Can you run 10 miles with the U.S. Army?

Julia LeDoux
October 03, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Army Ten-Miler

Photo by Sgt. Jessica Kuhn

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Do you have Oct. 13 circled on your calendar?

If not, it should be.

That’s when the 35th annual Army Ten-Miler takes place in Washington, D.C.

Attracting over 35,000 runners and 900 teams worldwide, ATM participants include military, civilians, wheelchair athletes, and wounded warriors. Connecting Vets' own Elizabeth Howe will be among this year’s runners.

The race begins and ends at the Pentagon, and the best way to get there is to take Metro.

Ten-Miler course
Photo courtesy of Army Ten-Miler

Race day festivities get underway with a jump by the Golden Knights parachute team between 7:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wheelchair athletes and wounded warriors lead off the race at 7:50 a.m. Runner waves begin right after that. The awards ceremony for individual runners will take place at 10:30 a.m. Team awards will be presented at 11:30 a.m.

ATM shadow runs will be held in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, Romania, and Guantanamo Bay.

Even if you aren't running or cheering on someone in the race, come down to the ATM Expo at the DC Armory Oct. 11 and 12. You’ll get a chance to take home some free swag and meet the Connecting Vets team at our booth next to the Army Ten-Miler Store.

You’ll also get great deals if you’re looking for clothes, shoes, accessories and other health and fitness items. Plus, the Old Guard Drill Team and Fife and Drum Corps is performing throughout both days of the Expo.

Expo doors open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Service members and civilians with a Common Access Card (CAC) can get in early each day beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Race proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. To date, the ATM has generated over $7.3 million for Army MWR.  

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Reach Julia LeDoux: Julia@connectingvets.com

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