Semper Fidelis "The People's Marathon"
The mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to showcase physical fitness and generate 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.
MCM and MCM10K splits, results and leaders from the 42nd MCM Weekend on October 22, 2017. Results are currently unofficial and under review. Questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
New Personalized MCM Finisher Certificates
In 2017, the MCM debuts a new feature allowing for personalization of the finisher certificate to best represent an individual runner's experience. Runners may select up to four of 11 badges to illustrate their run with the Marines.
Why January is Important to Runners Club
Runners who have successfully completed at least five Marine Corps Marathons are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club. Currently, the Club boasts 3,535 members. During October 2017, more than 1,740 club members participated in the 42nd MCM. Annually, more than 300 individuals earn access to the Runners Club by completing their fifth MCM.
Four Things to Know about 2018 MCM Events
The 2018 MCM Event Schedule will include 14 different running challenges over seven weekends starting in March and concluding in November. As runners wrap up 2017 and set new goals for the upcoming year, here's some important things to know about the 2018 MCM event calendar.