Welcome to the 33rd edition of the Army Ten-Miler. The 10 mile road race starts and finishes at the Pentagon with a scenic course through Washington, DC.
The ATM team wants to make sure that ever runner has a memorable ATM experience. In order to keep the operations running smoothly, there are a few rules and policies you should know before you show up at the race.
ATM Race Day Policy
The race will take place rain or shine. No deferments. No race day packet pick-up. Entry fees are non-refundable.
All runners must maintain a 15 minute mile pace or better, complete the entire course, and finish the race in 2 hours and 30 minutes to receive an official race time and results. Race time does not begin until participate crosses the Start Line. Slower participants will be turned at 14th and Independence and will not be allowed to complete the entire course. Anyone not completing the entire course will not receive an official Ten Mile race or result.
Scoring will end at 11:30 AM and the Finish Line will close at 11:30 AM.
Race Bib Policy
Race bib swapping is NOT allowed. Any unregistered runner that competes with a registered runner's race bib will be disqualified. If the unregistered race bib number is associated with a team, the whole team will be disqualified from the competition. ATM officials are taking a firm position on handing off race bib numbers due to the liability issues and the adverse impact on scoring, results and awards.
The following items are NOT allowed on the race course
Video devices and listening devices i.e.CD or DVD players, MP3 players/iPods, cameras, etc., weapons, aerosol sprays (pepper or mace), strollers, baby-joggers, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, animals, bags and backpacks.
The following items are ALLOWED on the course
Cell phones, flags, heart rate monitors, water bottles, GPS watches, pace monitors (not used in conjunction with a listening device), medical kits and gel packs. Water belts, hydration packs (Camelbaks) and fanny packs are subject to search.
ATM Security Policy
I understand that the Army reserves the right to implement security policies that it deems necessary to ensure the safety and security of all runners and spectators at the race. In the event of any security policy change, there will be no refunds.
Access to the Start Line
Only registered runners with an official ATM race bib are allowed access to the Start Line. No exceptions.
Animals - Animals, except for guide dogs for persons with disabilities, are not allowed on the Pentagon Reservation.
Photographs - Please be advised that for security reasons, photographing of the Pentagon is prohibited.
Large Mile Markers and Digital Clocks - Located at every mile along the course.
Water Stations - Can be found at the Start, Finish and every two miles along the course.
Gatorade - Can be found every two miles along the course at the Water Stations.
Latrines- Can be found at the Start, Finish and every two miles along the course by the Water Stations
First Aid - Start, Finish (Pemberton Medical Tent Zone) and along the course provided by National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR MD) and 3rd Infantry Regiment.
To get you pumped and to keep you running "Army Strong", there are bands every two miles along the course. You will run to the sounds of The U.S. Army Band (TUSAB) at miles 2 and 4. When you hit mile 6 you will hear the very popular local high school Paul VI band. At mile 8 there is a special guest, local country recording artist the Sandy Point Band.
Pemberton Medical Tent
The Medical Tent was renamed after LTC Phillip D. Pemberton, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) Medical Center Brigade operations and training officer (S3). LTC Pemberton entered the Army April 20, 1979 and served the first three years as an enlisted soldier. LTC Pemberton and the staff at WRAMC were instrumental during the planning phase to support the Army Ten-Miler and coordinating the support from D.C. Fire and EMS and Arlington County Fire/EMS.
LTC Pemberton passed away on July 29, 2007 and in honor of his memory the area bears his name as a tribute for his support.
MG Eric B. Schoomaker, commander of the North Atlantic Regional medical Command commented, “He embodied selfless service and will be remembered for the many ways he subordinated his own ambitions and comfort to promote the welfare and safety of others.”