May 24, 2016

MCM Responsible for Wettest May in DC?

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The DC area has experienced relentless, unyielding rainfall since late April. At least a trace of rain has fallen in 23 of the last 27 days, accounting for over 5.6 inches of rain, as part of a record-setting streak of 15 consecutive days with measurable rainfall. Why has DC’s weather been so awful this month? There’s a very simple explanation. The rainfall can be attributed to the operational planning of the Marine Corps Marathon in preparation for Run Amuck– the four mile mud and obstacle challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 4. A small footnote in the event’s operational plan indicates that formula for creating the event’s three massive mud pits is simply earth plus water. Working smarter, not harder, the MCM sought to maximize resources and minimize waste by ordering the most sopping wet May on record, in order to host the messiest, muddiest Run Amuck ever. So after a soggy month of toting around an umbrella, ducking between raindrops and slogging from the house to the car, the waterlogged DC population is encouraged to get out and play in the perfectly-crafted, expertly-built mud pits along the Run Amuck course. Register now. If you don’t, you’re just all wet.

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Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.