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Marathon registration opens to public today

More than 500 people moved to register for the Marine Corps Marathon on Tuesday during a rally near the Pentagon, one day before general registration opens on the Internet.


Staff report
Posted : Wednesday Apr 30, 2008 6:28:11 EDT

The 11 a.m. rally at Pentagon Row, a series of shops a few blocks from the Pentagon, gave participants a chance to register a day early. More than 110 runners registered, with about 400 more taking codes that they can use to reserve a spot in the marathon until they register online, said Beth Johnson, a marathon spokeswoman.

An estimated 2,295 active-duty service members have already registered for the marathon, Johnson said. It will be held Oct. 26 in Arlington County, Va., and Washington, D.C.

Registration information is available at www.marinemarathon.com.