serve as the headquarter hotel for this year’s race.
The hotel is conveniently located less than a mile from the Pentagon and is on the Metro Blue and Yellow Lines.
The hotel will offer a special room rate for runners and host the popular all-you-can-eat GEICO Pasta Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Since the room block and Pasta Dinner always sell out, race officials encourage runners to make their reservations early.
Complete race information is available at www.armytenmiler.com.
The Lead Sponsors for the 2012 race are the Association of the United States Army and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.