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Starting at noon Eastern on June 12, Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) participants who are no longer able to compete in the 38th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 27 have an opportunity to transfer their entry to another runner through the MCM’s Transfer Program. Unique to “The People’s Marathon,” the Transfer Program enables those already registered for this year’s marathon to opt out of participating while helping another runner secure a spot for the event. The MCM sold-out in a record 2 hours, 27 minutes as public registration opened on March 27. Read more.
Marine Corps Marathon Opens Transfer Program on June 12
How do you build a muddier mud pit? The organizers of Run Amuck are busy doing just that for the MCM's muddiest event that promises participants will be a complete mess during the event on Saturday, June 8. Three giant mud challenges will be part of the 3.5 mile fun run through the hills and trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. To make more mud, the MCM staff is utilizing Bentonite clay. When mixed with dirt and water, the nontoxic Bentonite compound adheres to the skin and to clothing, much like taking a mud bath. Bentonite is safe, as it is frequently used in facials and spa treatments. Read more.
Run Amuck Builds a Better Mud Pit for Adventure on Quantico
On a misty but warm morning, 7,781 runners energized the City of Fredericksburg, VA as part of the inaugural Historic 10K, the Semper Fred 5K and the largest Marine Corps Historic Half to date. Joining them was Actor Sean Astin, star of "Rudy" and "Lord of the Rings," who completed the Marine Corps Historic Half in 2:11:58. Astin served as honorary starter for the thousands of runners who came to Fredericksburg to take on the 13.1 mile challenge highlighted by the steep incline up infamous Hospital Hill, located on Mary Washington Healthcare campus. Read more.
- Over 7,700 Runners Cross Marine Corps Historic Half Finish
- The Lord of the Rings Star to Start and Run Historic Half
Film actor Sean Astin and NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell will join U.S. Marines and 10,000 participants at the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 19 in Fredericksburg, VA. Accomplished long distance runners, Astin and Bell will serve as official starters with Bell sending off the wheelchair and hand cycle participants at 6:59 a.m., and Astin firing the starting pistol for the Historic Half at 7:00 a.m. Both will then take off to run the 13.1 mile course. Read more.
Registration for two of the MCM's celebrated events, the MCM10K presented by Aetna and the Healthy Kids Fun Run, opens online at noon Eastern, on Wednesday, April 17. Read more.
- Registration Now Open for MCM10K and Healthy Kids Fun Run
The MCM has sold out all available public entries in a record 2 hours, 27 minutes today surpassing last year's record sellout by 14 minutes. But as thousands of runners worldwide attempted to register, a system failure contributed to registration delays posing additional challenges for runners wanting to secure a coveted spot for the Oct. 27 event in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital. MCM registrations were being processed by ACTIVE Network on the ACTIVE Works platform. Read more.
- MCM Surpasses Registration Record