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What it takes to run a marathon

Every year, thousands of runners in the Washington, DC area run the US Marine Corps Marathon - 26.2 miles of some of the most beautiful and historic scenery you'll find anywhere -- if you can find the energy to see it. Something like 60% of the 22,000+ runners are doing their first marathon. MCRRC conducts several training programs to prepare members for the race. Typically, there are more than 200 runners just from the club running the race.

The photos in this gallery illustrate a number of things that are necessary, nice to have, or entirely frivolous if you plan to run this little morning jog. These are several of the less well-know necessities for a successful marathon.


These and other photos from the pre-race hospitality suite can be seen at: http://www.pbase.com/dsteinauer/usmc2004 .
Sharpie
Sharpie
Training
Training
Food
Food
Supplies
Supplies
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Hydration
Hydration
Props
Props
Bag Tag
Bag Tag
Exotic Liquids
Exotic Liquids
Trash Bag (Jumbo or Supersize-Me)
Trash Bag (Jumbo or Supersize-Me)
Attitude
Attitude
Simple Carbs
Simple Carbs
Hospitality Lady
Hospitality Lady
Identification
Identification
Inspirational Messages
Inspirational Messages
(Un)knowing Smile
(Un)knowing Smile
Obligatory Group Photo
Obligatory Group Photo
Choir Director
Choir Director
Inspiration and Inhalants
Inspiration and Inhalants
Stretching
Stretching
Runner Number Bib
Runner Number Bib
Pre/Post Race Fashion Statement
Pre/Post Race Fashion Statement
Curtsy Practice
Curtsy Practice
Personal Lubrication
Personal Lubrication
You don't want to know
You don't want to know
Cheap Costume
Cheap Costume
Nipple Protection
Nipple Protection
Stretching
Stretching
Flexibility
Flexibility
Yoga
Yoga
T-Back
T-Back
Example of Ready Runner
Example of Ready Runner
Stretching
Stretching
Coach
Coach
Emergency Locator Device
Emergency Locator Device
Double-Tying Shoes
Double-Tying Shoes
Double-Tying Shoes
Double-Tying Shoes
Supplies
Supplies
Left Luggage
Left Luggage
Last-Minute Hydration
Last-Minute Hydration
PDA
PDA
Loving Farewells
Loving Farewells
YAOGS
YAOGS
This band of brothers ...
This band of brothers ...
Excitement
Excitement