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Marine Corps Marathon announces 2014 course, interactive map

Marine Corps Marathon announces 2014 course, interactive map

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The folks at the Marine Corps Marathon have rolled out an interactive map of the marathon’s 2014 route, which includes three key course changes.

The course will still start on Route 110 in Arlington, Virginia, and finish at the Iwo Jima  Marine Corps War Memorial.

But this year’s course will send runners from Pennsylvania Avenue onto 1st Street Northwest, just below the Capitol at Mile 19. Then at Mile 23 in Crystal City, runners will encounter an out-and-back section along 12th Street South as it becomes Crystal Drive. The final change will be the new eastern approach to the Pentagon from the newly developed Long Bridge Drive.

Runners will toe the line on Oct. 26.

Still looking for a bib? The transfer program is open until Aug. 31. The new runner must pay a $40 transfer fee and must complete the transfer process by Sept. 3.

Or, skip the transfer process and run on a charity team. Find the list here.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .