Nike Women’s Half Marathon won’t return to D.C.

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The highly popular Run Nike Women Series will not be “running the streets of DC” again in 2015.

“The nation’s capital was a great place to host the Nike Women’s Half Marathon but as we look to continue to provide a premium race experience and serve all runners, we will extend to a new city in 2015. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for future updates,” organizers wrote on the Run Nike Women Series Facebook page.

Disappointed runners are flooding the page with questions and comments. Nike seems to be responding to the majority of them with similar comments: No D.C. – stay tuned.

“The Nike Women’s Half Marathon will not take place in Washington, DC in April 2015,” organizers wrote to one participant. “We will be moving to a new destination in order to bring the race experience to even more runners. Details to come, so stay tuned right here to our Facebook page. Thanks!”

The race series has put on races since 2004. For the past 10 years Nike has offered a marathon in San Francisco and switched to a half marathon in the city this year. For the past two springs, Nike Women’s has hosted a half marathon in Washington, D.C. The race is well known for giving out signature Tiffany & Co. necklaces rather than typical race medals.

Last year, more than 15,000 women – including Joan Benoit Samuelson and Shalane Flanagan – ran the second Nike Women’s Half Marathon.

So where will the 2015 spring race take place? Rumors are already flying.

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8 thoughts on “Nike Women’s Half Marathon won’t return to D.C.

  1. Super disappointed- looking forward to another amazing #werundc with my my daughter & friends; please notify of new location/registration

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