Newsletters & Media Releases
For updates about MCM Weekend and all the news related to "The People's Marathon," read recent editions of the eNewsletter sent to all registered participants or the official media releases.
December 2017 - MCM: Semper Festive
November 2017 - MCM: Mission Accomplished
October 2017 - MCM: Time to Muster
September 2017 - MCM: Devoted to Readiness
September 2017 - MCM: Intel Brief
August 2017 - MCM: Enter Motivation Zone
August 2017 - MCM: News Sprint
June 2017 - MCM: Mission Preparedness
April 2017 - MCM Mission Awareness
March 2017 - MCM Lottery: Declassified
February 2017 - Marine Corps Marathon Event Briefing
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Marine Corps Marathon Announces Healthy School Award Winners
November 29, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its partner Sodexo, are announcing the Healthy School Award winners that include five Northern Virginia elementary schools. Each of the schools has earned the award as the result of their overall student participation at the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. The MCM Kids Run was held Saturday, Oct. 21 in Arlington, VA, the day prior to the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.
Turkey Trot Mile and 10K close out MCM Event Series
November 18, 2017
On a breezy autumn morning on Marine Corps Base Quantico, 936 runners competed in the Turkey Trot 10K. Preceding the 6.2 mile run, more than 250 young runners and parents gobbled up a one-mile, untimed run. Participants arrived from 21 states and the District of Columbia dressed in turkey costumes and departed with a uniquely designed Thanksgiving-camo Turkey Trot shirt.
Registration Available for Turkey Trot 10K and Mile
November 2, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization holiday tradition returns with the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile on Saturday, Nov. 18 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
Former Groundpounder Announces MCM Retirement
October 26, 2017
Will Brown of Raleigh, NC, formerly recognized as one of the MCM beloved Groundpounders, is announcing his retirement from running the event after having participated in "The People's Marathon" for 42 consecutive years.
Over 20,000 Finishers Run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
October 22, 2017
The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) resulted in record-breaking finishes today for Virginia participants in both the MCM10K, with 7,061 total finishers, and in the Marathon's wheeled division.
MCM Health & Fitness Expo to Open at Gaylord National Resort
October 18, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open its award-winning Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 20 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.
42nd MCM Offers Shuttles, Parking Panda, Water Taxi & 'Kiss n Run'
October 17, 2017
As the majority of MCM Weekend events from Oct. 20-22 occur at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National harbor, MD, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization is offering free shuttle service from both the Eisenhower and Van Dorn Metro stations to the Gaylord.
MCM10K Entries Sell Out for October 22 Event in DC and Arlington, VA
October 14, 2017
All entries for the MCM10K have sold out. The MCM10K coincides with the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 22. The MCM10K starts on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and finishes alongside the Marathon on the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
Events.com to Become New MCM Registration Company in 2018
September 21, 2017
Events.com, Inc. has been selected as the new registration company for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) in 2018. Events.com’s proprietary technology platform will provide event-management software, including registration services and merchandise sales. Events.com replaces RaceIt, the Richmond, VA-based company closing on Nov. 15.
Actor and U.S. Marine J.W. Cortes to Run MCM10K on October 22
September 20, 2017
J.W. Cortes is a unique-kind of Hollywood triple threat. The accomplished singer and actor, is also a U.S. Marine. On October 22, Cortes will continue his “triple threat” status at the MCM10K singing, running and serving as the official starter of the event.
Arlington, VA Adventure Runner Micael Wardian Featured Speaker at Marine Corps Marathon Carbo Dining In
September 18, 2017
There is probably no other runner who embodies a modern-day Forrest Gump better than Arlington, VA runner Michael Wardian. It’s not just Wardian’s auburn ponytail flying in the wind and his long red beard that make him resemble the beloved film character, but it’s also Wardian’s absolute ‘love of running’ and joyous spirit.
Leidos Honors Armed Forces As New Presenting Sponsor of Marine Corps Marathon
August 30, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has traditionally been recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism demonstrated by the 30,000 runners navigating the historic 26.2-mile journey. This year, the grand and inspirational showcase will feature a new presenting sponsor, Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader.
