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.
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.
How Quickly will 11,000 MCM Entries Fill?
For the first time in five years, the Marine Corps Marathon will open Rush Registration, allowing runners to claim their spot before the Lottery process begins. Rush Registration is an online mad dash that affords runners instant access to entries without the uncertainty of the Lottery. The MCM will make 11,000 entries available through the Rush process.
Six Dates-to-Know for MCM Registration
So you missed out on a spot in the Marine Corps 17.75K when the event sold out in just over seven minutes. Runners must be aware of these six important dates on the MCM registration calendar while moving on to Plan B in the mission to "secure a spot in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon."
Runners Club Member "Disco" has a Ball at MCM
Todd “Disco” Byers will register for his 20th Marine Corps Marathon on March 1 with other members of the MCM Runners Club. After running his first MCM in 1998, Byers was so impressed that he has continued to participate in the event missing only once in 20 years. “Anytime someone is going to do a marathon, either one-and-done or looking to expand, I tell them to do the Marine Corps Marathon because of the camaraderie and support."