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43rd MCM

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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.

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Health & Fitness Expo

With hundreds of vendor booths, Packet Pick-up, interactive displays, giveaways and more, the Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna, is the first stop for runners.


Kids Can Run with the Marines

Inviting 5-12 year olds to register for the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 is a one mile, just-for-fun run with Marines at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

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Local Running Specialty Stores Offer Concierge Service

Runners in the DMV can visit Pacers or Potomac River Running stores to beat the expo rush and shop for 2018 MCM apparel by Brooks. The running stores are also extending a special concierge packet pick-up service.

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Brunch Above the MCM

From The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, spectators and runners can view the MCM for the first time from 31 stories above the action. Tickets are on sale now for the VIP Spectator Experience for Brunch Above the MCM or discounted weekend access tickets to view the nation's capital and the MCM from a truly exceptional vantage point! The Observation Deck is located in Rosslyn, home of the Finish Festival.

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