WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army’s annual Army Ten-Miler race will be Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C.

Registration will be a two-phase process again this year and will take place online at www.armytenmiler.com.

Priority registration, presented by the Navy Federal Credit Union, is now open for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven ten-milers. Up to 10,000 of the total 35,000 entries are reserved for priority registration on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Service members must use a “.mil” email address to register.

Runners who have run seven or more races can go to the searchable database on the race website to verify priority registration qualification.

General registration will open at 12:01 a.m. May 15 for the general public. Last year’s general registration session sold out in nine hours so runners are encouraged to register early.

Race officials also have announced that this year’s runner field will increase from 30,000 to 35,000.

“The popularity of the Army’s race continues to grow and we felt that we could operationally handle an incremental increase in the runner field,” said Jim Vandak, race director.

“This gives more runners an opportunity to run but we expect to sell out again this year so runners are encouraged to register early.”

Registration for the youth runs is open now online.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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