From an email: "
What: A&E Dogs of War 2K-9 at the Marine Corps Marathon
Who: Dogs and their owners can partake in a 2K (1.2mi) run/walk
Where: Within the existing Marine Corp Marathon footprint along the National Mall in Washington D.C.
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:40am
Why: The Marine Corps Marathon and A&E Television Network are partnering to honor our nations active and veteran servicemen and women and recognize the positive impact of therapy dogs in their recovery process. A&E will donate $500 to Operation Gratitude for each participant and dog pairing, for a total donation of $50,000. This special event at the 2014 marathon is to celebrate A&E’s new series, “Dogs of War,” premiering in November."