|The 2010 Army 10-Miler winner. Credit: Steve Sanderson|
The Army Ten-Miler is one of the District's most popular races and with its 30,000 runners, it's earned the distinction of being the third largest 10-mile race in the world and the U.S. Army's premier event (according to this 2010 information). But those 30,000 spots go fast. They were gone in 6 days in 2009, 35 hours in 2010 and then had a new registration process in 2011 that didn't make these bibs quite as hard to come by.
Question is: how quickly will those spots disappear in 2012? Registration for the October 21 race opened at midnight eastern time on Tuesday, May 15, and six hours or so later, more than 21,000 spots were already claimed. I actually thought more would be taken, but when the October 28 Marine Corps Marathon registration closed in two hours, I can only assume that all of D.C. is running that and not using the Army 10-Miler as a shake-out dress rehearsal.
We'd love to hear your best guess as to when the 2012 Army Ten-Miler will shut down registration. Will the remaining 8,000-plus slots be gone before the day is out?
Photo grabbed from US Army Africa at flickr, taken by Steve Sanderson, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs.