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.
What do these runners have in common?
To become distinguished, runners must participate in four events including either Historic Half distance event (13.1 or Semper 5ive) in May; Run Amuck on June 4; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K on August 20; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November. Registration is open now for all events.
Free Training Workshop featuring Jeff Galloway
The MCM is hosting two free marathon training workshops in early June featuring Olympian, famed marathon training guru and MCM Hall of Famer Jeff Galloway. Make plans to attend the MCM Galloway Workshop on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the United States Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) in the nation's capital or at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. in Breckinridge Hall (2076 South Street).
Perfect Weekend Getaway: Visit Fred
Why let I95 decide what type of morning you'll have before running the Historic Half? Eliminate potential for stress and traffic uncertainties by reserving a room in Fredericksburg and making it a weekend. A perfect spring overnight getaway with chef-owned restaurants, quaint shopping areas, historic sites, a happening Main Street and, of great importance, proximity to start and finish of the Historic Half and Semper 5ive.