Marine Corps Marathon weekend gets under way
Thousands of runners are in the Washington, D.C., area this weekend for the 34th Marine Corps Marathon.
The race gets under way Sunday with the wheelchair / hand cycle start at 7:50 a.m. near Arlington National Cemetery, with the main event to begin at 8:00.
This year's 10K has been moved from Arlington to the National Mall, and will begin at 8:05 a.m.
At Friday's press conference, speakers included longtime race director Rick Nealis and the race's official starter, talk-show host and Marine Corps veteran Montel Williams. Hear what they had to say here:
Stripes.com will feature coverage of the race on Sunday.