Army Ten-Miler

The Pentagon
Washington, DC 22202

Running > 10 Mile

Event Description

Race Day - October 11, 2020 - Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Before You Arrive
No backpacks or gym bags are allowed at the Army Ten-Miler (ATM). Be sure to review the complete security information for the Pentagon and race course before you arrive on race day! 

No race parking is allowed at the Pentagon. However, runners and spectators may park in one of two nearby parking garages before walking to the Pentagon South Lot: 

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (paid parking)
Opens: 5 a.m.
Entrance locations: 850 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
and 955 15th Street South, Arlington, VA.
*Located across the street from the Pentagon

Crystal City parking garage (free parking)
Opens: 6 a.m.
Entrance location: 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.
*Located a half mile’s walk from the Pentagon

Race Rules & Security
Welcome to the 35th Annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM). The 10-mile road race starts and finishes at the Pentagon with a scenic course through Washington, D.C.

The ATM team wants to make sure every runner has a memorable ATM experience. In order to keep operations running smoothly, there are a few rules and policies you need to know before showing up at the race. 

Race Day Policy 
The race takes place rain or shine. No deferments. No race day packet pick-up. Entry fees are non-refundable.

ATM uses the IPICO-timing system to time and score runners. Every runner's race time starts when he/she crosses the start line so no worries if it takes three minutes to get to the start.

Runners must cross the start, 10k and finish timing mats to receive an official race time and results. All runners must maintain a 15-minute mile pace or better, complete the entire course, and finish the race in 2 hours, 30 minutes to receive an official race time and results.

Slower participants will be turned at 14th Street and Independence Avenue and will not be allowed to complete the entire course. Anyone not completing the entire course will not receive an official race result.

Scoring ends at 11:30 a.m. and the finish line will close at 11:30 a.m.

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 take a firm position on handing off race bib numbers due to liability issues and the adverse impact on scoring, results and awards.

Race Security 
Security Policy 
All runners/spectators entering any Army Ten-Miler (ATM) checkpoint are subject to search at all times. Those failing to comply will be denied access. Those refusing to leave will be turned over to Pentagon Police for escort off Pentagon property.

ATM reserves the right to implement security policies that it deems necessary to ensure the safety and security of all runners/spectators for the race. In the event of any security incident/crisis response, runners and spectators will follow instructions from first responders (law enforcement/security, fire, and ambulance).

Access to the start line: only registered runners (no spectators) with an official race bib are granted access to the start line. All runners are subject to search (no exceptions).
Access to race festivities: spectators/runners are subject to search (no exceptions).

PROHIBITED ITEMS on race course:

Backpacks (of any type/size)
Personal music devices (headphones, earbuds, MP3 players, iPods, etc.)
Edged weapons/cutting devices
Firearms of any kind
Explosive/flammable/combustible items, materials or devices
Aerosol sprays (pepper or mace)
Strollers or baby-joggers
Inline or quad roller skates, skateboards or bicycles
Pets/animals (except disability or service canines)
Glass containers or bottles
Vulgar or obscene flags/banners/signs or clothing/attire

AUTHORIZED ITEMS on race course:

Fanny packs
Mobile phones
Heart rate or pace monitors
Watches (to include GPS or pace)
Small medical kits
Gel packs
Water bottles or water belts
Stand-alone hydration systems
Headphone Policy

The use of personal music devices is prohibited at the ATM. Running headphone-free allows you to stay alert to your surroundings. Besides the sounds of thousands of feet hitting the pavement, there are bands playing loudly at miles 2, 4, 6 and 8. Cheering Soldiers, volunteers and spectators also provide motivation. Please leave your headphones and earbuds at home or in garment check.

Runner safety is our number-one priority!


PROHIBITED ITEMS at the Pentagon:

Backpacks (of any type/size)
Edged weapons/cutting devices
Firearms of any kind
Explosive/flammable/combustible items, materials, or devices
Aerosol sprays (pepper/mace)
Pets/animals (except service and assistance canines)
Glass containers or bottles
Coolers of any size
Vulgar or obscene flags/banners/signs or clothing/attire

AUTHORIZED ITEMS at the Pentagon:

Mobile phones and personal digital assistants
Strollers & infant bags
Bicycles (must be walked)
Still/video cameras and recorders (photography of the Pentagon building is prohibited)
Service and assistance canines
Course Support 
Cell Phones – allowed on the course.

Medical Services and Spotters – every .5 miles.

Law Enforcement and Course Marshals – monitor the entire course.

Mile Markers and Digital Clocks – located every mile along the course.

Gatorade – located along the course at the water stations

Water Stations and Latrines – located at the start, finish, and every two miles along the course.

First Aid – at the start, finish, and along the course.

Course Entertainment
To get you pumped up and running "Army Strong," there are bands positioned every two miles along the course. You will run to the sounds of The U.S. Army Band (TUSAB) at miles 2 and 4, the popular local high school Paul VI band at mile 6, and area country recording artist the Sandy Point Band at mile 8.

Finish Line

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 (ATM) and coordinating the support from D.C. Fire and EMS and Arlington County Fire and EMS.

LTC Pemberton passed away on July 29, 2007, and in honor to 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.”

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