Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon

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Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon
Marathon runners on Connecticut Avenue (2008)
Date March
Location Washington, D.C.
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 2006
Course records 2:21:12 (M) 2:43:00 (F)
Official site Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon

The SunTrust Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon, formerly known as the National Marathon, is an annual marathon and half marathon held in Washington, D.C. It was established in 2006 as an annual event. It was organized by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and was sold to Competitor Group, Inc. in 2011 to become part of their Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.[1]

The 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) course starts and finishes at RFK Stadium and the number of participants was limited to 8,000 in 2008. The course for the first running of the race was in Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, but altered in 2007 for the course to be run entirely within the District of Columbia. The race in 2008 and thereafter passes through 6 of the District's 8 wards.

Among the beneficiaries of the marathon are Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Special Olympics District of Columbia, United For D.C., Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Washington Tennis & Education Foundation and Black History Invitational Swim Meet.

In 2007, the National Marathon was sponsored by Wirefly, an online cell phone retailer. In 2008, SunTrust Banks became the race's primary sponsor.

Race winners[edit]

Year Men's winner Country Time Women's winner Country Time
2006 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:30:55 Susan Graham-Gray  United States  Pennsylvania 2:58:05
2007 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:26:35 Katie Blackett  United States  Colorado 2:44:57
2008 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:25:00 Myriam Grenon  Canada  Quebec 2:54:02
2009 Patrick Moulton  United States  Rhode Island 2:21:12 Jeannette Seckinger  United States  Massachusetts 2:48:41
2010 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:21:59 Krista Vrombaut  United States  Illinois 2:51:16
2011 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:23:01 Nadezhda Tuptova  Russia 2:50:53
2012 Michael Wardian  United States  Virginia 2:26:35 Meghan Bishop  United States  Pennsylvania 3:01:32
2013 Peter Lawrence  United States  Texas 2:32:27 Ashley Olsen  United States  Pennsylvania 2:53:28
2014 Adam Doherty  United States  Virginia 2:33:52 Nuța Olaru  United States  Colorado 2:43:00
2015 Patrick Moulton  United States  Rhode Island 2:32:54 Martha Nelson  United States  Washington, D.C. 2:55:31
2016 Alfredo Arévalo  Guatemala 2:30:04 Martha Nelson  United States  Washington, D.C. 2:58:02
2017 Samuel Doud  United States  Illinois 2:26:57 Christie Wetzel  United States  Virginia 3:04:01


  1. ^ Clabaugh, Jeff (1 August 2011). "National Marathon gets Rock 'n' Roll theme". American City Business Journals, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

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