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Marine Corps Marathon 2022

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The 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) takes place on Sunday, October 30th, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.  

The Marathon and the 50K Ultra take runners on a tour through the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. The Marine Corps Marathon is named the “Marathon of Monuments” as the course runs along many of the iconic national monuments of Washington, D.C.

The hub of all activity is the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, located at the DC Armory, Washington, DC, on Friday and Saturday. The MCM Kids Run; a 1-mile fun run, will be held on Saturday, October 29, and the finish festival offers activities for all runners and family in Rosslyn, VA on race day. 

The marathon is a mostly flat course and serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Book entries for the Marathon and the 50K online with your travel package. For more details about the MCM Kids Run please contact us.

 

 

 

What do you get with Destination Sport Experiences? 

Whether you are taking part in the MCM50K Ultra, MCM Marathon or 10K this is an exciting weekend for you, and your friends and family. Enjoy an atmosphere like no other in this bustling, vibrant city, which welcomes thousands of spectators and members of the local community each year. 

Destination Sport Experiences 2022 Marine Corps Marathon package includes the following: 

  • Your hotel in Washington DC for between 3 and 6 nights!
  • Hotel taxes 
  • Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi in hotel
  • Our hotel is centrally located close to the National Mall and White House. Race area is easily accessed within 30 minutes. 

GUARANTEED ENTRY

We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon, MCM 50 km or MCM 10km. You can buy the entry from Destination Sport Experiences if you also buy the accommodation package with us.

Your Itinerary

Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package. Washington DC has plenty to see and do so we recommend extra nights.

Friday 28 October, 2022 : Travel to Washington DC

Make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Washington DC today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. If you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for the room to be ready.

Your Hotel

The Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / Foggy Bottom. Meals are not provided but there are plenty of eating establishments in the local area.

What about my race bib collection?

All MCM race entries must be collected from race registration at the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, located at the DC Armory, Washington, DC which is approx. 35 minutes by train from your hotel.

Expo is open Friday & Saturday, opening times will be provided with your final documents and itinerary.

Saturday 29 October, 2022 : Preparation Day 

Race bib collection

If you didn’t collect your bib yesterday, please do so this morning. There is no possibility of bib collection on race day. 

The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Washington at your leisure. The White House and National Mall are 10 to 15 minutes’ walk away so you can sightsee without fear of being on your feet too much. Perhaps enjoy a swim in the hotel indoor pool or relax in the hotels lounge and bar area.

Sunday 30 October, 2022 : Race Day

How do I get to the race start?

The Start Line is uniquely situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery –a distinct reminder to runners that this is not just any marathon. From the Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / Foggy Bottom to the race start it is approx. 30 minutes’ via direct train. Detailed instructions will be provided with your final documents and itinerary.

On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials. 

The 2022 Marine Corps Marathon & MCM50K  

Whether you are taking part in the Marine Corps Marathon known as the “Marathon of Monuments” or the MCM50K, the largest Urban Ultra in the Nation you are going to have a wonderful and memorable experience. 

Your training is now done, the race is here and soon you will be wearing a well-deserved medal! 

Family and friends who did not enter the marathon?

You can travel by foot or public transport in your own time and pace to support and spectate along the race route. If you wish to meet at the finish you can easily do so.

Mission Accomplished!

All runners finish in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial where an awaiting Marine Corps lieutenant presents each finisher with a medal for the accomplishment of running 26.2 miles including the uphill climb to the finish. In recent years, the award winning medal design has reflected the Marine Corps' Eagle, Globe and Anchor icon. The presentation of the medal is regarded by most participants as the highlight of the MCM experience.  Runners are asked to have a photo taken in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial by the race official photographers, MarathonFoto. An option to purchase the photo as a souvenir will be available to you in the days following the race. After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!

How do I get to my hotel from the race finish?

It is approximately 30 minutes’ by train from the race finish area, utilising the same route but in reverse that you took this morning to get to the start.

Monday 31 October, 2022 : Departure or extension of stay

Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today, we ask that you check out of your room before 12 noon. 

We trust that you will have enjoyed your Marine Corps Marathon experience and wish you a pleasant journey home or onward to your next destination. 

Extend your stay

There is plenty to see in Washington DC so we hope that you extend your stay in Washington with us and/or we can arrange a stay in New York City, which is an easy 3 hours by train away. Please ask us for availability and options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Payments

When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here - USA travel advice

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events in the USA.

Conditions of Sale

Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package and we cannot sell to residents of USA.

Covid-19 restrictions and Race Rules

All race rules and procedures need to be followed. 

Please note that the race rules will be published on the race website. It is expected that runners must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, along with a form of identification that corresponds to their vaccine information, while picking up their race materials prior to race day or on site on race day. 

Full details can be found on:

https://www.marinemarathon.com/events 

Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon, 50K, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.

Location

Welcome to Washington!

Location

Washington DC is located in the north-eastern part of the United States of America. Washington DC is the capital city and has the 20th largest population in the US. It is the third most visited city in the USA and is home to US politics.

Time Zone

Washington is on Eastern Standard Time.

