Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 SunTrust National Marathon, Washington, D.C.

Spring is here, and it's time for the 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon in Washington. These races, which coincide with the opening of one of the most festive occasions in the nation's capital: the opening of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

The 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon take place March 29th. Check the official details page for starting times, locations, the event schedule, how to get there by Metro, and more.

For more info:
2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon course maps: You can find a course map, elevation profile, and turn-by-turn description of the course, and even a video in which the race director describes the race course.

National Marathon street closures (make sure you read this!)

The Metro will be starting service early (5 a.m.) to help get runners to the race. The National Marathon race organizers say on the site, "The Start Line is accessible via the Stadium-Armory Metrorail Station, which is on the Blue and Orange lines."

Between the race, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the usual sights in D.C., it'll be a great day and weekend to be in the nation's capital!

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