09/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2021 09:15
This year's Army Ten-Miler race will no longer be an in-person event and instead will take place virtually, the Army Military District of Washington announced Sept. 13.
Due to 'rising COVID-19 case rates and the addition of the Delta variant,' race officials determined that an in-person event presented too many risks to staff, participants and spectators, officials said.
'The safety and health of ATM participants remains our top priority,' officials said. 'While we had hoped that COVID-19 conditions would allow runners to gather in person this year, the risks remain too great at this time.'
The virtual Army Ten-Miler is now scheduled for Oct. 10 to Nov. 29, and registration is still open. Runners can use the code 'B2S' at checkout to receive 10% off.
This will be the second year the Army Ten-Miler will be held virtually. The 2020 in-person race also was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who registered for this year's in-person race will be transferred to the virtual race and receive a $30 credit for the 2022 event. Runners who bought tickets to the pasta dinner event, scheduled for Oct. 9, will receive refunds or credit, the Army said.
The Army had been planning for an in-person Army-Ten Miler of up to 12,000 runners. It was scheduled to take place at the Pentagon on Oct. 10, one day before the Association of the U.S. Army's 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. AUSA is a founding and co-lead sponsor of the race.