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When is the 2018 Army Ten-Miler?
Sunday, October 7.

When does registration open?
Priority registration, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, opens May 9 at 7 a.m. (EDT). General registration, presented by General Dynamics, opens May 23 at 7 a.m. (EDT).

Can I pick up my race bib and packet at the race?
No, there is no race-day bib and packet pick-up. You must pick up your race bib and packet at the ATM Expo on October 5 and 6 at the DC Armory, located at 2001 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. The ATM does not mail out bibs and packets. Visit the Packet Pick-up page for details.

How do I confirm my eligibility as a priority registrant?
All U.S. service members can register during priority registration using their government ".mil" email address. If you’re non-military, you can check your eligibility as a priority runner using the Priority Registration Search Database. If your name appears in the database, you’re eligible for priority registration.

What if I’m not listed in the Priority Registration Search Database and I think I should be?
You can check the Results page to verify the number of races you have finished. If seven or more are listed, fill out and submit the verification form. We will confirm your information and update the database within seven business days. 

Is there a limit to the runner field?
Yes. The cap for number of runners is 35,000.

Does the race sell-out?
Yes, the race typically sells out within 4–6 days after general registration opens.

How can I confirm my registration?
Go to the Confirm Registration page and search for your name. If your name shows up, you are registered. 

Can I defer my registration until next year?
No, ATM does not have a deferral program.

What is the online transfer program?
The online transfer program runs from June 5 through August 28. Registered runners who cannot run may transfer their registration to an unregistered runner during this period only. Visit the Transfer Registration page to get started.

Is there a fee to use the online transfer program?
Yes, there is a $25 fee for the original registrant. The new runner will be subject to the $79 registration fee, plus the standard processing fee.

Is there an age requirement for the race?
You must be at least 15 years old on race day.

 

ATM Expo FAQs

When is the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) Expo, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union?
It is October 5 & 6. You must pick-up your race bib and packet during the ATM Expo. There is no race day bib/packet pick-up. The ATM does not mail out bibs and packets.

Where is the ATM Expo?
The ATM Expo is held at the DC Armory located at 2001 E. Capitol Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

What is the best way to get there?
The DC Armory is located at the Stadium-Armory Metro Station. Use the Orange, Blue or Silver Metro lines.

Is there parking at the Armory?
There is free parking in Lot 3.

Is there an entrance for individuals with a CAC/Military ID?
Yes, there is an entrance for U.S. military and civilians with a Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniform Services ID Card (USID). Individuals with a CAC or USID should go to the far right entrance next to the exit doors.

What is in my packet?
Your packet (which you get at the packet pick-up tables) contains your bib and race materials. Go to the t-shirt pick-up tables to get your t-shirt.

What information do I need to pick up my packet?
You must have a photo ID and you must know your assigned race number. You should also bring the race number email that you will receive about two weeks prior to the race.

What if I don't know my race number?
There is a table with computers at the ATM Expo where you can look up your number.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
You may have someone else pick up your packet. In order to do so, you must have a photocopy of the runner's state driver's license. Note: Title 18, US Code Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701 prohibits the photocopying of military/DoD identification cards and common access cards (CAC). However, an individual can pick up no more than eight (8) packets.

Do I pick up my pasta dinner tickets there?
Yes, there is a pasta dinner ticket table.

Is there a lost & found?
Lost & found is located at the DJ booth.

Race Day FAQs

What day is the race?
Sunday, October 7.

What time and where does it start?
The race starts at 8 a.m. at the Pentagon. Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair athletes start at 7:50 a.m. at the Pentagon.

Where do I go to line up for the race?
Check the Arrival/Start Area map to locate your wave start seeding area, which is where you line up before the race.

What is a wave start?
Instead of all runners starting at once, ATM participants start in “waves”, which are assigned according to their pace time. There are 10 waves, and each runner has a colored bib that corresponds to their assigned wave. The first wave begins at 7:50 a.m. and the last starts at 8:56 a.m. Each wave start seeding area is marked by a colored balloon arch. Runners should line up behind the arch that matches their bib color.


