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Marine Corp Marathon

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Marine Corp Marathon


Is anyone familiar with the start and suggest a hotel/hotels that are within walking distance to the start??

Thank you !

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1. Re: Marine Corp Marathon

In past years the start has been near the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop, with the marshalling area extending between there and the Pentagon. There are no hotels immediately next to these areas, but a few within a mile or two that are walking distance for anyone in shape enough to run 26.2. Hotels in Rosslyn, particularly those towards the south side of Rossyln, are probably the closest, and will definitely be the closest to where the finish line has been in the past (near the Iwo Jima memorial).

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2. Re: Marine Corp Marathon

It's easy to get to the start via metro, because everyone on it that early in the morning is a runner. The Arlington station is closed until 8:30 that morning, runners get off at Pentagon Station and then you can either take a bus or walk to the start line about a mile from the station. We walked, I think people that took the buses probably did so because it was so cold that early in the morning. So I would be more concerned about staying near the finish line, and Warthog is right, Rosslyn would be the closest hotels. The race ends at the Iwo Jima Memorial, but the finish festival, bathrooms and even the trucks to pick up your stored gear bags are all in Rosslyn. It's definitely crazy there that day, and the line to get back onto the metro in Rosslyn was super long. Since we were headed west to Ballston, we walked to Courthouse Square metro station and were able to get onto the metro with no problem, since most people are heading back into D.C. at that point.

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