NEWS Contact: Vicki Bendure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-687-3470 or
April 30, 20001 Reneé Brohard
SPRING DC MARATHON PROPOSED
ARLINGTON, VA -- A local entertainment company, H2O Entertainment
Group, has presented a plan to the Mayor's Event Task Force outlining
a proposed marathon to take place in Washington, DC on March 24, 2002.
The group has also met with the National Park Service to get their
blessing on a route which traverses some of the city's parkland.
The proposed route takes runners throughout all quadrants of the city
and starts at Memorial Bridge and ends at Freedom Plaza and is
currently undergoing certification by USA Track & Field. Once
certified, this course would also give Washington a certified course
to include in their bid for the Olympics.
The marathon has been scheduled to fall in between the Boston and Los
Angeles marathons so runners could participate in all three. It is
also scheduled 7 months after the Marine Corps Marathon so as not to
conflict with that race.
A follow-up meeting is scheduled with the National Park Service next
week and it is hoped that permitting will then begin. For information
on the Washington DC Marathon visit the web site at
www.WashingtonDCMarathon.com or call 703-528-8176.