Virginia and DC Runners Win Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K
August 26, 2017
Under near perfect conditions 1,129 runners and triathletes completed the Quantico 12K or the Quantico Tri at Marine Corps Base Officer Candidate School today. The events were hosted back-to-back by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization as part of the MCM Event Series. The Quantico Tri kicked off first with the early-morning sun making it a picturesque open-water swim in the Potomac River.
Marine Corps Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Wins "Best of Show"
August 24, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Health & Fitness Expo has won "Best of Show," a national award presented Aug. 22 by the Trade Show News Network *TSNN) at its TSNN Awards celebration of success in New Orleans. The MCM's Health & Fitness Expo is the only endurance event to receive top honors among the five final shows nominated from a wide category of events.
Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K Sell Out
August 23, 2017
Two events of the Marine Corps Marathon Event Series, the Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K have sold out. The events will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
Marine Corps Marathon Announces Metro to Open at 6 a.m. on October 22
July 25, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization today announced it will open Metro at 6 a.m. on Marathon morning, Sunday, Oct. 22 and unveiled the 2017 Marathon course that begins in Arlington, VA and runs throughout the nation's capital. The announcement was made prior to a runner fitness program held at MedStar Health’s Sports Medicine facility in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps Marathon Transfer Program Opens Today
July 12, 2017
Runners wanting to participate in the sold out Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital on Oct. 22 can obtain entry through the MCM Transfer Program opening today at www.marinemarathon.com. This year, the Transfer Program also is available to those registered to run the MCM10K, which coincides with “The People’s Marathon.”
'Little Dirt, Can't Hurt' at Run Amuck on June 10 at Quantico
May 23, 2017
Tell Mom a "little dirt, can't hurt" and register for Run Amuck presented by Camelbak Saturday, June 10. Participants will face more than 25 obstacles and military PT drills while tackling a four-mile run through giant mud pits, and over the hills trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Fredericksburg VA Runner Captures Consecutive Wins at Marines Corps Historic Half
May 21, 2017
Mark Hopely ran past throngs of cheering spectators at the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half to achieve back-to-back wins at the event in his hometown of Fredericksburg. Hopely finished the 13.1-mile Historic Half ahead of 5,177 total finishers in 1:10:38 today, beating his winning finish time last year of 1:11:06. Hopely became the fourth fastest finisher of the Historic Half over the past ten years.
Pohanka Nissan -- Steering Marine Corps Historic Half Enthusiasm
May 18, 2017
Runners from 46 states and eight countries will join U.S. Marines for the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half and Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Pohanka Nissan - Steering Marine Corps Historic half Enthusiasm
May 17, 2017
Runners from 46 states and eight countries will join U.S. Marines for the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half and Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Making Fitness Fun at Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Fredericksburg, VA
May 9, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half and U.S. Marines are making fitness fun for the thousands who will visit the two-day Healthy Lifestyle Expo on May 19 and 20 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Expo is free and open to the public during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend, now celebrating its tenth year with the signature “greatest half marathon in history.”
Free Shuttles Available for Runners, Spectators at Historic Half
May 8, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half and the City of Fredericksburg, VA will welcome thousands of participants and spectators to Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19 to 21. Roads will close only on Marine Corps Historic Half Sunday, May 21, starting at 6:30 a.m. A rolling road opening will continue throughout the event as the last runners travel the 13.1-mile course.
Actor Jim Klock, U.S. Congressman Wittman to Start Marine Corps Historic Half
May 4, 2017
Jim Klock of Fredericksburg, VA doesn’t just play a police officer in movies and on TV, he lives the part having served 19 years in law enforcement in both Alexandria and Stafford VA. Klock will be in his hometown May 19-21 to join the U.S. Marines as they host the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half.
Track A Runner Service, Historic Half App Now Available
May 3, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half is releasing technology services to support the thousands of runners and spectators during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA. An updated version of the Marine Corps Historic Half App and Track A Runner service are now available.
Get Essential Running Tips from Olympian Jeff Galloway on May 3
May 1, 2017
Runners of all abilities – from veterans to newbies – are invited to attend a free clinic with Olympian and world renown trainer Jeff Galloway on Wednesday May 3 in both Virginia and Washington, D.C.
