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.
Parent Guide for Back-to-School
It's Back-to-School time for families everywhere. That means adjusting to a new schedule, coordinating after-school activities and recalibrating family time from the ease of summer vacation to the intensity of homework. The endless hours of summer fun quickly throttles down to school days residing behind a desk. Kids need to burn energy and maintain a level of activity. Instill the sense of accomplishment by registering your young runner for the MCM Kids Run.
No More Straddling the Fence
Uniquely, the MCM recognizes that even the most ambitious plans are sometimes derailed. Schedules change. Conflicts arise. Injuries occur. Reality sets in. Whatever the reason, the MCM offers runners an opportunity to bypass the 2016 MCM and defer an entry to the 2017 event.
Use Your Ears to Run the MCM
On Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, after months of using the feet, runners are invited to use the ears to prepare for the MCM by attending one or more of the MCM Runners Conference sessions. You'll be all ears at these free presentations getting expert insights on a variety of marathon-relevant topics.