LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The federal government shutdown’s latest potential victims? Those registered to run in the Army Ten-Miler, scheduled for Sunday, and the Marine Corps Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 27.
The Army Ten-Miler posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that “a possible course re-route is being considered as a result of the impact of the government shutdown.” More information will be posted there on Thursday.
On the marathon website, organizers have written that they are continuing planning of the event “with hopes of a conclusion in time to host the event without impact.”
However, “without a resolution to the government shutdown this week, the MCM as planned is in jeopardy of being cancelled.”
Organizers of that event plan to notify participants of the run’s status on Saturday.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
The Army Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile road race in the world. It’s produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and proceeds go to support soldier and soldier family programs. This year’s event is the 29th annual.
The Marine Corps Marathon is the third largest marathon in the U.S. and eighth largest in the world. This year’s run, if held, will be the 38th.