The 36th annual Army Ten-Miler is being held in a virtual format this year, giving runners across the country the chance to participate individually on a route of their own choosing.
Although early-bird registration has expired, registration remains open for a $59 per-runner fee.
Registration can be completed on the Army Ten-Miler official site at https://www.armytenmiler.com. Fort Leonard Wood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation also has information about the race available on their website at https://leonardwood.armymwr.com.
Founded in 1985, the annual race is traditionally held each October in Washington, D.C. and is designed to promote the U.S. Army, build esprit de corps, support Army fitness goals and enhance community relations.
This year’s event is giving runners a week-long window: although the 10-mile course must be completed in a single session, runners have the option of completing their races any time between Oct. 11 and Oct. 18.
“The Army Ten-Miler can be run in any area they want during the time period quoted on the registration site,” explained Fort Leonard Wood FMWR Chief of Sports Coleman Swinton.
This event will also feature a Virtual Youth Run, a non-competitive 400-meter run open to children ages 4 to 10, which can also be completed during the race window. Youth runners must be registered to participate.
There’s an app for that
According to the race site, officials are keeping track of runners’ progress and times through their phones.
Before starting their races, registered participants are required to download the “ATM Runner Experience” app, available at https://active.app.link/ArmyTenMiler.
Results can be submitted through the app on the day runners decide to race. Runners are also asked to include a screenshot, which, combined with the information, will be submitted to the race’s official timing company, which will accept or reject the results. More information is available on the registration site.