Welcome to the 2014 George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay ... Sunday, February 16, 2014
We are in the process of updating the entire web site. In the meantime, here is what you need to know to about our 2014 race.
Information For Runners:
Race Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014. Start time: 10:00 a.m. for all runners. (No "early start" this year.)
Course: Three-loop course through Greenbelt, Maryland and the U.S.D.A. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. USATF-certified, Boston Marathon qualifier. Course map here.
Relay option: three (or two) runners complete 9.7, 7.3 and 9.2 mile legs.
Aid stations: ten aid stations, at approximately the 2.4, 5.8, 7.9, 9.7, 13.2, 15.2, 17.0, 20.4, 22.5 and 24.3 mile points. Water and Gatorade at all; GU at many.
Comfort Stations: facilities available at aid stations (except for 2.4-mile).
Time limit: 6½ hours (equates to a 14:53/mile pace). Solo marathoners must begin the third loop by 2:15 pm.
|Sign-up Date ==>>||Through 12/31/2013||01/01 - 01/31/2014||02/01 - 02/16/2014|
|Relay Runners (each)||$22.50||$30||$37.50|
Other info: Entry fees include technical-fiber, long-sleeve shirt and post-race party. Solo marathoners get finisher medals. No cash refunds or deferrals to 2015. Registrations may be transferred for a small fee. We share roads with vehicle traffic; personal audio is strongly discouraged; keep the volume down if you must.
Registration: Open now at https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/gwbm
Information For Families and Friends:
Packet pickup: Saturday, February 15 from 4 pm to 8 pm or Sunday morning before the race, at the Greenbelt Youth Center (99 Centerway, Greenbelt MD). You may also leave small bags with us in the Multi-Purpose Room on Sunday. (Not responsible for personal property, etc., but you knew that.)
Accommodations: The Greenbelt Holiday Inn is our official race hotel. Please click here for a direct link to reservations; be sure to use group code "WBM".
Post-Race Festivities: hot food, beverages, entertainment and awards at the Greenbelt Youth Center. Hot showers (or cold, if you prefer) are also available in the Gym.
Get Involved: Volunteer!
We need lots of volunteers to put on this race, including course marshals, aid station personnel, food service at the post-race party, packet pickup and course set-up (on Saturday) and clean-up. If you'd like to help, please contact Alison Smith, the DCRRC Volunteer Coordinator. Note: for people running the 2013-14 DCRRC Snowball Series races, volunteering at the George Washington Birthday Marathon fulfills your volunteer requirement.
We're a non-profit organization that exists solely to support runners and running in the D.C. metropolitan area. Entry fees cover race expenses and a small contribution to our ongoing operations. When you run with us on President's Day weekend (or at other times), you're supporting the sport of road running, not lining corporate coffers.