30 Sep '13, 7pm

The @Marine_Marathon and Army 10-miler will still go on in the event of a government shutdown

The two largest fall races in the Washington, D.C. area will be run as planned even if the federal government shuts down as of Tuesday. The Army 10-Miler, scheduled for October 20, and the Marine Corps Marathon , scheduled for October 27, would be largely unaffected by a potential government shutdown, spokespeople for both events told Runner's World Newswire . "It's not going to affect our race," said a spokesperson for the Army 10-Miler, which, with 22,065 finishers in 2012, was the second largest 10-miler in the United States. "Marine Corps Marathon staff is paid with non-appropriated funds," said Tami Faram, public relations coordinator for the marathon, which was the third largest marathon in the United States last year. "The race will go on." If Congress is unable to reach a budget agreement for the fiscal year that starts October 1, some federal workers will be furlo...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/races-will-go-on-in-the...

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