U.S. Marine Celebrates a Century of Service by Winning the Quantico 100
April 29, 2017
Just like the tough Marines who have served for a century on Marine Corps Base Quantico, runners battled 90-degree temperatures while completing the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military during the 100-minute run on the installation tonight
MedStar Health and Marine Corps Marathon Offer Free Expert Training Tips
April 28, 2017
From May through October, area runners will have a great opportunity to attend free health, fitness and running clinics and glean expert training advice through MedStar Sports Medicine, proud partner of the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.
MCM10K Returns to DC and Opens Registration on April 27
April 26, 2017
One of the nation’s most popular 10k running events, the MCM10K hosted annually during Marine Corps Marathon Weekend, will return to its start in the nation’s capital as the event annually coincides with “The People’s Marathon.” Both events will occur Oct. 22 and finish together at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA. Registration for the MCM10K opens at Noon Eastern tomorrow April 27.
‘Mayor of Running’ Bart Yasso to Speak at Historic Half Celebration Breakfast
April 7, 2017
Thousands of runners from across the United States will share in the excitement of Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 while joining the U.S. Marines in their tenth year hosting the event in Fredericksburg, VA. To mark his grand occasion, the Marine Corps Historic Half has added a Celebration Breakfast to Historic Half Weekend featuring Bart Yasso, known throughout the industry as the “mayor of running.”
Registration Opens for Quantico 100 Mini Hosted During Quantico 100
April 4, 2017
Ever wanted to test your ability to run as fast, or as far as possible? The Quantico 100 and Quantico 100 Mini presented by GEICO Military provide runners the opportunity to do just that. Both events will be held April 29 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA in celebration of the installation’s Centennial anniversary.
Lottery Registration Closes for 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
March 29, 2017
Lottery registration for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is now closed. The MCM Lottery opened March 22 and remained open for eight days to provide runners access worldwide. Beginning tomorrow March 30, runners will receive notification of their registration status via email as result of the lottery process. Those not selected through the MCM Lottery still can register to participate in the Marathon through the many Charity Partners connected to this year’s event.
U.S. Marine Captures Second Win at 17.75K in Prince William County, VA
March 25, 2017
For the second consecutive year, 2nd Lt. Andrew Harper, 25, a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, captured first place at the Marine Corps 17.75K finishing in 1:06:10, just over a minute under his 2016 finishing time of 1:05:33. Harper led 2,834 finishers, the largest total since the event’s introduction in 2013.
Discounted Military Entries Sell Out for 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
March 17, 2017
Discounted entries for Active Duty and Reservists have sold out for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) that will be held on Oct. 22 in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. Entries were available to military members beginning March 2 through a partnership with GEICO Military.
Columbia Business School Brings Executive Challenge to Marine Corps Marathon
March 15, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and the world- renown Columbia Business School in New York City are together hosting the Columbia Business School Executive Challenge — a new component of the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 22.
Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens March 22-29
March 15, 2017
Committing to run a marathon is no easy task, but runners worldwide will soon take on the challenge to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as the MCM Lottery opens a week from today on Wednesday, March 22 at www.marinemarathon.com.
Marine Corps 17.75K Entries Sell Fast for Access Granted to 42nd MCM
February 17, 2017
With an eager pace of eleven minutes, 12 seconds runners from 45 states have snapped up all 3,000 entries for the Marine Corps 17.75K as registration opened at 11 a.m. Eastern today. On March 25, every Marine Corps 17.75K finisher will receive an “access granted” card guaranteeing a coveted spot in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon held this October in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital.
Marine Corps 17.75K Offers ‘Access Granted’ to 42nd MCM
February 15, 2017
Runners wanting to secure their spot in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) this October can run the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 25 in Prince William County, VA. The Marine Corps 17.75K is the annual kickoff to the MCM season that offers finishers “access granted” to “The People’s Marathon.”
