By Susan Larson
The 38th Marine Corps Marathon may be canceled due to the government shutdown. It is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27.
"Without a resolution to the government shutdown this week, the Marine Corps Marathon as planned is in jeopardy of being canceled," MCM organizers wrote on the Facebook page.
"While still considering and exploring all possible options, the MCM has targeted this Saturday, October 19 as the date to officially notify runners of the status of the event."
The shutdown already postponed the Wilson Bridge Half Marathon from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10.
MCM weekend generated $31.7 million in spending for the
Washington DC Metro area in October 2006, according to
a report from the George Washington University International
Institute of Tourism Studies.