The annual Marine Corps Marathon is typically held the last Sunday in October. For 2014, it will be Sunday, October 26th. Come out and cheer them on as they run through Arlington and Washington, DC. There are five locations recommended for spectators. You can pick up a course map at the MCM Health & Fitness Expo by GE at the Walter Washington Convention Center between 9 and 7 on Saturday or at the information tents on race day.
Opening ceremonies will be held at the MCM Start Line on Route 110 in Arlington accessible on Metro’s blue/orange line at the Rosslyn or Pentagon Station. Metro will open at 5 AM and the race begins at 7:55 AM. After the start you can cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial in DC where you’ll be able to see runners at mile 11 and mile 16. If you head east on Constitution Avenue, past the Washington Monument to the National Mall you will be in a good position to see the runners at miles 18 and 19. From there take the Metro via the Smithsonian station and head back into Virginia on the Blue or Yellow line to Crystal City where you can see the runners at miles 22 and 23. There will also be live music and family activities. At the finish line near the Marine Corps War Memorial there will be bleacher seating. Take Metro’s blue line to Rosslyn or the MCM shuttle from 23rd Street in Crystal City.
The Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival will be held in Rosslyn from 8 to 4 PM with a family link up area, music, food samplings and a beer garden.
More spectator information is available at this site .