Quantico 100 Takes Running Fast to All New Level
February 13, 2017
Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens this Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern on the website
All-Marine Running team Selects New Coaches for 2017 Season
Febraury 3, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps’ All-Marine Running Program, managed by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO), has selected two new coaches for the elite running team. Coach William Stearns and Dave Davis both of Stafford, VA will be with U.S. Marine runners this weekend as the runners compete in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship in Bend, OR. The Cross Country Championship occurs Feb. 4 and includes elite runners from all branches of the military services.
Marine Corps Marathon Offers Four Star Packages to Gaylord National Resort
January 31, 2017
As thousands will be setting their sights on the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 22 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital, special Four Star registration packages offering a spectacular weekend at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD will soon be available.
Benefit Now from Marine Corps Historic Half's Lower Registration Cost
December 12, 2016
The tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half will draw thousands of runners to historic Fredericksburg, VA for the event on May 21, 2017. Runners around the country are invited to take advantage of the Historic Half’s lower registration cost of $65 prior to the New Year, as the cost will increase on January 4 to $80.
U.S. Marine Wins Turkey Trot 10K Leading 1,055 Finishers
November 19, 2016
It was a picturesque autumn day on Marine Corps Base Quantico today with many runners arriving from 20 different states dressed in turkey costumes and holiday garb for the Turkey Trot 10K and Turkey Trot Mile. The Turkey Trot Mile started off the events at 8:30 a.m. with more than 200 little ones running with mom and dad.
Marine Corps Marathon Groundpounder Completes 41st Event; Army Runner Wins
October 31, 2016
Flanked by United States Marines along a spectacular finish line, Groundpounder retired Col. Al Richmond completed his 41st consecutive Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 30 in Arlington, VA. Richmond, a longtime resident of Arlington, home of the 41st MCM, ran “The People’s Marathon” wearing Bib # 41, completing the Marathon course in 6:39:47.
MCM Press Conference to Feature Olympian Billy Mills and Robotic Leg Participant
October 26, 2016
U.S. Marine and 1964 Olympian Billy Mills, who will be inducted into the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame this weekend, is a featured speaker at the MCM Press Conference along with a paralyzed MCM10K participant who will complete the 6.2-mile event wearing robotic legs. The MCM Press Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck, National Harbor, MD.
Marine Corps Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at Gaylord National Resort
October 26, 2016
The two-day Health & Fitness Expo hosted annually by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. A short kickoff ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m., with doors open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Expo reopens Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Halls D & E.
Marine Corps Marathon App Available; 'Track A Runner' Service Now Open
October 12, 2016
With many changes to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, MCM10K and the MCM Weekend of events from Oct. 28 through Marathon Day, Sunday, Oct. 30, the MCM has updated and redesigned its user-friendly App for all iPhone and Android mobile devices.
41st Marine Corps Marathon Now Accepting Media Credential Requests
October 11, 2017
Media can submit requests to cover the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and weekend of events from Friday, Oct. 28 through Marathon Day on Sunday, Oct. 30. The events will be held in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital at a variety of venues for thousands of registered participants of sold-out Marathon and MCM10K running events.
Marine Corps Historic Half to Introduce Devil Dog Double in 2017
September 28, 2016
The Marine Corps Historic Half will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sunday, May 21 in Fredericksburg, VA by introducing an entirely new challenge – the Devil Dog Double. Runners participating in the Devil Dog Double will run the Semper Five and after completing that five-mile event, will run another 13.1 miles to complete the Marine Corps Historic Half, making it the Devil Dog Double.
Marine Corps Marathon Sells All Entries for MCM10K
September 1, 2016
The MCM10K presented by Aetna has sold out of all available entries for the 2016 event to be held on Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Sunday, Oct. 30. It was just yesterday that the MCM announced substantial changes would be made to this year’s event, including the MCM10K, which has been moved completely to Arlington, VA. For a number of years, the MCM10K started in the nation’s capital and at a time simultaneous to the MCM. As the result of Metro’s SafeTrack program, the MCM10K will have a new start time of 9:15 a.m., with the course both starting and finishing in Arlington.
Metro's SafeTrack Prompts 41st MCM to Expand Start Time and Alter Course
August 31, 2016
The courses for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the accompanying MCM10K presented by Aetna, will be altered and a new expanded start schedule was publicly announced today as the result of SafeTrack, the system-wide plan unveiled by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. The MCM held a press conference in Rosslyn, VA and streamed it on Facebook Live to announce the changes for Marathon Day, which is Sunday, Oct. 30.
