AUSA Becomes Sole Lead Sponsor of Army Ten-Miler

AUSA Becomes Sole Lead Sponsor of Army Ten-Miler

Ten Miler runners
Photo by: U.S. Army

The Association of the U.S. Army is now the sole lead sponsor for the Army Ten-Miler as the race prepares to mark its 40th anniversary Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C.

Priority registration for the race is now open, and general registration opens at 8 a.m. Eastern Feb. 7.

The Army Ten-Miler is the world’s third largest 10-mile race, and this year it is set to return to its full capacity of 36,000 in-person runners. All race proceeds benefit Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

AUSA also is the founding sponsor of the Army Ten-Miler. The inaugural race on Oct. 14, 1985, had 1,379 finishers.

“The Army Ten-Miler is a special race that brings together tens of thousands of people to celebrate the Army and those who serve in it,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA president and CEO. “AUSA is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Army Ten-Miler, and this year, as the race marks its 40th anniversary, AUSA is thrilled to be the sole lead sponsor of this fantastic, community-building event.”

As the founding sponsor in 1985, AUSA has had a sponsorship role every year since, said Maya Johnson, deputy race director for the Army Ten-Miler. “We are tremendously grateful for AUSA’s long-standing support of the Army’s Race and appreciate the organization stepping up this year to serve as the sole lead sponsor of the 40th Army Ten-Miler,” Johnson said. “They recognize and help us fulfill our mission to support Army outreach, build morale and promote physical fitness.”

This year, the race is part of the new Armed Forces Series Challenge, which involves completing five military races—the Army Ten-Miler, Air Force Marathon, Coast Guard Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon and Space Force T-Minus 10 Miler—held between April and December. Runners who complete all five races earn a unique challenge medal.

Priority registration is open to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, ROTC and service academy cadets, and runners who have finished seven or more Army Ten-Miler races. General registration is open to the public, and runners must be at least 13 years old on race day.

Registration also is now open for the 2024 Virtual Army Ten-Miler Race. Virtual runners must complete their race between Oct. 13 and Dec. 31.

For more information and to register, visit