Today, nine MPH athletes will take to the start of the 35th running of the Marine Corps Marathon, fulfilling their commitment and finishing the journey they began in May. Neil A., Kris C., Jenn J., Jen M., Alex M., Thomas M., Christy P., Leota T. (10k) and Jeff W. are the few and the proud, indeed.
A few weeks ago, T began organizing our cheering section. Clear your schedules and join us to view and support our athletes. Just like every day at MPH, we will be there from the first finish to the last. Here is her team’s plan for today:
Meet at MPH at 715a and walk to mile 10—behind the Lincoln Memorial along Ohio Drive SW (probably the south side of Ohio Drive SW, but we won’t be sure until we get there).
- After the runners pass that location, we will walk to the northwest corner of the USDA North Building (Jefferson & 14th Streets SW), near mile 20.
- After that, we’ll hop on Metro’s and head to Rosslyn for the finish at the Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial. At the finish, there are alphabetized banners for families and friends to meet their runners. We will ultimately congregate at the “M” banner.
- Things you can bring: signs (if you want to make them on your own), red, black and yellow balloons, and snacks and water for yourselves. And, wear your MPH t-shirts!
John will be at the finish line with the business phone for the entire day, so if you get lost in the crowd, give him a call or send a text.
MPH Running Workout #48
run 26.2 miles