Marine Corps Marathon Washington
Marine Corps Marathon Washington
The course of the Marine Corps Marathon takes runners on a journey through the nation’s capital. The course will showcase the best of Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The route starts in Arlington, Virginia, and winds its way through Rosslyn along Lee Highway before turning on Spout Run and the George Washington Parkway. After crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown, runners will be on familiar territory through the District of Columbia. The course returns to the Palisades Community for a scenic view of Canal Road, and returning to Georgetown. Afterwards, runners pass the Jefferson Memorial before entering the National Mall and pass numerous monuments, memorials and landmarks, such as, the Lincoln, Franklin D Roosevelt, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran’s memorials, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. Runners continue along Jefferson Drive and cross the 14th Street Bridge back to Virginia.
For the last 10K runners will venture to Crystal City, return past the Pentagon and finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial.
It is truly a beautiful course and aptly nicknamed “The Marathon of the Monuments.”
If you dont want to run the full Marathon – why not take part in the Marine corp 10k ?
Marine Corp 10k Runners ages 10 and up are invited to participate in MCM10K. Beginning just minutes after marathon runners begin their event, MCM10K runners will take their mark. After the start gun fires, they will quickly meet up with the MCM course and even cross the legendary MCM Finish Line at the Marine Corps War Memorial.
For more information regarding the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon and 10k, you can also visit the official website
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Things to do in Washington!
Whilst in the famous city of Washington, the capital city of the United States of America, why not take in some of the famous monuments and surrounding areas. Washington has many attractions that’s are free of charge and can be done on foot, alongside organised sightseeing tours.
Why not visit one of the many former US president memorials, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial or the Jefferson Memorial.
Stand outside the oldest Federal building in the United States, the White House, home of the US President during the day or when the building is lit up at nights – a fantastic building to see. Take your camera with for a fantastic shot over the immaculate lawns, you never know who you may see!
Head over to one of the many museums in Washington including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum or the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You will also be able to visit the World War II Memorial, Tidal Basin, Washington Monument, Holocaust Memorial and the Building of Engraving and Printing.
Take a trip to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Board a boat for a diner cruise along the Potocmac River, taking in views of the cities most famous monuments as you pass under historic bridges.
There is so much to see during a busy marathon weekend.
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