Nike Women’s Half Marathon Saturday
Back for its second year and including 15,000 participants, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon runs through D.C. Saturday, April 26. Several Metro stations will be opening at 5 a.m. in preparation for the 7 a.m. start time.
In Georgetown, traffic cops are at major intersections for the race and racers – and other weekend events.
In preparation for the race, the Georgetown Nike Store on M street posted the names of runners on a painted banner outside the store. Down the street, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon D.C. Expotique – and rack packet pick-up spot -- is open in front of Washington Harbour at 3050 K St., NW, Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you want to cheer on runners the most popular places for fans include the Lincoln Memorial, along Independence Avenue, the Jefferson Memorial and Pennsylvania Avenue. Keep in mind that as an out-and-back race the start and the finish line are the same.
Not only has Nike produced the event, but it has also made training easy with apps like Nike+ Running App and the Nike Women’s Marathon Event App. Both apps help runners map their routes, track progress and keep the motivation needed during training. The Nike+ app tracks distance, pace, time and calories burned with GPS, giving audio feedback during your run.