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 9:30 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 Boeing, GE 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
  • Boeing: top male and female Military Masters
  • Retired US Military presented by GE: top three male and top three female
  • 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: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+. Age awards are determined by chip time.
  • MCM Specialty Awards
    • LtCol D. Ice Award: first reserved military finisherMarathon Watch
    • 1775th Marine Award: The MCM will recognize the year the Marine Corps was founded (1775) by honoring those participants who are serving or have served in the Corps. The 1,775th Marine finisher on Sunday, October 27 in Arlington, VA was awarded the Marathon USMC Diver's Automatic Wrist Watch courtesy of Marathon Watch.  Made in Switzerland, the wrist watch is numbered and boasts a hologram seal of authenticity.  Water resistant, self-winding with illumination on hands and dial, this is a keepsake to be cherished.  The MCM will host over 3,800 active, retired, reserve or former Marines.
  • MCM Weight Groups
    • Clydesdale divisions: top two males: 185-199 lbs, 200-224 lbs, 225+ lbs
    • Athena divisions: top two females: 155-159 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


1775th Finisher Award
2013 Marine FinisherKatrina Shaw finished the 38th MCM, her first marathon, in 5:13:01 and did not expect to win an award.  However, this former Marine logistician unceremoniously crossed under the arch as the 1,775th Marine finisher.  This unique finish position, reflective of the year the Marine Corps was founded, earned Shaw an impressive award, courtesy of Marathon Watch Company.

Presented annually to the 1775th active, reserve, retired, or former Marine finisher is an officially licensed USMC Diver's Automatic Wristwatch with automatic self-winding ETA movement, tritium gas tube illumination on the hands and dial and is individually numbered with a designated space on the back casing for custom personalization.

"The Diver's watch is a great fit for the 1,775th Marine finisher," said David Sultana, Director, Marathon Watch Company.  "It is rugged and durable.  These qualities align with the Marine Corps and anyone who endeavors to run a marathon."

Shaw joined the Marine Corps looking for travel and adventure and was not disappointed.  After graduating Logistics School at Camp Johnson, NC, Shaw received orders to Okinawa, Japan, where she spent the entirety of her enlistment.  Shaw spent four years in the Marine Corps and now keeps ties to the military by working as an administrator in the Department of Veterans Affairs at Togus VA Hospital.

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