Sunday, April 25, 2010

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon - September 19, 2010

I've done 2 Marine Corp Marathons and I typically would run the Army Ten Miler a couple weeks before the Marathon to prepare and train myself for running in a tight crowd and gaining discipline to not weave and just pace myself.  This year the ATM is the week prior to the Marine Corp Marathon, which means it would be a little tough to do both races this year.  The good news is that Pacers - in combination with Endurance Enterprises LLC, Premier Race Management Company, and National Harbor are planning to put on a great Half-Marathon a little over a month before the Marine Corps and New York City Marathons on September 19th.  I can't think of a better race to use as a prep race, and Woodrow Wilson will be capped at 4,000 runners so act now before it fills up.  More information after the jump!

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon covers the very same first nine miles of the beautifully scenic and rolling George Washington Parkway Classic. Then the course gets challenging as you go up and over the bridge and meet the "Rude Awakening".
Start time at 7:30 am at the historic Mount Vernon.

Buses will transport runners from National Harbor to Mt. Vernon for the race start.

Limit 4,000 starters.

Technical t-shirts to all registrants and attractive commemorative medals for all finishers. Age group awards and prize money to be determined.

National Harbor is the premiere lifestyle destination in the D.C. Metro Area. Built on a scale rarely seen, it is an exciting, sprawling community that includes many fine restaurants, unparalleled shopping, stunning office space and lavish residences. The property also features magnificant glass-enclosed Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the largest hotel in the Washington, D.C. area. National Harbor brings together recreation, work, living and entertainment in a way that will forever change the landscape of the urban lifestyle.

As a destination unto itself, National Harbor welcomes 12 million annual visitors and local area residents, offering easy access to the city and all the metropolitan area has to offer by car, ferry, metro and buses. Its proximity to historic Old Town Alexandria makes a sidetrip to this quaint destination across the Potomac River as easy as a 20-minute ferry.

For more information on this race click here
Click here to register

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