42nd Annual Marine Corps Marathon Day


WHEREAS, the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon will be celebrated on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, hosted by the United States Marine Corps, the event promotes physical fitness and community goodwill while showcasing the tremendous organizational skills of U.S. Marines; and

WHEREAS, 30,000 runners are registered to run in the event, which starts between the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, and finishes at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Marine Corps Marathon welcomes participants from around the world to come together in celebration of physical fitness, sportsmanship, and all of the men and women in uniform defending our freedoms today; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 22, 2017, as the 42ND ANNUAL MARINE CORPS MARATHON DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens