Ten-Miler scheduled for Oct. 9

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Army’s 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler, the third largest 10-mile race in the world, is set for Oct. 9 at the Pentagon in Washington.

Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the annual Army Ten-Miler features a world class race that attracts over 30,000 runners.

The event also has a two-day Health and Fitness Expo with over 75 exhibitors and vendors that attracts over 35,000 attendees.

Acclaimed for its fast, scenic course – passing by many national landmarks and monuments in our nation’s Capital – the Army’s race is the only running event to start and finish at the Pentagon.

Race officials also emphasized that all proceeds from the Army Ten-Miler go to soldier and soldier family morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) programs.

AUSA, now in its 61st year, has supported this premier Army athletic competition – known for its "Tradition of Excellence" – since its inaugural race in 1985.

As in the past, the race will immediately precede the three-day Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Oct. 10-12.

"The mission of the Army’s race is to produce a world class race for runners, promote the Army and to support fitness and morale," Jim Vandak , the race director, said.

Adding, "Last year 97 percent of survey respondents gave the Army Ten-Miler a good or excellent rating, and 94 percent said they would run again. We expect the 2011 race to continue this Tradition of Excellence."

Again this year, the race’s two-day EXPO will be held at the D.C. Armory on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – both days.

The Armory is located at 2001 East Capitol Street across from RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. 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 Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., will serve as the headquarters hotel again for this year’s race.

Located less than a mile from the Pentagon, the hotel is on the METRO Blue and Yellow Lines and one mile from Reagan National Airport.

The hotel will offer a special room rate for runners and host the popular all-you-can-eat GEICO Pasta Dinner on Saturday Oct. 8.

Since the Army Ten-Miler’s room block and Pasta Dinner always sell out, race officials encourage runners to make their reservations early.

In addition to the 10-mile run, race day festivities include youth activities, music, Army displays, HOOAH tents, the GEICO Gecko, and much more.

For more information on the Army’s race, visit www.armytenmiler.com.

The Lead Sponsors for the 2011 race are the Association of the United States Army and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.

The Army Ten-Miler offers a variety of sponsor packages for organizations to achieve their business objectives and to support soldiers and their families.

For more information on Army Ten-Miler sponsorship opportunities contact Amanda Ayers at (202) 685-3577, or [email protected].