Army Ten-Miler goes virtual this year

Julia LeDoux
July 22, 2020 - 11:01 am

United States Army

The 36th running of the Army Ten-Miler will take place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, race officials announced. 

“The Army Ten-Miler is a demonstration of the Army’s commitment to readiness, fitness, and our communities,” said Commander of the U.S. Military District of Washington Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones in a release. “This annual race is a symbol of these commitments and of our dedication to the health and safety of the entire Army family.”

35,000 runners with one goal: Completing the Army Ten-Miler

The virtual event will be held Oct. 11-18. Registration for the event began Tuesday and is limited to 25.000 participants.

The Marine Corps Marathon will also be held virtually this year.,

“Conducting the race virtually will support the Department of Defense and local government health measures to minimize COVID-19 risk," said Race Director Matt Zimmerman.

The virtual edition entry fee is $59. That includes shipping of a long-sleeve runner shirt, a race bib, calendar, and a commemorative ATM Finisher coin.

This ROTC teacher traveled 2,500 miles to run his 13th Army Ten-Miler

Runners may register at  Early bird registration is at a reduced rate of $54 and ends on Aug. 21.

All race proceeds benefit U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

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