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- Closest hotel to finish line -
- Virginian Suites Arlington -
- Walk to start -
- Full kitchen in each suite -
- Complimentary pre-race pasta dinner -
Arlington, VA
October 27th, 2019

Marine Corps Marathon | 2 OR 3 NIGHT PACKAGE 

$289/night + tax 

"The Marine Corps Marathon is a prestigious race held in our country's capital. While there, we'll check out a few of D.C.'s dozens of monuments, museums, and fine dining options. DC is a great place to experience history, and make it (if you're going for a PR)"
- Mark Janik, President and Founder



The Virginian Suites, Arlington stands across the street from the US Marine Corps War Memorial, making  it the closest hotel to the finish line and the action.

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The Virginian Suites


This is more than just a run. This is a chance to show appreciation and honor for those who have given so much to our country. 

Marine Corps


Check out some of D.C.'s amazing sites and see why this city has over 20 million visitors every year.


Experience D.C.



Oct. 25th

Friday will be our first day in the bustling city of D.C. Come to our all-suite hotel at your convenience and don't forget to grab your "DM" goodie bag! After all, who doesn't love a good goodie bag?

3:00 PM  Check in opens. 

3:00 - 5:00 PM  Drop in meet and greet with the DM team in lobby

4:00 - 6:00 PM  Meet in lobby to be shuttled to and from expo for packet pick up

5:00 PM  Check out one of our partner restaurants in Arlington (you'll receive a coupon book to some local favorites), or check out one of D.C.'s many restaurants!

8:00 PM  DM movie night begins in hotel (location TBD)


Oct. 26th

Don't let pre-marathon jitters stop you from exploring! With so much to see and do in D.C., it would be hard to sit still! Ask one of your guides for recommendations in the area, or check out our article for 12 fun and unique ideas: "12 Unique Things to do in DC over Marine Corps Marathon Weekend"

7:00 AM  Shake out run led by Paul Martino around the Arlington Cemetery (meet in lobby at 7am)

9:00-10:30 AM   Meet in lobby to be shuttled to DC. The 2 mile walk to DC is stunning and you'll catch a couple monuments along the way, but you're running a marathon - we get that you might want to save that leg energy. (shuttle will drop off at the DC War Memorial next to the reflecting pool)

1:00 - 4:00 PM  Shuttle to and from race expo (meet in lobby)

5:00 PM  Pre-race pasta dinner

9:00 PM  Time to see how much sleep we all will (or will not) get!


Oct. 27th

Sunday is race day! Make sure to drop your gear off with us in the lobby so you can forgo long gear-check lines (unless you're into that sort of thing. If so, power to you!). See the Marine Corps Marathon official race info HERE.

5:30 - 6:00 AM  Gear bag drop in lobby with DM team

7:55 AM   Race start time

12:00 - 3:00 PM  Meet DM team after race to get gear

4:00 PM  Post race party


Oct. 28th

Phew, we made it. Where's the beer?

12:00 PM   Hotel check out

Fine Details

What's Included?

  • 2 or 3 nights at the Virginian Suites, Arlington (closest hotel to the finish line)

  • 2 Night package: check in 10/25 3pm, check out 10/28 12pm*

  • 3 Night package: check in 10/26 3pm, check out 10/29 12pm*

  • Add a guest on to your room for free!

  • Pre-race pasta dinner 

  • Private gear check 

  • Exclusive Destination Marathons weekend events

  • 3 Destination Marathons Concierges

  • Transportation to and from expo

  • DM goodie bag

      *Dates flexible upon request. Contact Berkley Benton

What's Not


  • Airfare/ transportation to hotel

  • Meals (except for Saturday night catered pasta buffet)

  • Additional excursions

Add ons

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Jennifer Bodnar, Boston 2019

They care about every detail to make your trip so easy and enjoyable... all you have to worry about is your race.

Jay Seago, Wrightsville 2019

Great times! Very well organized, and I got to make many new friends along the way. Mark and his team go above and beyond to provide all that is needed for an awesome running vacation.

Robert McBee, Boston 2019

Last year I froze while sitting in Athletes Village in the rain for over two hours. This year I stayed warm and dry thanks to Destination Marathons. My bags were waiting for me for easy pick up after the race.

Meet Your Trip Guides

Mark Janik

Mark is the President and Founder of Destination Marathons.


Berkley Benton

Berkley has been to DC multiple times and recommends the Bible Museum.


DANA Levitt

Dana has done many destination runs to explore and meet fellow runners.


Payment Policy

|30 days prior to trip| September 27th, 2019 - Package must be paid in full. Last day to request a full refund

Refund requests made after September 27th, 2019 may not be refunded and are at the discretion of Destination Marathons


A $50 deposit will hold your suite until September 27th, 2019 (or pay all at once).

If you purchase the package in full, you may receive back a full refund up to September 27th, 2019.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We would love to create a package that is tailored to you!


What if I want to bring a guest with me?

You can bring a guest on this trip for free! Your guest will share a room with you and receive all the same benefits you do!

Will I have free time to explore DC?


Will you provide transportation to DC? 

No, at this time we are not offering that.