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Organizers warn of extreme heat ahead of Marine Corps half marathon in Fredericksburg

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The Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon is returning to an in-person event for the first time since pre-pandemic on Sunday, and organizers are warning participants that the heat will be on.

"The forecast is looking a little warm for Sunday. Be sure to hydrate and replenish!" the event tweeted. Organizers say that all water points will display a heat index flag informing you of the current conditions and that while hydration packs are allowed,  all bags will be subject to search at the screening point.

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The StormWatch7 crew forecasts low-to-mid 90s for Sunday, so be careful out there! 

SUNDAY FORECAST: Dangerous heat is here for the weekend; Storms possible by Sunday afternoon

 The Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the U.S. and the world and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, earning its nickname, "The People's Marathon." The MCM has been voted “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” “Best Marathon for Charities” and “Best Spectator Event." 

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