Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Marathon
The United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, formerly known as the National Marathon, is an annual marathon and half marathon held in Washington, D.C. since 2006. The races take place entirely within Washington, D.C., and finish near RFK Stadium.
|Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Marathon|
|Primary sponsor||United Airlines|
|Course records||Men's: 2:20:45 (2018)|
Women's: 2:43:00 (2014)
|Official site||Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon|
The race is organized by Advance Publications' Ironman Group.
The marathon was started by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance in 2006.
In 2007, the National Marathon was sponsored by Wirefly, an online cell phone retailer.
In 2008, SunTrust Banks became the race's primary sponsor. The number of participants was limited to 8,000 in 2008.
The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
|Course map of full marathon in 2011|
|Course map of full marathon in 2019|
Both the marathon course and the half marathon course start on Constitution Avenue near the National Mall and finish near RFK Stadium. In addition, both courses are entirely contained within Washington, D.C.
The course for the inaugural race in 2006 was largely in Washington, D.C., with about 7 miles (11 km) located in Prince George's County, Maryland.
In 2007, the course was altered so that it was located entirely within the District of Columbia. The race in 2008 and thereafter passes through 6 of the District's 8 wards.
Among the beneficiaries of the marathon are Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Special Olympics District of Columbia, United For D.C., Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Washington Tennis & Education Foundation and Black History Invitational Swim Meet.
|Ed.||Year||Men's winner||Time||Women's winner||Time||Rf.|
|1||2006||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:30:55||Susan Graham-Gray (USA)||2:58:05|
|2||2007||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:26:35||Katie Blackett (USA)||2:44:57|
|3||2008||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:25:00||Myriam Grenon (CAN)||2:54:02|
|4||2009||Patrick Moulton (USA)||2:21:12||Jeannette Seckinger (USA)||2:48:41|
|5||2010||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:21:59||Krista Vrombaut (USA)||2:51:16|
|6||2011||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:23:01||Nadezhda Tuptova (RUS)||2:50:53|
|7||2012||Michael Wardian (USA)||2:26:35||Meghan Bishop (USA)||3:01:32|
|8||2013||Peter Lawrence (USA)||2:32:27||Ashley Olsen (USA)||2:53:28|
|9||2014||Adam Doherty (USA)||2:33:52||Nuța Olaru (USA)||2:43:00|
|10||2015||Patrick Moulton (USA)||2:32:54||Martha Nelson (USA)||2:55:31|
|11||2016||Alfredo Arévalo (GTM)||2:30:04||Martha Nelson (USA)||2:58:02|
|12||2017||Samuel Doud (USA)||2:26:57||Christie Wetzel (USA)||3:04:01|
|13||2018||Tyler Andrews (USA)||2:20:45||Rochelle Sceats-Basil (USA)||2:54:58|
|14||2019||Tyler Andrews (USA)||2:24:13||Katie Walter (USA)||2:59:54|
|2020||cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic|
- On 2020.03.11, Mayor Muriel Bowser pulled the permit for the 2020 edition of the race due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the race organizers announced the race's postponement the following day. The organizers later announced that the event would be rescheduled for 2020.11.07, but that the marathon distance would not be offered. Eventually, the race was cancelled altogether.
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- Clabaugh, Jeff (1 August 2011). "National Marathon gets Rock 'n' Roll theme". American City Business Journals, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2011.