The Marine Corps Marathon, managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, is the fourth largest marathon in the US and the ninth largest in the world.
Hosted annually, the 48th Marine Corps Marathon took place on October 29, 2023 and was set on a scenic course that started halfway between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. The course took participants through Rosslyn before journeying into Georgetown and the National Mall, covering 26.2 miles until the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The marathon attracted 30,000 runners and thousands of spectators from around the world.
Providing safety and security for an event of this size was a top priority for Marine Corps Marathon organizers as well as the event’s law enforcement partners.