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One of the largest marathons in the country takes to the streets in Washington and Arlington this weekend, and that means road closures.
This year more than 2,000 people took part in Saturday's Run Amuck (a four-miler) and Mini Run Amuck (a two-miler). The event began in 2008, at Quantico Marine Corps base, to promote physical fitness.
The race is in its 39th year running and is the third largest marathon in the U.S. This year registration is on a lottery system.
The lead runner of the Marine Corps Marathon 10K race has been disqualified for running with as an illegal entry.
The nation's third-largest marathon began Sunday morning as an estimated 40,000 runners took part in the Marine Corps Marathon, which began and will end at Arlington National Cemetery, winding its way through the District over its 26.2-mile course.
Drivers coming into D.C. and Arlington should be prepared for widespread road closures as the Marine Corps Marathon gets underway Sunday.
There will be changes for runners of the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend, with security in mind.
Runners hoping to take part in the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon will enter a lottery for a shot at a race slot.
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