(WJLA) - Wednesday was the first chance for runners to sign up for guaranteed access to this year's Marine Corps Marathon.
In just nine minutes, the Marine Corps 17.75K sold all available entries for 1,775 participants after registration opened at noon. The Marine Corps 17.75K offers guaranteed access to the Oct. 26 marathon for all those who complete the race in Prince William County, Va.
Runners from three countries, 35 states and D.C. are registered to run 17.75K on April 12.
The Marine Corps Marathon begins public registration through the MCM Lottery on Feb. 23. Runners can sign up for the lottery at www.marinemarathon.com through March 15.