Marine Corps Marathon: Spectator’s Guide

On the weekend of October 30, we traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Marine Corps Marathon.

Looking Strong

Aside from the fun times and fast runs and general weekend glee, I came away from this race with the thought that it’s not really a good one for novice marathon watchers.

At first blush, it would seem that this is an excellent race for spectators: you’re in the District and it’s a loopy sort of course so you can see your runners several times; there’s the Metro system for access to and fro; and there’s all the things to see and do surrounding the race.

However, these items actually exacerbate the situation (in my opinion) and cause some unintended headaches for the spectators.

What are these headaches you ask? I’m glad you did, because I’m going to torture you by saying “I’m not telling!” At least not yet.

This should be taken as a blog-post alert. The draft is drafty right now, and not yet complete. As I’ve been blog-silent for a bit, I thought I’d put this up to let you know that I’m not dead.

So look for a post illustrating my points mentioned above.

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