Media Releases

April 16, 2014
RUNNER MISREPRESENTS HIMSELF AS OVERALL FINISHER OF MARINE CORPS 17.75K
The MCM has learned that the individual credited with being the top finisher in the Marine Corps 17.75K hosted in Prince William County, VA on Saturday, April 12 misrepresented himself after obtaining an illegally transferred entry into the event.
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April 12, 2014
FORMER US ARMY RUNNER WINS MARINE CORPS 17.75K
It was a stimulating run through the twists and turns of Price William Forest Park for the 1,749 finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K held in Price William County, VA. Former U.S. Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton, MD met the challenge while running the Marine Corps-themed, 11.03-mile event in 1:04:25.
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April 7, 2014
POHANKA NISSAN TO DRIVE PARTICIPANT MOTIVATION AT HISTORIC HALF
Cheer for a fellow Marine Corps Historic Half runner, family member or friend running on May 18 by creating a special message of encouragement that could be displayed on Nissan vehicles parked along the 13.1 mile course. This exciting opportunity to craft a truly "mobile motivational message" is available through Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg, VA, the location of the Marine Corps Historic Half.
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April 4, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG, VA MUSEUM OFFERS FREE VISITS DURING HISTORIC HALF WEEKEND
The Marine Corps Historic Half is partnering with the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center in Fredericksburg, VA to offer free visits to runners participating in the Historic Half. In addition, the Museum is offering free-year long memberships and discounts for all Fredericksburg-area residents running the Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K. Free admission will continue throughout Historic Half Weekend from Friday, May 16 to event day, Sunday, May 18.
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April 1, 2014
MCM LAUNCHES 2014 CHARITY PARTNER REGISTRATION
Runners have the opportunity to garner support and increase awareness for the 86 charitable organizations partnered with the 39th MCM. Registration for the now sold-out Marathon is available through the organizations featured in the 2014 MCM Charity Program. All MCM Charity Partners have entries available for the Marathon, while some organizations also have entries for the MCM10, which will be held in conjunction with the 39th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 26.
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March 31, 2014
OLYMPIAN LAURYN WILLIAMS TO JOIN U.S. MARINES AT HISTORIC HALF ON MAY 18
In a celebration of fitness, running and community, Olympian Lauryn Williams will assist the U.S. Marines in launching thousands of runners at the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 18 in Fredericksburg, VA.
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March 26, 2014
RUNNERS "POWER UP" TO REGISTER FOR THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF
"Power Up" to register for the Marine Corps Historic Half before the cost increases. Those who register by midnight on Historic Half Power Registration Day on March 31 will enjoy the reduced fee of $65 before the cost increases to $85 on April 1. Registration is available for all runners ages 10 and above. In addition, any runner registering for the Historic Half by Power Registration Day will be eligible to win exclusive behind the scenes access to "the greatest half marathon in history."
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March 14, 2014

MESSY MUD AND WILD OBSTACLES AWAIT AS RUN AMUCK OPENS MARCH 17
Run Amuck, the popular, mud-spattered summertime adventure, opens registration on Monday, March 17. Run Amuck and Mini Run Amuck will be held June 14 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA with a combined 4,000 participants clambering for entries for the annual mud run that has repeatedly sold out.
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March 11, 2014
MCM LOTTERY TO CLOSE MARCH 15
The MCM Lottery will close at noon Eastern this Saturday, March 15 leaving just days for runners to enter the Lottery pool. Runners may complete the MCM Lottery entry online. Anyone age 14 and above on Marathon day, Sunday, Oct. 26, is eligible to enter the MCM Lottery.
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March 3, 2014
MCM AND NATIONAL WATERMELON BOARD PROMOTE HEALTHY HABITS AT SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MARCH 7
The MCM in partnership with the National Watermelon Promotion Board will present "Jump With Jill," a rock-and-roll nutrition show, for the students of Lynbrook Elementary School on Friday, March 7, at 1:45 p.m. as part of the MCM's Healthy School Award program.
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February 19, 2014
DISCOUNTED MCM ACTIVE DUTY & RESERVIST ENTRIES SELL OUT IN ONE HOUR
The Marine Corps Marathon has sold all available Active Duty and Reserve discounted entries in just one hour. A limited number of 2,000 entries were available through a partnership with GEICO for military members currently serving on Active Duty or in the Reserve. Military members who registered for the 39th MCM during this period received a 15 percent discount off the full registration cost of $110, paying $93.50.
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February 19, 2014

