The Army's 29th annual Army Ten-Miler will be conducted on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8 a.m., at the Pentagon.
Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the Army's race is expected to attract over 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world.
Army Ten-Miler officials have confirmed that they will continue the two-phase registration process for the Army’s race that was introduced in 2011.
Priority registration, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven or more Army Ten-Miler races will open on May 1.
U.S. service members must use a ".mil" address to register, and a searchable database will be posted for seven-time or more Army Ten-Miler runners.
Installations will be able to obtain pre-paid entries for their teams during both registration sessions.
Officials also confirmed that the runner field will increase to 35,000 runners, and 10,000 race entries will be reserved for the priority registration program.
The remaining two-thirds of the race entries will be available to the general public, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning May 15.
For those who miss registration in May, 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.
The Army Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and will again be conducted on 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 race’s two-day Health and Fitness EXPO at the DC Armory will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
Over 35,000 attendees visit this pre-race event.
The DC 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. 19.
Since the room block and GEICO 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 2013 race are the Association of the United States Army and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.