Stay in Alexandria for the Marine Corps Marathon

Planning to visit the Washington, D.C. area for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27, 2019? This year, Alexandria is your ideal home base for the race.

Alexandria is centrally located near the MCM Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, packet pickup and the start and finish lines. Just minutes away from Washington, D.C. by metrorail and National Harbor by water taxi, Old Town Alexandria's rich history, unbeatable dining and diverse shopping options guarantee to delight all. Regardless of if you're running in the Marine Corps Marathon or supporting a loved one, Alexandria is the perfect place to stay or visit.

Metrorail to the Race Take Metro from Alexandria to the start line or to other points in D.C. to watch the race. Take a ride ›
Getting Around Alexandria's close proximity to three major airports, AMTRAK and highways means getting here is easy. All Aboard ›
Top 8 Places to Carb Load Before the Big Race Find the top 8 restaurants for carb loading before the big race, with tips from local experts. Learn more ›
Top 5 Places to Run in Alexandria Alexandria offers both scenic and urban running routes that will be sure to get you motivated. Learn More ›
Things to Do Countless attractions and specialty tours await in Old Town Alexandria. Have Fun ›
Alexandria Restaurants Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria offer unforgettable meals in a beautifully historic and walkable setting. Bon Appétit ›
Bars & Pubs From tucked away and trendy cocktail bars to craft beer hotspots, here’s where to raise a glass with friends. Learn More ›
Calendar of Events From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music and holiday celebrations, Alexandria never stops buzzing. Learn More ›
Pacers Running Store Come in to the Alexandria running haven for a personalized assessment of your running footwear and gear needs. Get Your Gear ›
Getting Here Alexandria's close proximity to three major airports, four Metrorail stations, Amtrak and major highways makes it easy to get here and easy to get… Learn More ›


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