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“You will see many heartwarming stories such as elderly couples holding hands and walking the 10k,” and fathers pushing a child with disabilities in the full marathon, wrote one TripAdvisor reviewer.
The Marine Corps Marathon is an inspiring October race in which many contestants run with flags, and firefighters even run with full gear. The course takes you through several miles of Arlington and alongside Washington, D.C.’s grand architecture up close, with amazing views of the U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument around the halfway point.
It starts and finishes by Arlington National Cemetery at the Marine Corps War Memorial, the iconic 32-foot sculpture of soldiers hoisting the U.S. flag. Resting your running feet in Arlington makes a lot of sense. Book now!
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The Marine Corps Marathon is also known as the people's marathon. “Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, instead celebrating the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers.” For runners, this is one for your bucket list, if it's not already on there!
Author: Kathleen Murphy