FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS Contact: Vicki Bendure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-687-3360 or
June 19, 2001 Reneé Brohard
NEW WASHINGTON DC MARATHON GETS PERMITTING
Internet Registration Begins on Tuesday, June 26
ARLINGTON, VA -- Washington, DC Emergency Management Services and the
National Park Service have approved permitting of a new marathon to be
held on March 24, 2002, and final logistics are in the process of being
An initial route was certified by the USA Track & Field but has
undergone slight modifications at the request of the National Park
Service. The revised route is undergoing the certification process. 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 Washington, DC Marathon web site (www.washingtondcmarathon.com) will
be open for online registration on Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 9 AM ET.
The marathon has been scheduled to fall in between the Boston and Los
Angeles marathons. It is also scheduled 7 months before the Marine Corps
Marathon so as not to conflict with that race.
For additional information on the Washington DC Marathon visit the web
site at www.washingtondcmarathon.com.
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