2016 Marine Corps Marathon

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People's Marathon - October 30th. Let's do this.

They changed the course this year (cursory look shows a longer section west of the Potomac and shorter section east of the Potomac, cutting out the second biggest hill in the process) and opened the start a little longer due to metro not opening until 7AM this year. There is a little more headache than usual, so if people want to coordinate travel efforts, please note it in the comments.

I find the website rather annoying to navigate, so I'll post some pertinent info here.

Expo is at Gaylord National Resort (201 Waterfront Street) at National Harbor.

Friday, October 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For transportation to the Expo, free roundtrip shuttles will run from Eisenhower (Yellow), Branch Avenue (Green) and Van Dorn (Blue) Metro stations to the Gaylord National Resort from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Bring your eCard from the registration page.

Race begins at 7:55AM.

Runner's Village is in the Pentagon North Parking Lot. Shuttles to the village run from Crystal City, National Harbor, and Ronald Reagon Building or Ballston. Metro to Pentagon (Blue/Yellow) is available, but metro does not run until 7AM that morning. To make accommodations for the late metro open, the start will remain open until 8:55AM.

Self corralling for MCM, so get there early if you want to be corralled correctly. Pace teams are available 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, and 5:30.

Plan your race strategy accordingly:
Course map is here:
http://www.mcmlocator.com/map (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mcmlocator.com%2Fmap&h=IAQGno9B9)

Elevation profile -

Water stations are around-
Mile 2 (after)
Mile 5 (after)
Mile 6 (before)
Mile 8 (before)
Mile 9 (after)
Mile 11.5
Mile 14.5
Mile 16 (before)
Mile 17.5
Mile 20 (after)
Mile 21.5
Mile 23 (before)
Mile 25 (after)

Food around -
Mile 8 (before) - oranges
Mile 11 (after) - Clif Shots
Mile 17 (after) - Jelly Belly Sport Beans
Mile 22.5 - Animal Crackers