Ten-Miler – Metro opens 7 a.m., start gun at 8, new race course
Organizers of the 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM) have announced a new race course for the 2018 race.
This year’s modified course will reduce congestion within the first two miles and marks the first time since the Ten-Miler began in 1985 that runners will not cross the Memorial Bridge.
The 10-mile road race, that takes place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m., starts and finishes at the Pentagon and is a USA Track and Field certified course.
“Long needed repairs to the Memorial Bridge are scheduled to begin which required ATM officials to modify the course. This year’s modified course will reduce congestion within the first two miles and allow the runners the opportunity to settle into their pace.
“We believe our 35,000 registered runners will be pleased and the changes will improve the runner’s experience.” Race Director Jim Vandak, said.
All the 2018 course changes occur within the first four miles of the course.
After starting on Route 110, runners will now continue on Route 110 into Rosslyn and cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
Runners will then turn onto the Whitehurst Freeway continue along the Potomac Parkway and pick-up the 2017 race course near the Lincoln Memorial.
Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. on race day and runners will stage on Route 110 again for the start of the Army’s race.
Wheelchair athletes and wounded warriors will start at 7:50 a.m.
Wave 1 runners will start at 8 a.m. followed by the remaining nine wave starts.
All runners must maintain a 15-minute-per-mile pace or better, complete the entire course and finish the race within 2 hours and 30 minutes to receive an official race time and results report.
Army Ten-Miler Race Weekend officially kicks off at the D.C. Armory with the Army Ten-Miler Expo, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6.
The Expo is open to the public and free of charge, with free on-site parking in Lot 3 (across East Capitol Street from the Armory).
While the Expo serves as the official race packet pick-up location (ID required), visitors will also enjoy static and interactive military displays, various activities and a full lineup of over 100 exhibitors offering great deals on sports and fitness products, a race official said.
Additional Ten-Miler information, including photos, are available at armytenmiler.com.
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About the Army Ten-Miler
The Army Ten-Miler will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 8 a.m. EDT.
Over 35,000 runners and 600 teams have registered.
Conducted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), the Army’s race is the third largest 10-mile road race in the world.
The ATM starts and finishes at the Pentagon with a course that travels through Washington, D.C.
All race proceeds benefit Soldier & Soldier Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs.
The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) and KBRwyle, an AUSA National Partner, are the race’s co-lead sponsors.