Marine Corps Marathon

Courtesy Marine Corps Marathon

Arlington County Board members on Oct. 19 are expected to ratify a sponsorship agreement for the Marine Corps Marathon, and allocate $85,000 in funding.

The marathon, to be held this year on Oct. 27, is “the largest annual event held in Arlington, driving significant spending at local businesses and generating related tax revenues for the county,” said Emily Cassell of Arlington Economic Development in a memo to County Board members.

The 2019 agreement is similar to past sponsorship arrangements with the Marine Corps Marathon organizers, and funding was included in the government’s fiscal 2020 budget.

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