Marine Corps Marathon - Tent Information

DCRRC is excited to partner for the fourth year in a row with an amazing charity, Hope For The Warriors. They are gracious enough to share their space with us on Charity Hill.

Arrival Time and Location:

The tent will open at 6:00 a.m. Access to the Hope For The Warriors tent is through a Marine check point located at N. Meade Street (the road that leads to the back of Fort Myer/Arlington Cemetery).  The Marines will be checking bags. Let the sentry know you are with Hope For The Warriors.

Transportation, Parking, Drop Off: 

MetroRail opens at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rosslyn Metro station is the easiest for Iwo Jima – Charity Hill – about a 15 minute walk.

DROP OFF – another option – you can have loved ones drop you off on the Virginia side near Iwo and you can walk in.  Possible drop off locations include Clarendon Blvd and Arlington Blvd at one of the cross streets - Queen, Pierce or Oak Street.

Tent Details: 

The tent will be stocked and ready for you any time after 6:00 a.m.  It will have ample room for you, coaches, and family members who might want to wait for you to finish.  Breakfast and lunch will be available (coffee, bagels, candy, water, drinks, snacks, and pizza for the lunch time crowd….). We will have massage therapists for all, and if you opt for a message, it is always nice to leave a tip, so remember to bring some money!  There will be shelving in the tent so that you can leave your bag without it sitting on the damp ground.  Please use the clear bag the Marine Corps Marathon issues you with your bib and goodies ... nothing opaque for security reasons.  Near the tent will be clean, no-line porta-potties - for that last minute stop or a change after the race…So bring warm clothes to change into.  The tent will have tables, chairs, lighting, electricity and anything else you might need in an emergency.


Hope For The Warriors is always looking for volunteers to man the tent, clean up or help out.  So if your loved one wants to wait and help with the tent while you’re out “running crazy”, that’s ok too.  Hope For The Warriors will have 9 combat-wounded service members who are awesome; talk to them and hear their stories, and about 120 who are running for the charity.


Since the Charity Village is so close to the start, you can easily stay in the tent until nearly 10 minutes before race start and keep warm!  

Please email Katie Madison with questions.


October Happy Hour and Bunion Derby Awards

Ready for our monthly happy hour?  We’re headed to Rock Bottom in the Ballston Mall for food and drinks on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM. The club provides the food.  We’ll be celebrating another great Bunion Derby Series of races and giving out the Bunion Derby awards! We will also celebrate those great Chicago and MCM finishes and start trading Fall marathon race stories. We look forward to seeing you 


Upcoming Races

DC Road Runners has a great slate of fall races.


Arlington Academy of Hope 5K

November 1, 2014

Kinhaven 5K

November 23, 2014


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Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler

November 27, 2014

A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the 39th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot is the Mid Atlantic's premiere Turkey Trot. With over 6,000 runners, and some of the fastest elite runners on the east coast, as well as stroller and dog divisions, the Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning.

Jingle Bell Run
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

December 6, 2014

Click here for more info and to register

Bread Run 10K

December 7, 2014

Join DC Road Runners for the first race of the 2014-15 Snowball Series, and simply a great event where nearly every runner wins a loaf of home made bread.

Gar Williams Half Marathon

December 14, 2014

As featured in Runners World as the least expensive half marathon in the country, the second Snowball Series race is a great start to winter training with a great spread of warm bagels, coffee, hot chocolate, Nutella and other goodies.



2014 Bunion Derby Final Results

The 2014 Bunion Derby Results are now final. 

Congratulations to all our winners, those placing in the top 3 and all participants.  Also, many thanks to our race directors and volunteers that helped put on another great summer racing series.  There will be a Bunion Derby Awards Ceremony on October 30 as part of the October DCRRC Happy Hour at the Rock Bottom Brew Pub in the Ballston Mall.  Mark your calendars and look for details in the coming week.  

Questions on Bunion Derby scoring to Rich


Upcoming Events

Arlington Academy of hope 5K
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014, @8:00am
Board Meeting
Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014, @7:00pm
On Eagles' Wings 10K
Tue, Nov 11th, 2014, @9:00am
2014 Kinhaven 5K
Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014, @9:00am
Alexandria Turkey Trot
Thu, Nov 27th, 2014, @9:00am

The DC Road Runners Club is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and are also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.