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High Cloud Foundation Abebe Bikila Day International Peace Half Marathon

  • High Cloud Foundation Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Start Time
8:00 AM
C&O Canal Towpath
District of Columbia

Packet Pick-up1
  • Friday, September 9, 3:00-6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC (202-337-8626)
  • Saturday, September 10, 7:00-7:45 AM, on site at C&O Canal Towpath start, 1015 33rd Street NW, Washington DCCourse2
  • Course map
  • Perfect for charity trainees and first-timers
  • No time limit
  • Totally flat gravel trail, alongside scenic C&O Canal Towpath
  • Water / aid / music stations at each junction with Canal Road (Fletcher's Cove, Lock 5, Lock 6, and Lock 7)
  • Do you want to help at an aid station or as a volunteer? Write the race directorLimit3
  • Limited to 250 participantsSeptember 11 Memorial4
  • In memory of the 184 victims killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and the thousands more killed that day in New York and Pennsylvania, we ring a memorial bell 184 times at 7:45 AM before the raceInternational Commemoration5
  • See www.abebebikila11.com for the international commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila's Olympic Marathon victory on September 10, 1960, in Rome, Italy, in 2:15:16.2.
  • In addition to becoming a national hero for winning the gold, Bikila became famous for running it barefoot.
  • He was the first black African to win an Olympic medal, and in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan, became the first man ever to win two Olympic marathons.Cultural Exhibition6
  • To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila's Olympic Marathon victory in Rome, Italy, on September 10, 1960, and Ethiopian New Year's Day on September 11 each year, we host an international cultural exhibition at the start / finish.
  • Please write us if you want to be an exhibitor or vendor.
  • We send a complete roster of exhibitors and vendors two weeks before the race and list them on our t-shirt and web siteTeams7
  • You are automatically on the team of the country or USA state where you vote, top 3 count on each team.
  • Please tell us your country or USA state of citizenship.Post-race8
  • To help you unwind after your accomplishment, you can enjoy a post race massage!
  • International Peace Half Marathon has finisher medals, prizes, raffles, massage therapists, on-course support to keep you pumped up, sponsored food and beverages and much more! You get a whole VIP experience with your victory celebration!
  • We have everything to make this a great event. It is more than a race; it is global event embracing many communities, children and runners at once!Awards9
  • Gift certificates from Georgetown Running Company and other sponsors for 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F overall and in 10-year age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & overC&O Canal Towpath10
  • National Park Service page
  • National Park Service map
  • Course will be USATF-certifiedVolunteer for this race11
  • Questions? Ask the race directorResults12
  • On-line at www.mc-coop.org/results/20110910.html
  • Thank you for participating!Register Now14

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