Stars and Stripes reports that "before the race started, competitors were smelling the dirt and leaves on the road. Others deigned not to dirty their feet on the cold pavement and instead were being carried."
"As the starting buzzer went off Sunday, a few of the competitors ran — others walked — the 1-mile course in D.C."
"The inaugural Dogs of War 2K-9 race, held for servicemembers and veterans with their dogs and in partnership with the Marine Corps Marathon, was created to honor servicemembers and bring awareness to therapy dogs. It was also part promotion for the new A&E television show 'Dogs of War,' which premiers in November. The star of the show is veteran Jim Stanek, and he helps other veterans receive service dogs."