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.
A comprehensive bundle including MCM entries, hotel nights, shuttle service, parking, pre- and post-MCM hospitality and more! Just added- invitations to the MCM Hall of Fame dinner. Limited quantities available now.
4.97 Facts about the Belleau Wood 8K
In 2018, the Marine Corps will commemorate a battle that occurred a century ago in a wooded area outside Paris. Accordingly, the MCM will unveil a new running event. Here are 4.97 facts runners need to know about the new Belleau Wood 8K.
What Four Events Qualify for Distinguished Participant Status?
The Distinguished Participant medal is the most limited in release of all the awards distributed by the MCM organization. Ambitious runners who seek to earn this rare hardware should plan to #RunWithTheMarines on four event dates and choose from eight different distances to meet the requirements.
Seven Ways to Get Into the MCM
One of the top questions asked by runners on MCM social media accounts is "how can I get into the MCM?" There are numerous answers to that question but the bottom line is- if a runner wants into the MCM, there's nothing to stop him or her from obtaining a spot on the start line on October 28.