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This week’s training run is on Saturday, July 10th, at Columbia Island Marina starting at 7 AM.  The coaches will be Vandana and Sundar. 

Sign Up: PLEASE “sign-up” for each training run. Please click on the following link and enter your information. Please Sign Up by Thursday (7/8) at Noon.
 
Hydration:  Please ensure you hydrate througout the week and ensure that you carry fluids with you for the run.  
 
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"
 

For Google Map directions, please click here
 
Starting Time: Run starts at 7:00 AM.  

Distance: The scheduled distance is 12 miles for marathon trainees, 6 miles for the Half-Marathon trainees.

Course:  
 
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 : (6 miles) will run north on MV trail and turn around at Memorial Bridge, then run south to Gravelly Point Aid Station which will be the turn around.
 
Here is a link for the Half Marathon route.   
 
Aid stations: We will have an unmanned Aid Station that will be at the end of Gravelly Point Parking lot which will also serve as the turnaround point for the half marathoners.  The 2nd Aid Station will be at Canal Plaza at the full marathon turn around point. 

We have articles posted for the week that may interest you.  The links are as follows:

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

Host Charity:  IQRAA

Next week: Next Saturday, July 17th, the training run will start from Carderock and the host charity will be TASSC.  The coaches will be Satya and Subhash.