This week’s training run is on Saturday, October 10th at Columbia Island Marina, Vandana and Sundar will be the coaches.  Please note that starting this week, the training runs will start at 8 AM.
PLEASE sign-up for each training run. Please click on the following link and enter your information. Please Sign Up by Thursday (10/8) at Noon.
Social safety requirements:
  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet should be practiced at all times.
  • Face masks must be worn for the arrival, initial announcements, and any post run conversations.
  • Face masks are optional during the run as long as at least 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained.
  • If more than 10 people are present, the coaching staff will split the participants into groups of less than 10 to provide initial announcements and course information.
  • All participants must bring their own food and drink and no sharing is permitted.
  • Runners must maintain at least a 6 foot social distance during the run and may run only in well-spaced groups of no more than 3.
Starting Time: Run starts at 8:00 AM.
Meeting Point: We will meet in the parking lot of Columbia Island Marina, accessible from the GW Parkway southbound, between Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge.

There is plenty of parking at the Marina.

Beware that you can only get into the entrance safely from the north. If you come onto the Parkway from Alexandria, or from the 14th Street Bridge, you will need to ride the spaghetti ramps near Memorial Bridge until you find the exit for "Alexandria - Reagan National Airport -Parkway South"

Location: Please click here for directions to Columbia Island Marina.

Distance: The scheduled distance is 12 miles for Full Marathon trainees and 8 miles for the Half Marathon trainees.
Full marathoners (12 miles) will run out of CIM and turn north on Mount Vernon Trail to go upriver. We will run 1 mile and turn around at Memorial Bridge and run south towards Alexandria staying on the Mount Vernon Trail. We will run to Canal Center Plaza in Alexandria and turn around and return to CIM.
Half marathoners (8 miles) will run out CIM and turn south to go downriver on the Mount Vernon Trail.  You will run to Marina Drive where the 2nd aid-station will be and turn around and return to CIM.
Click here for the 8 mile route map  
Aid stations: We will have an Aid Station at the end of Gravelly Point Parking lot. The 2nd Aid Station will be at the Half Marathon turn around @ Dangerfield Island. 

MCC News: Please check out the MCC Training Page for weekly articles and tips.
Weekly Articles:

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Host Charity: IQRAA

Next week: Next Saturday, October 17th, the training run will start from Bluemont and the host charity will be MarrowMinded. The coach will be Kevin.