Washington's Birthday Marathon

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Washington's Birthday Marathon
DateSecond Sunday of February
LocationGreenbelt, Maryland
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Established1962
Course recordsMen: 2:22:14 (1978)
Robert Doyle
Women: 2:53:29 (1988)
Rose Malloy
Official site[2]

Washington's Birthday Marathon is an annual marathon in the United States that has been held nearly every February since 1962.

It is held each year on the Sunday of Washington's Birthday Weekend and is conducted by the DC Road Runners Club.

The race was originally held in Arlington, Virginia, but after a few years, it was moved to Beltsville, Maryland. Finally, it was relocated to Greenbelt, Maryland. The Greenbelt course started and finished at the recreation center of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and consisted of three loops around the Beltsville Agricultural Research Farm. When NASA permanently closed access between the rec center and Good Hope Road, the race start was moved to Duvall High School, and finally to the Greenbelt Youth Center. The race continues to consist of three loops on the farm.[1]

A three-person relay is also held at the same time.

Past winners[edit]

  • Note: While the Washington's Birthday Marathon started in 1962, it was not until 1971 that women's finishes were recorded. In 1972 no female time was recorded. The marathon was cancelled in 2003, 2010, 2014, and 2015.
  • Source: Winners archive compiled by Jack Leydig, Juraj Gasparovic, George Banker, and Jay Jacob Wind.[2]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1962  Richard Haines (USA) 2:32:44
2nd 1963  Lou Castagnola (USA) 2:35:18
3rd 1964  Richard Haines (USA) 2:32:40
4th 1965  Robert Scharf (USA) 2:33:45
5th 1966  Robert Scharf (USA) 2:25:01
6th 1967  Lou Castagnola (USA) 2:22:45
7th 1968  Lou Castagnola (USA) 2:33:11
8th 1969  Thomas Ratliffe (USA) 2:27:48
9th 1970  John Loeschhorn (USA) 2:27:27
10th 1971  Jack Fultz (USA) 2:28:58  Anna Mae Diehl (USA) 3:43:01
11th 1972  Marshall Adams (USA) 2:30:52
12th 1973  Marshall Adams (USA) 2:24:17  Teri Johnson (USA) 3:57:40
13th 1974  Sheldon Karlin (USA) 2:26:59  Katherine Switzer (USA) 3:14:40
14th 1975  Eddie Hereford (USA) 2:24:30  Marilyn Bevans (USA) 3:04:32
15th 1976  Bill O'Brian (USA) 2:26:40  Carolyn Hahn (USA) 3:25:40
16th 1977  Max White (USA) 2:27:21  Ann Forshee (USA) 3:07:00
17th 1978  Robert Doyle (USA) 2:22:14  Janet Norem (USA) 3:09:30
18th 1979  Chris Mason (USA) 2:26:41  Val Hardin (USA) 3:09:39
19th 1980  Bruce Robinson (USA) 2:26:32  Susan Crowe (USA) 3:06:52
20th 1981  Jim Ulvestad (USA) 2:28:38  Laura DeWald (USA) 3:01:28
21st 1982  Terry Baker (USA) 2:26:19  Vera Thornhill (USA) 3:07:58
22nd 1983  Timothy Tays (USA) 2:26:22  Bunki Bankaitis-Davis (USA) 3:03:10
23rd 1984  Gordon Minty (GBR) 2:35:06  Suzanne Rohr (USA) 3:15:42
24th 1985  Steve Saul (USA) 2:34:16  Margaret Horioka (USA) 3:07:19
25th 1986  Charles Trayer (USA) 2:30:52  Margaret Horioka (USA) 3:14:12
26th 1987  James Hage (USA) 2:28:59  Margaret Horioka (USA) 3:09:13
27th 1988  James Hage (USA) 2:28:18  Rose Malloy (USA) 2:53:29
28th 1989  John McGrail (USA) 2:30:25  Ruth Riemenschneider (USA) 3:07:25
29th 1990  Jack Cleland (USA) 2:41:48  Renee Butler (USA) 3:11:04
30th 1991  John Ausherman (USA) 2:39:34  Hiroko Smith (USA) 3:30:07
31st 1992  Drew Rogers (USA) 2:40:13  Judith Bugyi (USA) 3:14:33
32nd 1993  Ric Banning (USA) 2:46:46  Claudia Ciavarella (USA) 3:13:17
33rd 1994  Alan Ruben (USA) 2:37:54  Bonnie Barnard (USA) 3:02:19
34th 1995  Dominique LaLuz (USA) 2:46:41  Sandi Glass (USA) 3:11:29
35th 1996  Tim Dunlap (USA) 2:43:25  LeAnn Myhre (USA) 3:25:54
36th 1997  Paul Petersen (USA) 2:43:23  Sheila Gallop (USA) 3:27:50
37th 1998  Guy Gordon (USA) 2:37:44  Joanna Tomazic (USA) 3:18:31
38th 1999  Michael Rodgers (USA) 2:44:30  Lisa Bandiera (USA) 3:09:30
39th 2000  John Weaver (USA) 2:57:57  Lisa Bandiera (USA) 3:29:12
40th 2001  Todd Fach (USA) 2:44:14  Sarah McCarney (USA) 3:33:22
41st 2002  Jonathan Dietrich (USA) 2:51:20  Lisa Bandiera (USA) 3:35:24
43rd 2004  Joseph Filteau (USA) 3:10:10  Morgan Windram (USA) 3:18:34
44th 2005  Joseph Lacovara-Switzer (USA) 2:49:25  Marie Sandrock (USA) 3:18:12
45th 2006  Rainer Koch (GER) 2:57:57  Sarah Morrissey (USA) 3:28:33
46th 2007  Luke Merkel (USA) 2:53:21  Patricia Zerfas (USA) 3:30:22
47th 2008  Christopher Hamley (USA) 2:42:15  Lydia Decker (USA) 3:17:42
48th 2009  Frank Leiter (USA) 2:51:31  Anya Oleynik (USA) 3:10:32
49th 2010 (cancelled because of snow)
50th 2011  Karsten Brown (USA) 2:46:46  Lisa Bandiera (USA) 3:30:45
51st 2012  Bill Uher (USA) 2:47:13  Kristi Hunt (USA) 3:32:22
52nd 2013  Miles Aitken (USA) 3:08:43  Amanda An (USA) 3:35:02
53rd 2014 (cancelled because of snow)
54th 2015  James Downey and Miguel Perez (USA)

(cut to 9.7 miles because of snow)

1:04:33  Brenda Hodge (USA) 1:10:38
55th 2016  Stephen Varney (USA) 3:02:49  Caroline Ferrell (USA) 3:54:16
56th 2017  Mark Carter (USA) 2:58:04  Toni Diegoli (USA) 3:28:20
57th 2018  Jeffrey Redfern (USA) 2:41:16  Kayla Campasino (USA) 3:04:32

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dcroadrunners.org/gwmarathon/gwmarathon.html
  2. ^ [1] Washington's Birthday Marathon Race Winners

Coordinates: 39°0′21″N 76°52′49″W / 39.00583°N 76.88028°W / 39.00583; -76.88028