Each year, runners from all over the world participate in the Marine Corps Marathon. The route takes runners through the heart of Crystal City for miles 22, 23 and 24. Crystal City is one of the few locations where runners pass the same spot twice. Spectators can line up along Crystal Drive to cheer on their loved ones as they come up and down Crystal Drive.
Runners and spectators alike can take advantage of Crystal City's hotel offerings and metro stop for easy access to and from the start and finish lines. While you're here, check out our many restaurants for your pre-race carbs and post race celebrations.
Crystal City is proud to have supported the Marine Corps Marathon for more than a decade and we look forward to seeing everyone at the "Crystal City Gauntlet" again this year!
You can view photos of past years at this link.
View road closures at this link.