DC Wirefly National Marathon
People from the greater Washington DC area, next march 24th 7AM will be your 2nd annual Wirefly National Marathon.The event is produced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. This is a very important event because the new course will start/finish at the historic RFK Stadium home of the Washinton Nationals (the former Montreal Expos) and will be USATF certified as a Boston qualifier. So this is a very important event for all those of you who runs and are looking to qualify for the upcoming Boston marathon. But even if you do not take part at the race itself, you should go there and support the runners and the wonderful organization. They need you to be there and without you the event will not be the same. By supporting them you will help the event become more and more important and eventually make it a must see and a tradition. And best of all, the registration is open right now!
All kinds of useful information are displayed on the very complete official website: news, route map, results, training advices and there is even a brend new team challenge for the Wirefly National Marathon. Nothing is left out on the website, everything you need to know is out there. This is also a very good reason to go visit the greater Washington area. Also on the website: press releases, video and news articles. A ton of important information like the schedule for road closures are also available so you won't get caught at the last minute in the traffic jams.
To qualify as a participant:
You must have previously completed:
- a marathon in 5:00 or
- a half-marathon in 2:30 or
- a ten-miler in 1:50 or
- a 10k in 1:05 or
- a 5k in 31 minutes or better (half-marathon only)
The event will be also an occasion to raise funds for many foundations such as the Special Olympics of the District of Columbia, Fort Dupont sports arena and Prince George Tennis & Education Foundation only to name a few.
Be there or be square!
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