As many of you may know, the lottery for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon took place a few weeks ago.
I ran Marine Corps in 2013 and I loved it. From the minute I started the race, I knew it wouldn’t be my only time running it.
I decided to enter the lottery for 2015 and did my best to convince my former MCM partner in crime, Christine, to join me. She wasn’t all that interested at first, but shortly before the lottery closed I received a text from Christine telling me that she couldn’t stop thinking about it and on a whim she entered last minute!
Well, as (my) luck would have it, of course Christine got in and I got the “sorry, but thanks for entering” e-mail.
I was disappointed, but decided to start looking into other fall marathons.
It’s been almost 2 weeks since the lottery was drawn and I’ve realized my heart was set on running Marine Corps again this year more than I had realized. After a awesome experience running it in 2013 and a great trip to Washington last year for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, I couldn’t stop thinking about another race trip to DC.
So…I’m excited to share this this October I’ll be running the Marine Corps Marathon in support of OAR – the Organization for Autism Research!
I’ll be beginning my fundraising soon and sharing more on why I chose this organization, but it was really important to me to support a cause that I have a personal connection to.
I’m so excited to be officially returning to Washington DC this fall for the 40th running of the Marine Corps Marathon – I’ve already been planning the whole trip in my head!