Semper Fidelis "The People's Marathon"
The mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States 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 50 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.
Entries to the MCM are available through MCM Charity Partners. Run to raise funds and awareness for these organizations.
Whole Hearts for wear blue Mile at Half
For the third year, wear blue: run to remember will build a wear blue Mile honoring our nation's fallen heroes on the Historic Half course. Faces of the Fallen tribute posters will carefully line a journey of 1,064 steps. Requested by an athlete or volunteer, these posters honor a hero who gave his or her life while in service to our great nation.
Free Jeff Galloway
The Run-Walk expert is going to share everything he knows about training for the MCM at a free workshop on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the nation’s capital, hosted by MedStar Sports Medicine, the proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM. The program will be held at the new MedStar Health Orthopedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre, Building 1, 1120 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Galloway will also host a clinic earlier in the day on May 3 at noon on Marine Corps Base Quantico at Little Hall. No advance registration required. No admission fee. It’s a great opportunity to hear from one of the most accomplished marathon training experts. Want to train for and run a marathon while avoiding injury? Then Jeff’s the guy.
What is the Quantico 100?
It's not 100 miles. It's not 100K. The distance is totally up to the runner. The Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is same day or day-prior Packet Pick-up, great hospitality, once-in-a-hundred-years experience, an evening run and, perhaps best of all, a free post-run concert featuring Group Captain and the Mandrakes. Registration is open now for the Quantico 100 at just $35 with a special $18 fee for Active Duty military. T