Local Laws

The drinking age in Washington Dc and throughout the United States is 21, and smoking is banned in public places throughout the city. This includes bars, restaurants, subways and taxis, and public parks and beaches.

Money

In Washington DC and throughout the United States, the US dollar is the standard currency. Credit cards are widely used and ATMS are plentiful.

Safety

Washington is now one of the safest cities in the US. As with any city, please exercise common sense and take reasonable precautions to protect your personal safety plus your belongings. Always make sure that you have adequate travel insurance, declare pre-existing medical conditions and make sure that your insurance covers you for all the activities that you will undertake whilst you are in the USA. Only ever use licensed taxis and if you are ever unsure it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your hotel concierge should be able to help you with any questions or concerns. A useful resource is 311, the city’s official government services and information hotline.

Visas

Please do not use any other website to apply for your ESTA other than the official website. You may face higher charges which aren’t always applicable visas. Fee for application should only be $14.00 USD.

Visitors to Washington from outside the United States need a visa to enter the country. The UK and other countries are part of a Visa Waiver programme called the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Before you travel to the US, you must have a Visa or an ESTA, otherwise you will not be able to travel. More information can be found here

US Customs and Border Protection

Waiting times at the US border can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on time of day, how many flights land at the same time plus any restrictions that might be in place. US customs officers are trained to be inquisitive and suspicious. All you can do to prepare is to have all your documentation handy. More information on what to expect can be found here

Phones

There are two ways to use your smartphone in the US: you can either roam on a UK-based SIM card or you can buy a new US-based SIM card upon your arrival in the States. Check with your network provider before you go as you might be able to pay a bit extra to have peace of mind without getting hit with a bill on your return.

Below we have listed some important phone numbers.

  • Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 911

Getting there

There are two main airports connected to Washington.

Washington Dulles International Airport 

Washington Dulles International Airport is located 25.6 miles from the centre of Washington

Car > Travel time by car to the city centre is around 35 minutes. There are over 10,000 car parking spaces at the airport and nine hire car companies. 

Taxi > Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal and a ride into DC will cost about $60-$70.

Bus and Metro > Washington Flyer offers a Silver Line Express Bus that drops off at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station about 15 minutes away. Silver Line Express Bus fare is $5 for one way and you can purchase tickets inside the airport at Arrivals Door 4.

Important! be aware journey times on public transport can vary and we recommend checking times before departure. Prices for the transports are subject to change.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just across the Potomac River in Virginia and is the closest airport to DC. Its only 4.4 miles to the centre!

Car > Travel time by car to the city centre is around 15 minutes. There are over 5000 car parking spaces at the airport and nine hire car companies. 

Taxi > DCA Taxis service Ronald Reagan airport and can be found outside each terminal. Cost for a taxi is around 15$ and DCA taxi’s will accept both cash and card. The journey to the centre of Washington should take around 15 minutes.

Metro >The Metro takes around 10 minutes and is direct from the airport. Tickets can be purchased at the machines located at all entrances to the Airport. The maximum fare to any station on the metrolink is $6.

Getting around the City

Apart from running, Washington is also great for walking. On foot you will really get a feel for the place and you’ll feel the buzz of this great city. If you are ever in a hurry or you need to travel a bit further, you can use the metro, buses or taxi’s. 

Bus > There are around 1400 buses running throughout Washington daily.

DC Circulator > The bus is $1 for all riders and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District. 

Bikes > There are two main bike rentals in Washington these are Unlimited Biking who offers rentals from two locations in DC, and Capital Bikeshare who have over 350 stations across DC.  Its fleet includes more than 3,000 bicycles, with access to bicycles 24 hours a day. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free, with each additional half hour incurring a fee.

Fun Facts

  • The state of Washington was named in honour of George Washington, the first U.S. president.
  • The first ever Starbucks was opened in Washington
  • There are underground tunnels beneath the Washington
  • Home to the White House to US presidents kept pet alligators
  • The Smithsonian Institution Museums boast a collection that includes nearly 138 million objects, works of art and specimens
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  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / Foggy Bottom

    515 20th Street NW Northwest Washington District of Columbia 20006

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    Prime location is essential and the Courtyard by Marriott does not disappoint.  Located on the George Washington University campus, situated near to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and a 10-minute walk away from Foggy Bottom rail station - you’ll have the city at your feet. 

    Nearby attractions include The White House, Lincoln Memorial and The Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial.  

    Rooms range from one bed King doubles to queen rooms with X2 queen beds. Executive King suites complete with sofa beds and city views are possible and subject to availability - please contact us for upgrade cost.  

    Breakfast is available to purchase with Starbucks coffee at the onsite restaurant ‘The Bistro.’  Dine indoors or outside on the spacious patio or venture out to the excellent variety of bars and eateries within a 10-minute walk. 

    The hotel has air-conditioning, FREE Wi-Fi and rooms come with a Smart TV so you can relax with some great entertainment. You’ll also find a fridge for your comfort and convenience and some rooms offer coffee making facilities.

    Wellness: Fitness suite and indoor pool available

    Digital Check-in + Digital Room Key 

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Indoor Pool
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • City Centre Location
    • Toilets/showers
    • On-site Catering

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