Local Activities | March 11, 2014
Runners will be taking over the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., from March 13th to March 15th for the National Marathon. The marathon has been renamed to the Suntrust Rock n Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Rock n Roll USA or DC Rock n Roll Marathon for short. This race is one of the many Rock n Roll marathon and half marathon races that take place throughout the world in cities such as Dublin, Vancouver and Cleveland every year. The Rock n Roll Marathon mixes great music (of all styles) with health, fitness and running. A Health & Fitness Expo affiliated with the Rock n Roll Marathon is being held March 13th and 14th at the DC Armory at 2001 E. Capitol Street SE. Marathon race participants must pick up their race packets, gear bag and t-shirt at the Health Expo. The Health and Fitness Expo is a free event with over 70 vendors and exhibitions on the latest in health and fitness, including fitness attire, trends and nutritional information. Race day is Saturday, March 15th. There is a full 26.2 mile marathon as well as a 13.6 half marathon course. Both marathons start on Constitution Ave at 14th St NW. Runners will take a route past many of Washington D.C.’s famous monuments and sites as well as run through a majority of our capital’s neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Kalorama, and Poplar Point. Every mile of the course will have live musical performances. Music is the heart of the Rock n Roll Marathon and the music helps to keep up the spirits of the runners, staff and spectators of the race. There will be all types of bands from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues and soul along the race route. At the end of the race, there is a Finish Line Festival Concert with headliners, The Head and the Heart, starting at 10:45am. The Rock n Roll Marathon series supports many charities including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Boot Campaign for our nation’s military. Good Luck to the runners and participants in this year’s full and half Rock n Roll Marathon!