Quantico Tri, Quantico 12K Top Finishers Clearly Dominate
August 20, 2016
Competitors in the Quantico Tri, hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) took to the waters of the Potomac River early this morning in a 750-meter swim in the open water of the Potomac, followed by a 20K bike, before finishing with a 5K run.
MCM Invites Runners to Participate in Weekend Events
August 5, 2016
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is offering special opportunities for runners from around the world to share in the excitement of MCM Weekend this October. These include the MCM Pep Rally presented by First Command; MCM Runners Conference that includes U.S. Olympian speakers, the Carbo Dining In pasta celebration and the Runners bRUNch and 5K. All events will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor. The events on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 are open for online registration.
MedStar Teams with MCM Offering Free Runner Programs in Virginia
July 28, 2016
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has teamed up with MedStar Sports Medicine to offer MCM participants a fantastic opportunity to better prepare for their marathon run this October with the help of MedStar physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers – free of charge. These runner education sessions will be held at both Potomac River Running and Pacers stores located in Virginia.
Marine Corps Marathon to Open Transfer Program on June 13
June 6, 2016
Annually, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) offers a unique opportunity for registered runners to officially transfer their entry to a hopeful marathoner. On Monday, June 13, the MCM will open the Transfer Program, enabling any registered MCM runner to transfer their entry to another marathoner, who will then run the 41st MCM on Oct. 30.
MCM to Host Running Clinics with Olympian Jeff Galloway in Early June
May 25, 2016
There’s perhaps no better source for running tips than Olympian Jeff Galloway. His renowned Run-Walk-Run training method has opened the door to runners of all abilities, enabling them to successfully complete long distance events, including the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).
Run Amuck Offers More Obstacles and Messy Fun on Quantico
May 24, 2016
Looking for good, clean fun? That’s what you will find at Run Amuck – the messy, muddy adventure over the steep hills and through the trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. On June 4, over 2,500 will run the mud and obstacle escapades with limited spots still available for the four- mile Run Amuck, or the two-mile Mini Run Amuck.
Fredericksburg, Virginia Runners Claim Wins At Marine Corps Historic Half and Semper 5ive Event
May 15, 2016
Fredericksburg, VA runner Mark Hopely, 27, enjoyed a hometown first-place finish at today’s Marine Corps Historic Half while leading 5,716 runners into the finish line located in Fredericksburg’s Central Park. Hopely finished his first Historic Half run in 1:11:06.
Marine Corps Historic Half to Provide Free Photos
May 10, 2016
For the first time, runners of the Marine Corps Historic Half and Semper 5ive presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, will receive every photo free of charge as captured during the events on Sunday, May 15 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Healthy Lifestyle Expo to Welcome Thousands May 13-14
May 6, 2015
As thousands of runners, supporters, spectators and volunteers are welcomed to Fredericksburg, VA from May 13-15, the Marine Corps Historic Half will showcase an expanded Healthy Lifestyle Expo.
"American Grit" Start to Appear at Marine Corps Historic Half
May 6, 2016
U.S. Marine turned reality star Ret. Gunnery Sgt. Tawanda “Tee Marie” Hanible, is rejoining the U.S. Marines to host thousands of runners at the Marine Corps Historic Half in her hometown of Fredericksburg, VA on Sunday, May 15.
Free Shuttles Offered During Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend
May 5, 2016
The Marine Corps Historic Half and the City of Fredericksburg, VA will welcome thousands of participants and spectators to Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend hosted from May 13 to 15. Road closures (bottom of release) will only be in effect on Sunday, May 15.
Marine Corps Historic Half Track A Runner and App Now Available
May 4, 2016
Join the excitement of the Marine Corps Historic Half by Tracking A Runner’s progress along the 13.1 mile course while receiving updates through email, text and on social media networks. Also ready to download is the newly designed Marine Corps Historic Half App, which not only provides important information for runners and spectators but includes runner tracking capabilities and results on Marine Corps Historic Half marathon day in Fredericksburg, VA.
