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.
In 2016, go beyond to 'Beat the Bridge'
Beginning at the 41st MCM, runners will be required to 'Beat the Bridge' by COMPLETELY crossing the 14th Street Bridge at approximately the 21.5 mile mark by 1:36 p.m. This is a change from previous years when the 'Beat the Bridge' landmark for runners was the entrance of the Bridge
February is more than hearts and flowers
A typical February would be known for hearts and flowers. This February, though, is all about mud and miles.
Registration for 41st MCM
Here’s the schedule for registering for the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon. Enter the Lottery between March 24-30. No charges for registration or training items will be incurred until a runner is officially registered when the MCM announces the field on March 31.