35,000 Participate in Army Ten-Miler (photos)
In perfect weather, 35,000 runners participated in the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday morning, Oct. 20. It is one of the largest 10-mile races in the world. The race started and finished at the Pentagon and extended to the National Mall.
According to organizers, the mission of the race is to promote the Army, build esprit de corps, support fitness goals and enhance community relations. Runners came from all 50 states as well as the District, though about two thirds were from the Washington metropolitan area. Sixty-three percent of the runners were affiliated with the military in some capacity, including more than 75 Wounded Warriors. All of the proceeds go to the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund. If the partial government shutdown had continued into this weekend, the course would have been altered to avoid federal land.
View our photos of the race from the 6-mile marker along Independence Avenue by clicking on the photo icons below.