D.C. (Army Ten-Miler Public Affairs) — The Army Ten-Miler has
increased its field to 30,000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
race. "Over the years, we have been able to incrementally
increase the runner field and maintain a safe, competitive race,"
commented Jim Vandak, race director. "Since the 2008 race sold
out in a record 21 days we looked at the logistics and felt that we
could incrementally increase participation in this year’s 25th
anniversary race," added Vandak.
will open on April 1 at http://www.armytenmiler.com.
Despite the increased runner field, the race is expected to sell out
by mid-May and runners are encouraged to sign up early to assure
than 700 teams are expected to compete in this year’s race and
Soldier teams will be allowed to pre-pay for entries again when they
register their team name. Race officials also confirmed that they will
use a wave start again to release runners for this year’s Army
Ten-Miler to ensure a safe, competitive race.
expanded size of the race has led to other changes as well.
free, two-day expo preceding the race will move to the D.C. Armory
enabling twice the number of exhibitors and longer packet pick-up
hours for runners.
GEICO pasta dinner on Saturday, Oct. 3 will move to a larger ballroom
at the Gateway Crystal Marriott thereby adding an additional 300
culture is infused throughout the Army’s race beginning with the
opening ceremonies which include Blackhawk flyovers and the Golden
Knights parachute team; Missing Parts in Action Team (military amputee
runners); Soldier volunteers, and the finishers’ coins.
event will be held Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. For more information on
the race and race weekend activities go to http://www.armytenmiler.com.