General Registration Opens May 15
The 2012 Army Ten-Miler is gearing up for this year’s 28th annual run on Sunday, Oct. 21, 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 in the nation’s capital.
Race officials announced that they will continue to implement a two phase registration process -- priority registration and general registration.
On May 1, priority registration will open at 12:01 a.m. for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in at least seven previous Army Ten- Milers.
Approximately one-third of the total 30,000 race entries -- the race’s runner cap -- are reserved for this priority, early registration.
Military service members must use a “.mil” email address to register.
A searchable database will be posted for runners to look up their names and verify their priority registration qualification.
This year’s priority registration is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, a race sponsor.
On May 15, the remaining two-thirds of the race entries will available to the general public, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 12:01 a.m.
To register and view complete race information, visit: www.armytenmiler.com.
Race officials have also announced that the Ten-Miler will feature a new website.
RaceIt, a Richmond-based company, will provide the secure, online race registration for this year's race.
"Runners will find a slightly different registration design and process but we are confident they will encounter the same seamless, efficient process they have experienced in the past," Jim Vandak, the race director, said.
Also new this year, race officials will verify runner registration times to establish a seed ranking system ensuring a more competitive race.
Race weekend activities
A flat, fast scenic race course, the 2012 Army run will begin and end at the Pentagon and will pass national monuments and memorials as it winds through the nation's capital.
“To get pumped and continue running ‘Army Strong,’ bands will be positioned throughout the course featuring military anthems, country music and pop melodies,” race officials said.
Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), commanded by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, the race attracts more than 30,000 military and civilian runners from around the word.
All race proceeds benefit Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) 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 80 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, helicopters and interactive Army trucks on exhibition and a post-race party.
The race’s Lead Sponsors are the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.
For more Army Ten-Miler information, visit www.armytenmiler.com.