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Army Ten-Miler Announces New 2018 Course

Army Ten-Miler Announces New 2018 Course

March 28, 2018

First Time in Race History Runners Will Not Cross Memorial Bridge

WASHINGTON (September 5, 2018) – Organizers of the 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM) announced a new race course for 2018.  This year’s modified course will reduce congestion within the first two miles and mark the first time since ATM started in 1985 that runners will not cross the Memorial Bridge.  The 10-mile road race, which takes place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m., starts and finishes at the Pentagon, and is a USA Track and Field certified course.

“Long needed repairs to the Memorial Bridge are scheduled to begin which required ATM officials to modify the course.  This year’s modified course will reduce congestion within the first two miles and allow the runners the opportunity to settle into their pace.  We believe our 35,000 registered runners will be pleased and the changes will improve the runners’ experience.” commented ATM Race Director Jim Vandak.

All the 2018 course changes occur within the first four miles of the course.  After starting on Rte 110 runners will now continue on Rte 110 into Rosslyn and cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge.  Runners will then turn onto the Whitehurst Freeway continue along the Rock Creek Parkway and pick-up the 2017 course near the Lincoln Memorial. 

Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. on race day and runners will stage on Rte 110 again for the start of the Army’s race.  Wheelchair athletes and Wounded Warriors will start at 7:50 a.m. Wave 1 runners will start at 8 a.m. followed by the remaining 9 Wave Starts.  All runners must maintain a 15-minute-per-mile pace or better, complete the entire course, and finish the race within two hours and 30 minutes to receive an official race time and results.

Additional ATM information, including photos are at armytenmiler.com. For the latest news and information, follow the ATM and post using  #RunArmyRunStrong at Facebook.com/armytenmiler, @ArmyTenMilerATM on Twitter and @armytenmiler on Instagram.

About the Army Ten-Miler

The Army Ten-Miler is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 8 a.m. EDT in Washington, D.C.  Over 35,000 runners and 600 teams have registered.  Conducted by The U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), the Army’s race is the third largest 10-mile road race in the world. The ATM starts and finishes at the Pentagon with a course that travels through Washington, D.C. All race proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

 

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