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Marine Corps Marathon to be Held Oct. 26



    Marine Corps Marathon to be Held Oct. 26
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    In this photo from 2010, a couple watch the runners on the National Mall during the Marine Corps Marathon. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    The 39th Marine Corps Marathon will be held Oct. 26. The event, one of the Washington area's premier road races and the third-largest marathon in the United States, celebrates military service.

    The 26.2-mile course begins in Arlington, Va. and runs through the nation's capital from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol, before finishing at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

    The race has earned an affectionate nickname: "The People's Marathon."

    Entrants had to enter a lottery this year for tickets, and registration is complete. However, there are many opportunities for volunteers and well-wishers.

    For more information, visit the Marine Corps Marathon website.