Marine Corps Marathon
Garmin FR 410
Garmin FR 405CX
Garmin FR 405
Garmin FR 305
Garmin FR 405
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Marine Corps Marathon, 26.2-mile course is one of the largest marathons in the US (4th largest actually), with 30,000 participants and the eighth largest in the world with runners from more than 50 participating countries. The run is held in Arlington, VA and is popularly known as ‘The People’s Marathon”. The course, which varies slightly from year to year, is certified by USA Track and Field.
Website: Marine Corps Marathon | Oct 27, 2013
The 38th MCM will open registration online at noon EST on Wednesday, March 27 at www.marinemarathon.com. Runners around the world are poised for the public opening of 30,000 entries for “The People’s Marathon,” which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Arlington, VA, and throughout the nation’s capital. You can register on the official website of Marine Corps Marathon. Individual entry fee is $99.
Course / Route Map
The USATF certified route starts in Arlington, VA, and winds its way through Rosslyn along Lee Highway before turning on Spout Run and the George Washington Parkway. After crossing Key Bridge into Georgetown, runners turn toward the Palisades Community when the course follows Canal Road, up to the reservoir and down MacArthur Boulevard. The course guides runners down popular M Street in Georgetown. Runners will turn on Wisconsin Avenue and then K Street.
The course passes the Kennedy Center and takes runners into Hains Point at the halfway point of the race. The MCM course continues pass the “Guantlet” at the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. Runners continue along Jefferson Drive and turn onto 14th Street to “Beat the Bridge” at Mile 20 before returning to Virginia.For the last 10K runners will venture to color and energy of Crystal City, pass the Pentagon and charge the hill to the finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial.