The 27th annual Army Ten-Miler will have slightly different start and finish lines.
Race officials announced Monday that the 2011 running event scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, will still begin and finish at the U.S. Pentagon. This year, however, runners will start on Route 110 and end at the Pentagon North parking lot, where post-race festivities will be held.
With 30,000 people expected to participate, the Army Ten-Miler has implemented a so-called "3 Wave Start" to ease congestion at the starting line.
This is the third largest 10-mile running event in the world and one of the most scenic.
“During the ATM, runners and spectators alike will have the opportunity to view majestic monuments, national memorials and stately museums all wonderfully lining the ATM race course. ... The Pentagon, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Arlington National Cemetery are just some of the highlights that will be seen come race day,” according to the organizers’ press release. Runners will also see the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the Mall.
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