Quantico Tri and New 12K Offer Summer Fun and Training for 41st MCM
April 26, 2016
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is offering something new and very unique to athletes this summer with the introduction of the Quantico 12K, along with the return of the Quantico Tri on Saturday, Aug. 20. The new Quantico 12K provides a perfect training opportunity for those preparing to participate in the 41st MCM this October.
MCM Gains Approval to Manage Military Running Team
April 19, 2016
The MCM organization has received approval to assume management of the All-Marine Running Program, which includes the United States Marine Corps Team of Active Duty and Activated Reserve athletes, known as All-Marine runners.
U.S. Marine Wins Marine Corps 17.75K in Prince William County, VA
April 2, 2016
2nd Lt. Andrew Harper, 24, a U.S. Marine stationed at The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA won first place at the Marine Corps 17.75K finishing in 1:05:33 today in Prince William County, VA. It was Harper’s first time running the event that offers all finishers “Access Granted,” or a guaranteed spot in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon this October. Harper, who finished in the third fastest time in event history, led 1,954 runners to capture the win.
Marine Corps Marathon Lottery to Open March 24-30
March 17, 2016
Runners across the globe are gearing up to register for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as the lottery for this year’s event opens to the public at noon Eastern Thursday, March 24 at www.marinemarathon.com. The MCM Lottery will be conducted over seven days, through Wednesday, March 30, closing at noon Eastern.
Marine Corps Marathon Sells Out Discounted Military Entries for October Event
March 8, 2016
In just six days, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has sold all discounted entries made available to active duty and Reservists registering to run the 41st MCM on Oct. 30. The discount began as active duty/Reserve registration opened on April 2.
Marine Corps 17.75K to Pay Tribute To Prince William County Police At April 2 Event
March 7, 2016
While the Marine Corps 17.75K located in Prince William County, VA annually celebrates the year the Marine Corps was established, this year’s event will also pay tribute to the very special group of Prince William County Police and emergency personnel who put their life on the line each day to protect the local community.
GEICO offers Active Duty, Reservists Discounted Entry to 41st MCM
March 1, 2016
Military members currently serving on active duty or in the Reserve will want to register quickly beginning at noon Eastern tomorrow, March 2 to obtain a 15 percent registration discount to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).
Within Minutes Runners Seize Entries to 17.75K Gaining Access to 41st MCM
February 17, 2016
In just 7 minutes, 44 seconds, runners captured all entries to the Marine Corps 17.75K, which opened for registration at noon today. Registered participants who complete the 17.75K, held in Prince William County, VA, on Saturday, April 2, will receive ‘Access Granted’ into the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 30.
Marine Corps 17.75K Provides 'Access Granted' to 41st MCM
February 10, 2016
Beginning at noon Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 17, runners can register online for the Marine Corps 17.75K at www.marinemarathon.com. The Marine Corps 17.75K, on Saturday, April 2 in Prince William County Virginia, the opportunity to obtain guaranteed entry to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), with Access Granted presented to each finisher.
Marine Corps Marathon to Celebrate Healthy School Award Winners
January 29, 2016
Elementary students from four Northern Virginia schools will be celebrated February 2-5 by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and its partners for their participation in the MCM Kids Run held during MCM Weekend in October. The MCM, including its bulldog mascots, Sodexo and the National Watermelon Promotion Board will bestow Healthy School Awards at each of the local school gymnasiums while also presenting the exciting fitness and nutrition show, “Jump With Jill.”
Register Now for Marine Corps Historic Half at Discounted Rate
January 28, 2016
Runners from across the country will enjoy the excitement, challenge and community spirit of a #RunWithTheMarines in scenic historic Fredericksburg, VA on Sunday, May 15 during the Marine Corps Historic Half and new Semper 5ive (five mile). But those planning to register for the Historic Half, and to run the event with family and friends, will want to get in now to save $10, paying the discounted rate of $80. Registration for both the Historic Half and the new Semper 5ive is available.
