Registration for the 30th Annual Army 10 Miler opens on Tues, May 20 at 10am. Each of the past 2 years, the race has sold out in about 9 hours... and that was with registration opening at Midnight. Since this is the 30th anniversary and registration is opening during the day, I think this year will sellout much faster. If you're interested in running the ATM, register ASAP!
Cost is $65. Race day is Sun, Oct 12.
BUMP! ATM registration opens tomorrow at 10am. HOOAH!!!
I'm registered and very psyched to run this race again! Is anyone else running it? Will DC Tri have a team, officially or unofficially?
SOLD OUT! Under 3 hours... that's a PR for ATM race sellout.
Now you and 34,999 of your closest friends can run 10 miles (52,800 feet) of DC together. And I do mean together.... squished together (one person every 1.5 feet - or less than the width of a person's shoulders - if spaced out evenly over the 10 miles).
Actually, it's the most organized race I've ever run and they do a great job with the waves. When I ran it a couple years ago, it was me and only about 2500 of my closest friends starting off around the same time.
I'd like to nominate Bryan Frank for Army Ten Miler race ambassador!
Seriously tho... as with any large race (including the MCM, CB10, BRF, Monument Ave, and Nations Tri), crowds at the start will always be a factor. ATM has by far the largest field of any DC area race (ATM is the 3rd largest 10 miler in the world), but they do as good a job as possible with logistics (I would expect nothing less from the US Military!) They break the crowd up into 5 or 6 waves... a good strategy to further avoid the crowds is to line up as close to the front of your wave as possible, and on one of the sides so you can run past a lot of the crowd in your wave during the first few hundred yards. Large crowds can also work to your advantage... it increases the likelihood that you will find several people running your pace that can help carry you to a PR (that helped me set PRs in at the ATM in 2008 & 2009).
The Army personnel that staff the expo, race, and postrace activities are phenomenal. Plus, watching 5 army rangers parachute down to the start with American flags & POW-MIA flags is pretty impressive. So are the wounded warriors who compete as well as the guy who runs while playing the flute.
I got in after several attempts. So stoked!
-Andy Sovonick of Gaithersburg
Running it for the 5th year in a row! I know it's a packed race, but its a great one. Wave start is done well (though takes a while)....
I completely forgot about the registration and will miss it this year. It really is a well organized race. Hope to get in next year.
agree with Luke... this is surely one of the best local races. Great course, well-organized, and perfect time of year to run a 10 Miler PR.