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Abebe Bikila Day
International Peace Marathon & Half

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Abebe Bikila Day

  • 8:00 AM Marathon (with full awards including cash prizes for top 3 M/F overall and tangible awards for top 3 M/F in 10-year age groups)
  • 9:00 AM Half Marathon (with full awards, no cash prizes, tangible awards for top 3 M/F overall and for top 3 M/F in 10-year age groups)
  • 8:00 AM Half Marathon (with awards for 1st M/F overall and 1st M/F in 10-year age groups)
    Enter on-line or Reserve cab rides
    Express Registration
    • Enter by mail • DOCPDF

  • SEE OUR 2021 T-SHIRT BY KARLA McDUFFIE!

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  • We will take pre-orders for 11"x17" poster-size color prints of this design
    for $20.00 including sales tax, for pick-up at the race
  • Write us at racedirector@att.net for poster ordering instructions

  • ACTUAL (NOT VIRTUAL) RACES! (WITH APPROPRIATE DISEASE-PREVENTION PROTOCOLS)

  • Our volunteers are delighted to serve
  • Aid stations:
          • At the start / finish line for timing at Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
          • At Lock 5 for bottled water
          • At Lock 7 for bottled water
          • At Lock 10 for bottled water

  • We have a turnaround cone and a volunteer at the quarter-marathon mark near Billy Goat Trail outside I-495 Capital Beltway

  • Spectator access:
  • Chain Bridge
  • Lock 5
  • Lock 6
  • Lock 7
  • Canal Center
  • Lock 8
  • Lock 9
  • Lock 10

    C&O Canal Towpath at
    Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road, Washington DC


  • Results
  • Complete OFFICIAL 2021 results
  • Sent Sunday, September 12, 2021, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2020 results
  • Sent Sunday, September 13, 2020, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2019 results | Awards
  • Sent Sunday, September 8, 2019, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2018 results | Awards
  • Sent Sunday, September 9, 2018, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2017 results | Awards
  • Sent Monday, September 18, 2017, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2016 results
  • Sent Monday, September 12, 2016, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2015 results
  • Sent Monday, September 17, 2015, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2014 results
  • Sent Monday, September 15, 2014, to Boston Athletic Association

  • Complete OFFICIAL 2013 results

  • 2006-2012 - This event was a half marathon in past years
  • Photos
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  • Future years' dates:
    • September 9, 2023
    • September 7, 2024
  • Running barefoot, Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon
    Rome, Italy, September 10, 1960

    Wearing shoes, he again won the 1964 Olympic Marathon
    Tokyo, Japan, October 21, 1964 (photo below)

    Read everything about Abebe Bikila's victory Abebe Bikila
    Abebe Bikila


    Abebe Bikila Day 2018 shirt

    Those were the feet
    that accomplished the feat
    of conquering the street
    that ran through Rome
    who robbed his home
    where they sacked
    the obelisk -- but he won back

    © 2018 by Karla McDuffie and SHF
    Abebe Bikila Medal
  • 2019 Race-day photography by Chessie Photo is on-line now
    ChessiePhoto

  • Race director Jay Jacob Wind interviewed
    on Embilta Radio
    Embiltaradiologo.jpg
  • Invitation:
    • Perfect for experienced runners, charity trainees, and first-timers
    • Open to anyone who can finish within 6 hours
    • Limited to the first 350 entrants

  • Host hotel: