Michael Wardian To Run Hawk Indoor Marathon on Sunday

Michael Wardian, 41, of Arlington, VA (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

By Racepacket Staff

ARLINGTON, VA - Michael Wardian, an accomplished marathoner at age 41, and winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US 50 km championships, will be competing in the 4th Annual Hawk Indoor Marathon on Sunday, December 20 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington.

Wardian previously won the 50k portion of the Hawk Indoor Marathon and 50k held in 2014 at the event’s original home of Hagerstown, MD. He is looking to claim victory in the marathon distance this year at the event's new location. The race, which benefits the Hagerstown Community College cross country team, is one of only a dozen such indoor marathons held annually. Each runner must complete 211 laps around an indoor track, covering the same 42 kilometers that outdoor marathon runners must conquer.

The race will be chip-timed, and the computerized system will automatically count the number of laps completed by each runner. Runners find that their indoor marathon times are comparable with outdoor marathon times. In this spectator-friendly event, runners every lap time will be recorded and each step accompanied by music. Runners will also enjoy 211 water stops.

The race will award cash prizes to the top finishers and will present belt buckles to each finisher. To date, runners from Maryland, Virginia, DC and six other states have signed up for this event. Runners can register online on ItsYourRace until 7pm on December 18th and also register on-site from 12pm-1pm the day of the event.