Army 10-Miler course re-routed due to government shutdown

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The Army 10-Miler has become the most recent victim of the government shutdown, according to ARLnow, a blog in Arlington, Va.

The blog reported today that the course for Sunday’s 35,000-person race has been re-routed to cover more distance in Arlington to avoid National Park Service land.

“Runners will now double back on Route 110, heading southbound before crossing the 14th Street HOV bridge into D.C.,” the blog said, citing Lt. Dave Green of the Arlington County Police Department Special Operations Section. The group coordinates road closures for large events.

Shaunteh Kelly, media chief for the event, could not be reached for comment.

This is the 29th year for the event.