The following is reprinted with permission from USA Track & Field, Inc., (www.usatf.org):   

“A wave start is a device intended to reduce the finish line density by spreading the finishing runners out over a longer time. The wave start employs a single starting line but multiple starting times, i.e., the field is divided into groups and each group is started at a different time. The first group to start consists of the fastest runners and each succeeding group's projected finish time is slower than that of the previous group. Runners are assigned a group with a specific starting order. The primary timing system is synchronized with the first group/wave to start and actual running times for each individual are determined by subtracting the starting lag for his/her group from his/her finishing time.”

May I change which wave I’m in?
Faster runners may move backward to a slower wave but slower runners may not move to a faster wave. Runners moving to a faster wave are subject to disqualification.

Is there a time limit for the 10 miles?
All runners must maintain a 15-minute-mile pace or faster and complete the entire course within two hours and 30 minutes to receive an official race time and results.

How am I scored?
The IPICO system is used for scoring. Follow these bib instructions to ensure you receive an accurate race time. 

Is there a place for me to put my belongings at the Pentagon?
Yes, but please do not bring any backpacks or bags! Runners should check their belongings at the Clement Nedd Garment Check, located in the Pentagon lower bus terminal. You’ll receive a clear bag to secure your items. Please remember the ATM is not responsible for lost or missing property, so we suggest leaving your valuables at home.

May I bring my cell phone on the course?
Yes, you may carry your cell phones. However, listening devices (like headphones and earbuds) are not allowed. We’ve adopted this cell phone policy to make it easier for you to receive emergency notifications and reunite with others after the race.

How can I link up with family, friends and teammates?
The Reunion Area, presented by KBRwyle in the Pentagon North Lot, features shaded tents with tables and seating. Tents will be clearly marked A–F, G–L,
M–R, and S–Z (according to your last name or group name) which will make it easy for you to designate a meeting place.  

When will results be posted?
Individual results (to 1,000 m/f) will be by posted by 10:00 a.m., and team results (top three in each division) will be posted by 11:00 a.m. on the results board by the Awards Stage. All individual and team results will be posted online by 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on race day. Official results will be available two weeks after the race.

What do I get for finishing the race?
When you cross the finish line, you will receive a Finisher Coin. This reflects the U.S. Army tradition of awarding a coin for excellence and achievement.

Where do I buy race photos and video footage of the finish line?
The official race photographer, Marathon-photos.com, will have photos and video available on its site. There will be a link to the site on the ATM “Results” page and “Buy Photos and Videos” page.

How do I get around the Pentagon after I finish the race?
Walking is the quickest way to get back to the Metro/Garment Check area. Just follow the signs. There is also a free event shuttle, presented by KBRwyle, that will take you back to the Pentagon South Lot after the race. It will run continually between the South and North Lots. Visit Arrive & Depart for more information on getting around post-race.

Is there a lost & found at the Pentagon?
Any of the ATM information tents will be able to assist you with lost and found.

Hotel FAQs

What is the race headquarters hotel and where is it located?
The Crystal Gateway Marriott is the race headquarters hotel. The address is 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The hotel entrance is located at Eads & 15th Streets. For reservations, click here.

What is the best way to get to the hotel from Reagan National Airport?
Reagan National Airport is approximately two miles from the Crystal Gateway Marriot. There is a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the hotel. You can also take the Metrorail from the airport to the Crystal City Metro Station, which offers direct access to the hotel lobby via an underground walkway and shopping area.

General Dynamics Pasta Dinner

When is the dinner?
The dinner is on October 6 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where is the pasta dinner held?
The dinner is in the Arlington Ballroom of the race headquarter hotel, the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Is the dinner open to military and civilian participants?
Yes, the dinner is open to everyone. 

Do I need to have a ticket?
Yes, you will need to purchase a ticket for the dinner. The dinner typically sells out.

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