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With 30,000 registrants each year, the Marine Corps Marathon ranks among the largest marathons in both the U.S. and the world. Participants routinely acknowledge the event as their ‘favorite marathon.’ Boasting a course that features the well-known landmarks of the nation’s capital, the event combines the athleticism and paegentry found in a top-tier sporting event with the prestige and patriotism of the United States Marine Corps. Through the MCM Sponsorship Program, connect to multiple communities -- equal parts local and national -- with affinities for the military and personal fitness. Heighten overall brand recognition and reach a well-educated, affluent community. Sponsor integration is available through multiple targeted programs or customized packages intended to maximize return on objective.

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The 13.1-mile Marine Corps Historic Half, held annually during May in Fredericksburg, Virginia, hosts participants of all ages from around the state of Virginia (67% of participants, 2013) and across the country (50 states represented, 2013).

The 8,000-person race field has a solid military participation with over 30% of the 2013 field claiming affiliation to the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or National Guard. Sponsors gain exposure amidst the historic sites in the timeless city of Fredericksburg, appropriately located halfway between two capitals: Washington, DC and Richmond, VA.

Sponsor are integrated into the event presentation and advance online excitement through a variety of meaningful program benefits including presence at the highly attended Historic Half Healthy Lifestyle Expo, on-course signage, internet branding, logo placements, finish-site activation, media outreach, VIP hospitality and much more.

The MCM Event Series offers unique and thrilling running experiences throughout the year aboard or near Marine Corps Base Quantico.  These running challenges attract not only military participants, but also runners from around the state of Virginia (70% of participants, 2013) and across the U.S. (38 states represented, 2012).

More than 10,000 runners will participate in events to be held during April, June, August and November in 2015.  Each event offers a different challenge and theme from golden tickets and mud runs to frozen turkey prizes.  Sponsors may enjoy benefits including internet branding, logo placements, on-site activation, giveaways, on-site signage, hospitality support and much more.

Only through the support of fine sponsor partners can the Marine Corps continue to host and grow this world class event.

For more sponsorship information, please contact Marc Goldman, the MCM Sponsorship and Marketing Manager at 703-784-2113 or, or Denise Matoushek, Sponsorship Coordinator at 703-432-1236 or

Neither Federal nor Marine Corps endorsement of sponsors is implied.

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