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Semper Fidelis "The People's Marathon"

Marine Corps Marathon Organization conducts a series of running events, showcasing physical fitness and generating community goodwill in order to promote the high standards and discipline of the Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM has been recognized as "Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic," "Best for Families" and "Best for Beginners." Runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries participate in the MCM and an annual calendar of events including the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA in May and the MCM Event Series conducted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, instead celebrating the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers.

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Four Star Registration

A comprehensive bundle including MCM entries, hotel nights, shuttle service, parking, pre- and post-MCM hospitality and more! Just added- invitations to the MCM Hall of Fame dinner. Limited quantities available now.

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Historic Half Weekend Registration

Sign up for the Historic Half, Devil Dog Double or Semper 5ive. The quicker a runner registers for the Historic Half, the less expensive the fee.

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What is the Marine Motivation Zone?

Photo tributes of Marine leaders throughout history will be intermingled with images of Marines shared by participants as a way of honoring the service of a loved one. Runners can nominate their Marine or Marines by posting a photo on the MCM Facebook page and sharing that Marine’s inspirational story.

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Mameluke Sword Presented to MCM

After 66 years, the Mameluke Sword of Colonel James Fowler, founder of the MCM, returned to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Mameluke Sword is the official sword for Marine Officers. Fowler’s sword will be on display in the lobby of Fowler Hall along with other artifacts, awards and collectables that follow Fowler and the event he founded more than four decades ago.

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