Government Shutdown Not Affecting Ten-Miler

The Marine Corps Marathon won't be affected either.

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The Marine Corps Marathon won’t be affected either.

Even though some of the United States Government is closed for business, this doesn’t mean that running has to stop in Washington D.C.

According to the Washington Post, which cited a story from Runner’s World, the Federal shutdown won’t affect two giant fall road races in the capital city: The Army Ten-Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon.

The Army Ten-Miler takes place on Oct. 20 and the annual Marine Corps Marathon, the country’s third-largest marathon, is a week later.

Apparently, the Marine Corps Marathon is run by a staff who are paid with non-appropriated funds. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the  Army 10-Miler said the shutdown would not affect the race.

Over 30,000 runners take part in the Marine Corps Marathon, while 20,000 compete in the Army Ten-Miler.

For More: The Washington Post