<h1>Abebe Bikila Day International Peace Marathon & Half</h1>

18th Abebe Bikila Day
International Peace Marathon & Half

Saturday, September 14, 2024
8:00 AM full marathon, 9:00 AM half marathon
Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road, Washington DC

  • Invitation:
    • Perfect for experienced runners, charity trainees, and first-timers
    • Open to anyone who can finish within 6 hours
    • Limited to the first 350 entrants

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  • Our finisher's medal features Abebe Bikila breaking the Olympic marathon finish line tape
    on September 10, 1980

  • Start and finish:
    • The whole race is on the 100% flat but gravelly C&O Canal Towpath starting and finishing at Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
    • Two miles west of Key Bridge and Georgetown
    • One mile east of Chain Bridge
    • About 325 on-site parking spaces
    • Indoor toilets and two portable toilets at the west end of upper parking area
    • 8:00 AM Marathon with cash prizes for top 3 M/F overall ($250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd) and other awards for top 3 M/F in 10-year age groups
    • 9:00 AM Half Marathon (with awards but no cash prizes for top 3 M/F overall and for top 3 M/F in 10-year age groups)

  • Awards
    • Awards presentation for half marathon at about 10:30 AM and then rolling as age-group winners arrive
    • Awards presentation for full marathon at about 11:30 AM and then rolling as age-group winners arrive
    • Awards (besides the cash awards for the top three M/F in the marathon are really nice SHF warm woolly hats, SHF baseball hats, SHF pocket knifes, and shiny black SHF insulated lunch kits

    2023 FRONT

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    2023 BACK

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    Watch a video of our shirts being printed

  • Our volunteers are delighted to serve at the aid stations:

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