MCM Awards

36th MCM Top Male FinishersSeveral ceremonies will be held throughout the day to honor top finishers.  The MCM10K overall awards ceremony will be hosted at 9:20 a.m. near the finish line on the Marine Corps War Memorial.

The top three male and female Marine Corps Marathon finishers will be celebrated in a ceremony at 11:10 a.m.

At 12:30 p.m., the MCM will recognize top military participants.  In a ceremony taking place on the awards stage behind the VIP tent at the Marine Corps War Memorial, the Armed Forces Competition and Challenge Cup winners will be announced.  Additionally, special military awards are presented from MARSOC and Navy Federal.

More than 470 awards will be earned race day.  Many will be presented on race day, others will be mailed in the weeks following the MCM, as verification of race data is finalized. 

The following awards are presented race day:

  • MCM Overall: top three male and top three female awards will be presented at finish line. Top finishers are determined by gun time.
  • Challenge Cup competition
  • MCM10K Overall: top male and top female
  • Wheelchair
  • Handcycle
  • 2013 Penguin Award WinnerUSMC Award: 2nd and 3rd active duty male and female Marine finishers
  • MARSOC: top male and female Marine finisher
  • Navy Federal Award: top active duty male and female Navy finisher
  • Special Olympics: top male and top female
  • Special Olympics Unified Team: top male or top female
  • Penguin award: presented to the last official finisher at the finish line

The following awards are mailed out after event weekend:

  • MCM Individual Awards
    • MCM Overall Masters
    • MCM Overall Seniors: male and female age 50+
    • top three male and top three females in the following increments: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+. Age awards are determined by chip time.
  • MCM Specialty Awards
    • LtCol D. Ice Award: first reserved military finisher
  • MCM Weight Groups
    • Clydesdale divisions: top two males: 185-199 lbs, 200-224 lbs, 225+ lbs
    • Athena divisions: top two females: 155-169 lbs, 170+ lbs
  • MCM Teams Awards
    • Men, Women, Mixed, open
    • Masters: each team member must be over 40 years of age
  • MCM10K Awards
  • Overall Masters: top male and top female age 40-49
  • Overall Seniors: top male and top female age 50+
  • Age groups: top three male and top three female in each of the following increments: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and above


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