IN JUST NINE MINUTES, MARINE CORPS 17.75K SELLS ALL AVAILABLE ENTRIES
In just nine minutes, the Marine Corps 17.75K sold all available entries for 1,775 participants after registration opened online at noon today. The Marine Corps 17.75K offers Guaranteed Access to the 39th Marine Corps Marathon for all those who complete the event in Prince William County, VA. Runners from three countries, 35 states and the District of Columbia are registered to run the event on April 12.
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February 12, 2014
MCM OPENS LOTTERY TO INSPIRED RUNNERS
Starting at noon Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 23, the Marine Corps Marathon Lottery will be accessible on the MCM website, remaining open for 21 days before closing at noon on March 15. The Lottery is a new format for the MCM, which has been conducting registration on a first come, first serve basis, resulting in two-hour record sell outs of entries for the past two years. A frenzied registration will no longer challenge runners who now how three weeks to declare their intent. The last time the MCM conducted a lottery was 2004.
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February 10, 2014
REGISTRATION FOR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF OPENS FEB. 19
The Marine Corps Historic Half held annually in the timeless City of Fredericksburg, VA will welcome thousands of participants to run in the footsteps of presidents and generals on Sunday, May 18. Online registration for three events, the Marine Corps Historic Half (13.1 miles), the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) opens at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
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February 6, 2014

POTOMAC RIVER RUNNING OF ARLINGTON RECOGNIZED AS WINNER OF 2013 MCM RUNNING STORE COMPETITION
Potomac River Running Store of Arlington, VA was presented a championship plaque by the MCM Director Rick Nealis in a ceremony at the store on Jan. 29.
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February 6, 2014
ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVISTS ENJOY 39TH MCM REGISTRATION DISCOUNT STARTING FEB. 19
In partnership with GEICO, the MCM is offering a limited quantity of discounted registrations to the 39th MCM for Active Duty and Reserve members of the military starting Feb. 19. Active Duty and Reservists from all service branches can register for the Marathon beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. GEICO supports a 15 percent savings off the full MCM registration cost of $110, enabling military members to pay $93.50 to run "The People's Marathon."
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February 5, 2014
MARINE CORPS 17.75K OFFERS "GUARANTEED ACCESS" TO 39TH MCM
Open to a field of 1,775 runners, the Marine Corps 17.75K offers a unique distance run with "guaranteed access" to the celebrated 39th MCM, annually occurring in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital. Registration for the 17.75K will be held on Saturday, April 13 in Prince William County, VA.
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February 3, 2014
U.S. MARINES, MASCOTS JOIN MARATHON TO PRESENT HEALTHY SCHOOL AWARDS
The MCM and U.S. Marines will partner with Sodexo this week to host Healthy School Award ceremonies to two local elementary schools in Northern Virginia on Feb. 5 and 6. The two schools, Claremont Immersion Elementary School in Arlington and James K. Polk Elementary in Alexandria, VA are among the top five schools who gathered with the greatest student participation for the one-mile MCM Kids Run, held in Arlington during MCM Weekend in October 2013.
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January 27, 2014
MCM YIELDS $88 MILLION FOR LOCAL ECONOMIES

The MCM, third largest in the United States, is a robust source of tourism dollars yielding $88 million in money spent throughout Arlington, VA and Washington, DC, according to an economic impact study conducted by Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute. The study, "Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon," was conducted following MCM Weekend, held Oct. 24-27, 2013.
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