First Timers Pep Rally

First Timers Pep RallyMCM Weekend will be here soon and, with it, your first experience running a marathon.  The Marines look forward to supporting you as you achieve your running goals.

While you certainly have the Health and Fitness Expo presented by GE on your schedule, the MCM is happy to invite you to register for the following First Timers Pep Rally being hosted at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the MCM headquarters hotel, on Friday, October 23

An average of one third of the MCM's annual 30,000 runner race field is comprised of first time marathoners. Long recognized as the best beginner marathon, the MCM will inaugurate over 10,000 new marathoners in 2015.

Pep RallyFirst timers are invited to charge head first into MCM Weekend at the MCM First Timers Pep Rally on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. First timers may order off a special dinner menu. Free appetizers will be provided. Cash bar will also be available. A $10 admission fee will be charged for runners and $15 fee for guests.

Hosted by Rob Powers, the evening's program will include a special Welcome to the MCM by Comcast SportsNet, the MCM Expert Panel Q&A, great music, cheerleaders, giveaways including a commemorative first timers pin. It’s the best way to meet other first timers and share the excitement of MCM Weekend.  


Tickets are $10 per runner and $15 per guest. All First Timers who register for the Pep Rally will receive a confirmation email that serves as the ticket to enter the event.

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