Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Upcoming Marathon - Marine Corps

This Sunday, October 30, will be the 36th running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C.  I have not run this one, but friends who have say it's pretty special.  Called "The People's Marathon" (it is said to be the largest marathon that does not offer prize money), they take you by site-seeing favorites such as the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown...    and Marines man the aid stations for added spectator support.  They tell me the course is quite hilly with an extremely steep hill just before the finish.  Always a popular race, this year they have around 30,000 entrants. 

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