Army Ten-Miler 2012 Sells Out in Record Time | News
From Matt Hagan: Another record-breaking milestone! The 2012 Army Ten-Miler (ATM) filled its 30,000 runner field in a record time. ATM officials announced today that the 28th annual race shattered all previous race registration records for both the priority and general registrations. The highly anticipated race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Washington, DC at the U.S. Pentagon.
Priority registration, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, opened on May 1 at 12:01 a.m. for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven or more ATM races. Approximately one-third of the total 30,000 race entries were reserved for priority registration on a first-come-first-serve basis. This year, priority registration sold out in less than 19 hours exceeding last year’s record of three days.
The remaining two-thirds of the race entries became available to the general public, on a first-come-first-serve basis, on May 15, which also sold out in record time in less than nine hours.
“The race continues to gain in popularity and sells out in record time year after year,” said Jim Vandak, race director. “We are genuinely grateful to all of our loyal runners for supporting the Army’s race. They are the true spirit of the sport.”
ATM is continuing the online transfer program for individuals that missed the registration. Starting on June 1, the seller may find a buyer to initiate the transfer on the ATM website by filling out the form under the transfer tab under “Registration.” The transfer program will conclude on August 31.