Marine Corps Marathon to Unveil New Website
January 14, 2016
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the creative design agency nclud, of Washington, D.C., are gearing to launch a new and innovative website for "The People's Marathon" on Friday, Jan. 15. The MCM website, www.marinemarathon.com has been completely rebuild enabling users to quickly obtain essential MCM event information and enjoy greater ease when registering for the highly sought after running events.
Marine Corps Marathon Offers 2016 VIP Packages to Gaylord National Resort
January 7, 2016
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is for the first time offering VIP packages that include guaranteed access to the October Marathon and weekend stay at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the MCM’s new headquarters hotel. The VIP packages are available prior to the MCM Lottery opening to the public on March 24.
November 2016 - MCM: Mission Accomplished
October 2016 - MCM: Time to Muster
October 2016 - MCM: Devoted to Readiness
August 2016 - MCM: Enter the Motivation Zone
June 2016 - MCM Mission Preparedness
April 2016 - MCM Mission Awareness
March 2016 - MCM Lottery: Declassified
February 2016 - Introducing 2016 Events
Historic Half Newsletters
Give the Gift of Health and Fitness; Run With the Marines in 2016
December 16, 2015
With the 'mad dash' and stress of the holidays upon us, this is a perfect time to give the gift of health and fitness to your loved ones - and to treat yourself. Family and friends can #RunWithTheMarines in 2016 with online registration on sale now for both the Marine Corps Historic Half and new Semper Five miler, which will be hosted on Sunday, May 15 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mechanicsville VA Runner Wins Marine Corps Marathon's Turkey Trot 10K
November 21, 2015
More than 1,100 runners gobbled up the course donning turkey hats, costumes and gear to celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Turkey Trot 10K and Turkey Trot Mile on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Today marked the conclusion of the 2015 MCM Event Series annually held through November.
40th MCM is Third Largest in Event History; MCM10K Results in Close Finish
October, 20, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 25 celebrated 23,194 runners to a successful finish at the 40th anniversary of the event. The MCM10K presented by Aetna enjoyed its largest participation and closest finish. The events were held simultaneously in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital.
Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2016 Move to Gaylord National Resort
October 23, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) today announces the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center as the event's new headquarters hotel and host venue of the Health & Fitness Expo beginning with the 41st MCM on October 2016. The Gaylord national Resort is located at National Harbor, the waterfront entertainment district, in Prince George County, MD, which is less than 10 miles from the MCM start in Arlington, VA.
Marine Corps Historic Half Introduces In-Demand Registration for 2016 Event
October 20, 2015
The Marine Corps Historic Half to be held on May 15, 2016 in Fredericksburg, VA will open registration on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Unlike previous years when the Historic Half employed tiered pricing (a practice of elevating the fee as the event draws near) the 2016 Historic Half will now introduce in-demand registration as a reward for motivated runners who commit early. As more runners sign up and registration plateaus are reached, the fee increases from its starting amount of $70.
MCM Runners, Families to Link Up in Rosslyn at Finish Festival
October 20, 2015
The thousands of MCM and MCM10K finishers will meet their families in the MCM Finish Festival located in Rosslyn, VA on Sunday, Oct. 25. Open from 8-4pm, the MCM Finish Festival offers runners and spectators a bounty of excitement, information, recovery services, food sampling and entertainment. The Arlington Stage, located on Wilson Blvd and North Moore Street, will feature several live musical performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Rock Band from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the patriotic trio of "United We Sing," as well as an appearance by Brookstone Brand Ambassador, Dolvett Quince, the hugely popular trainer on the NBC television show, "The Biggest Loser."
Marine Corps Marathon to Host Celebration Concert for 40th Anniversary
October 19, 2015
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of "The People's Marathon," the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is inviting the public to join in a "Celebration Concert" on Friday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. The MCM Celebration Concert is free and will be held in the family-friendly atmosphere on the Woodrow Wilson Plaza, located outside the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps Marathon to Announce Significant Change for 2016
October 19, 2015
Media are invited to attend the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Press Conference on Friday, Oct. 23 to hear the MCM make a significant announcement regarding the future of the event. Doors open for the event at 1 p.m., with the MCM Press Conference beginning at 1:30 p.m. The National Press Club is located on the 13th floor at 529 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C.