Ten-Miler Sold Out in 6 Days: 30,000 Race Cap Reached on April 6 


            The 2009 Army Ten-Miler race registration sold out in a record breaking six days with 30,000 runners signing up by 10:05 a.m. Monday, April 6.

            This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the “Army’s Race.”

            Even with the newly established runner cap of 30,000 runners, race officials from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington said the hourly and daily volume of registrations indicated from the opening day, April 1, that the race would be closed much earlier than predicted 

            – to include the 21-day registration period in 2008 when the cap was 26,000.
             Race officials also said the GEICO Pre-Race Pasta Dinner is sold out, the Hooah tents are sold out – with a waiting list established – and the Ten-Miler block of rooms at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, the race’s headquarters hotel, have been reserved.

            “The race has a Tradition of Excellence and we are pleased that thousands of runners from around the world choose to run Army,’’ Jim Vandak, the race director, said.

Adding, “The Army Ten-Miler is the spirit of sport and the spirit of a nation – it’s something you just have to experience, and we thank the thousands or runners who signed up in a record-breaking six days to join with us on Oct. 4 for this outstanding athletic event.”

            For continuing information on the race, to include race weekend and race day activities, go to www.armytenmiler.com.