US Marine Corps War Memorial [#41]
The day has finally arrived. All those mornings of training, all those sacrifices. Racing comes with pain, frustration, agony, but also accomplishment and satisfaction. For many runners, making it to the start line is as important as the race itself.
The Marine Corps Marathon, aka “The People’s Marathon,” is an established tradition in Washington DC. Every year since 1976, thousands of people have taken part in the event, strengthening the claim that DC is the fittest city in America. The MCM is one of several races in the area. Some highlights are the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, and even the High Heel Drag Queen Race!