Fort Drum runners get off to a fast start during last year’s second Army Ten-Miler Qualifier. This year’s 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum qualifier on Aug. 3 will look a little different, as runners will be required to wear masks because of COVID-19. Active-duty Soldiers will compete for a spot on the Army Ten-Miler Virtual Team roster. (File photo)
Army Ten-Miler goes nationwide for the first time
WASHINGTON (July 21, 2020) – The 36th edition of the world’s third-largest 10-mile road race, the Army Ten-Miler, will be held as a virtual event Sunday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 18.
“The Army Ten-Miler is a demonstration of the Army’s commitment to readiness, fitness, and our communities,” said Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. “This annual race is a symbol of these commitments and of our dedication to the health and safety of the entire Army family.
“Army operations around the globe never cease, and our Soldiers are trained and ready to win in any environment. This year’s Army Ten-Miler embodies that ethos while safely bringing the opportunity to participate to your home town,” Jones said.
“Conducting the race virtually will support the Department of Defense and local government health measures to minimize COVID-19 risk,” said Matt Zimmerman, race director.
Registration for this year’s virtual race will cap at 25,000 participants.
The 36th Army Ten-Miler virtual edition entry fee is $59, which includes shipping of a long-sleeve runner shirt, a race bib, calendar, and a commemorative ATM Finisher coin.
Runners may register at armytenmiler.com. Early bird registration began Tuesday, July 21, at a reduced rate of $54 and will end on Friday, Aug. 21.
For the latest news and information via social media, follow the Army Ten-Miler at Facebook.com/armytenmiler, @ArmyTenMilerATM on Twitter and @armytenmiler on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag Army Ten-Miler in your training and virtual race post using #RunArmyRunStrong.
For additional 36th Army Ten-Miler virtual edition race information, including photos, contact Maida Johnson, Army Ten-Miler deputy race director, at (202) 685-3361 and/or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(U.S. Army Military District of Washington)