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Media Releases

Record Breaking Win at Quantico Tri
August 25, 2018
The Quantico 12K presented by Pohanka Nissan and the Quantico Tri were held concurrently this morning at the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps" in the unique setting of Officer Candidates School (OCS). The 12K was dominated by Matt O'Neil, 23, of Woodbirdge, VA.

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8K Running Event Commemorates 100th Annicersary of Battle of Belleau Wood
June 23, 2018
In the spirit of the Marines who earned the nickname "Devil Dogs" exactly 100 years ago at the Battle of Belleau Wood, runners took to Marine Corps Base Quantico's hills and trails to complete 4.97 miles. The first person to cross the finish line of the Belleau Wood 8K presented by Pohanka Nissan was Matt O'Neil, 23, from Woodbridge, VA, with a time of 27:18.

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Cigna Honors Members of Armed Forces as Presenting Sponsor of the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
May 31, 2018
Global healthy service company Cigna has joined the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as a presenting sponsor to honor and thank U.S. military members, veterans and their families and to support health and wellness in the community. The MCM has traditionally been recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism demonstrated by the more than 30,000 runners and a multitude of spectators participating in the historic 26.2-mile journey through the nation's capital.

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Fredericksburg Natives Captured Wins at Marine Corps Historic Half
May 20, 2018
Almost 5,700 runners from all 50 states and 14 countries converged on a hot Fredericksburg, VA to #RunWithTheMarines. Runners conquiered the 13.1-mile Marine Corps Historic half, the five mile Semper 5ive and the 18.1-mile Devil Dog Double, which encompasses both event distances and reward finishers with three medals. Spectators cheered on the runners throughout the course from the start and finish lines and through historic downtown Fredericksburg, VA.

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Historic Half Transporation Tips for Runners and Specators

May 17, 2018

The Marine Corps Historic Half and the City of Fredericksburg, VA will welcome participants and spectators from all 50 states and 14 countries to Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 18 to 20.

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo Excited Runners in Fredericksburg, VA
May 16, 2018
The two-day Healthy Lifestyle Expo presented by VA Runner will open its doors and make fitness fun for thousands. The Healthy Lifestyle Expo is free and open to the public during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from Friday, May 18 to Saturday, May 19. The Expo is conveniently located at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center close to Historic Downtown Fredericksburg's restaurants and shops.

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Historic Half Entertainment Lineup to Cover Every Mile of the Course
May 15, 2018
The Marine Corps Historic Half, Semper 5ive and Devil Dog Double courses feature local and regional musicians, performers, vehicle displays, colonial groups, cheer squads and the new Marine Motivation Zone to entertain and inspire participants along the scenic course through historic Fredericksburg, VA blending patriotism with local flair.

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Marine Corps Historic Half Offers Technology Innovations
May 15, 2018
The 2018 Marine Corps Historic Half technology servies are now available and ready to support the thousands of runners and spectators during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 18-20 in Fredericksburg, VA. The updated Historic Half App, Trakc A Runner servies and the new Motigo Cheer App are accessible on www.marinemarathon.com on the Historic half Interactive webpage. A digital version of Glory, the Historic Half event program, is also available online.

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One Week until MCM10K and MCM Kids Run Registration Opens
April 4, 2018
Registration will open next week for the MCM10K and the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529, two of the main attractions of Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend. Both event open registration on April 11, 2018 at noon Eastern.

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Marine Corps Marathon Opens Lottery Registration
March 21, 2018
Earlier today, runners were determined to grab a guaranteed entry to the 43rd Marine Corps marathon. MCM Rush Registration successfully registered runners ages fourteen to eighty-one from all fifty states, D.C. and thirty-four countries. Fifty-three percent of registered marathoners are female while forty-seven percent are male. The first female runner to register was Carol Acosta from Stafford, Virginia and the first male runner was Jacob Chafik from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Rush Registration Returns for the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
March 14, 2018
On March 21, 2018, Rush Registration will open for runners who want to secure their spot in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) this October. MCM Rush Registration will be offered in addition to the MCM Lottery. Rush Registration guarantees runners a spot in "The People's Marathon" and will be available online.

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Active Duty, Reservists Offered Early Registration to Marine Corps Marathon

February 28, 2018

Starting March 1, Active Duty and Reserve military members have an exclusive two-week, discounted registration window to enter the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon. Through a long standing parntership with GEICO Military, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization is able to offer these military members at 15 percent savings off the full registration cost of "The People's Marathon."

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Marine Corps 17.75K Entries Sell Fast for Access Granted to 43rd MCM
February 21, 2018
Registration for the Marine Corps 17.75K registration flew off the shelves today as 3,100 runners snapped up all available entries in just 7 minutes, 25 seconds. Runners from 42 states, the District of Columbia, and 4 countries are now set to run the hills in Prince William Forest Park on March 24, eager to receive an "Access Granted" card guaranteeting a coveted spot in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon held this October in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital.

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Marine Corps 17.75K Offers 'Access Grande' to 43rd MCM
February 13, 2018
Runners wanting to secure their spot in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) this October can run the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 24 in Prince William County, VA. The Marine Corps 17.75K is the annual kickoff of the MCM season, offering finishers guaranteed entry to "The People's Marathon."

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New 8K Event Marks 100 Years of Devil Dogs
February 8, 2018
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will introduce a new running experience into the 2018 MCM Event Series. Held on Saturday, June 23, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, the new Belleau Wood 8K will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood where the U.S. Marines earned the nickname "Devil Dogs."

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Marine Corps Marathon Organization to Inspire Next Generation of Runners
January 18, 2018
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has set sights on bringing the next generation of runners to the start line. This year, the MCMO will engage the Next Generation Inspiration Initiaitive, promoting a love of running among youth age 17 and under.

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Marine Corps Marathon Four Star Registration Combines Entries, Hotel, & Shuttle
January 16, 2018

Runners looking for a way to secure entry i nto the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) may register for the MCM Four Star package beginning Wednesday, January 17, and enjoy a new selection of benefits.

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Marine Corps Historic Half On-Demand Registration to Open January 17
January 12, 2018
Starting Wednesday, Jan 17, at noon, runners can begin registereing for the Marine Corps Historic Half, Semper 5ive or Devil Dog Double taking place on Sunday, May 20, in Fredericksburg, VA. Each distance event will scale Hospital Hill, the 200-foot incline at Mary Washington Healthcare.

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