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George Washington’s Birthday Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 16 February, 2020

About George Washington’s Birthday Marathon

The George Washington's Birthday Marathon is an annual marathon in the United States that has been held nearly every February since 1962.


It is held each year on the Sunday of Presidents Day Weekend and is conducted by the DC Road Runners Club.

The race was originally held in Arlington, Virginia, but after a few years, it was moved to Beltsville, Maryland. Finally, it was relocated to Greenbelt, Maryland. The Greenbelt course started and finished at the recreation center of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and consisted of three loops around the Beltsville Agricultural Research Farm. When NASA permanently closed access between the rec center and Good Hope Road, the race start was moved to Duvall High School, and finally to the Greenbelt Youth Center. The race continues to consist of three loops on the farm.

The marathon course is USATF-certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Aid stations: 13 aid stations at approximately two-mile intervals. Water and Gatorade at all; PowerGel at many.

Maximum Time

Time limit: 6½ hours (equates to a 14:53/mile pace). Solo marathoners must begin the third loop by 2:15 pm.

Start:

Intersection of Woodland Way and NorthwayRoad

49-99 Woodland Way, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA

Finish:

14 Greenway Pl, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA

Difficulty

flat

Overview

Three-loop course through Greenbelt, Maryland and the U.S.D.A. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.