Army Ten-Miler GEICO dinner features senior enlisted leaders

Army Ten-Miler GEICO dinner features senior enlisted leaders

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Army Ten-Miler and GEICO officials announced that runners attending the Army Ten-Miler’s Pre-Race GEICO Pasta Dinner are in for a special event and experience.Highlighting the dinner, attendees will meet the senior enlisted leadership of the Army.Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey; Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley, command sergeant major of the Army National Guard; and Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, will speak Oct. 10 at the race’s dinner.The dinner also features an "all-you-can-eat" pasta buffet and an energizing musical performance by The United States Army Band.The all-you-can-eat GEICO pasta dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. For ticket information & sales go to www.armytenmiler.com.The 31st Army Ten-Miler – with over 35,000 runners registered – will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11, the day before the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 12 – 14, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.The race’s Online Transfer Program, that ope ned June 2, will be in effect until August 21.The online transfer process is secure and easy to use.Sellers are responsible for finding buyers and coordinating payment terms. The actual transfer of registration is conducted online and a small administrative fee is applied.All parties receive an e-mail confirming the transaction has been processed.Historically, nearly 1,200 runners enter the Army’s race through the Online Transfer Program."Buyer and Seller Discussion Boards" are posted on the Transfer Page of the race’s website, www.armytenmiler.com, for registered runners and non-registered runners to connect.They can also connect on the Ten-Miler Facebook page.Race officials also urge non-registered runners to leverage their family, fellow workers and runners, and social networks. Other online bulletin boards and discussion group sites where runners connect are MarathonGuide.com, Runners World Forums, Craigslist.org and Army Knowledge Online (AKO).AUSA NEW member rate for Army Ten-Miler runnersThe Association of the United States Army, the Army Ten-Miler’s Founding Sponsor, salutes the 2015 runners by offering runners a special AUSA NEW member rate – $10 for a one-year membership.To take advantage of this special offer, go to the Army Ten-Miler website – www.armytenmiler.com – click on the AUSA Banner Ad on the main page and join.HOOAH TentsThe Army Ten-Miler HOOAH Tent area, open on race day, features U.S. military commands and units from around the world promoting their "Army Spirit" and their mission.Runners and spectators have the unique opportunity to interact with soldiers, experience the esprit de corps, and enjoy the festive displays, music, and other activities that HOOAH Tents have to offer.HOOAH Tent reservations will open on July 15. For information and reservations call or email the Army Ten-Miler office at 202-685-3361 (DSN: 325) or [email protected].The HOOAH Tent tradition started back in the early 1990s when a few commands arranged for tents to support their teams and show their Army spirit. That tradition has grown to include over 85 tents.SponsorsThe Lead Sponsors for the 2015 race are the Association of the United States Army and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.Other Army Ten-Miler commercial sponsors include: Defense Mobile, GEICO, Navy Federal Credit Union, General Dynamics, PWC, DRS Technologies, AAFMAA, ClearanceJobs.com, Marathon-Photo.com, G&G Outfitters, Nestle Purina PetCare, and BodyBuilding.com.The Army Ten-Miler is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. It is the only race to start and end at the Pentagon.All race proceeds benefit soldier and soldier family MWR programs.