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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, 2018
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.
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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.
Virginia Governor & DC Mayor to Start 40th MCM and MCM10K
October 15, 2015
The 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and MCM10K will officially be started by the leaders of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. The MCM and MCM10K will begin at separate start lines on Sunday, Oct. 25 but finish together at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA. Both events start at 7:55 a.m.
Marine Corps Marathon Updates Event App and 'Track A Runner' Services
October 13, 2015
The 40th marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is introducing an updated version of its user-friendly MCM App for all iPhone and Android mobile devices. The MCM App delivers 40th anniversary event information including course maps, transportation, weekend event schedules, runner tracking capabilities, social media feeds, weather updates and alerts, and event-day results.
Transportation Made Easy to 40th Marine Corps Marathon
October 13, 2015
Access to the 40th Marine Corps Marathon and MCM10K will come easy for participants of either even on Sunday, Oct. 25, when thousands descend on Arlington, VA and the nation's capital. Metro will open early for participants, starting at 5 a.m. on Marathon Day. The MCM also recommends spectators use Metro to view their runner at numerous location along the 26.2 mile course. In addition, free shuttle service is available to and form the MCM, as indicated.
MCM Health & Fitness Expo at DC Convention Center
October 9, 2015
The 40th MCM will host this year's Health & Fitness Expo at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, the Expo will be held in Hall C of the Convention Center, which can be accessed through the building's front entrance. The Health & Fitness Expo will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
Marine Corps Marathon Debuts 40th Anniversary Event Program Online
October 7, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is today debuting "Salute," the beautifully detailed full color event program for the 40th anniversary of "The People's Marathon." The digital interactive version of the Salute program is available on the MCM website at www.marinemarathon.com.
Registration Opens October 7 for Turkey Trot 10K and Turkey Trot Mile
October 6, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon is opening online registration tomorrow, Oct. 7 for the family-friendly Turkey Trot 10K and Turkey Trot Mile, that will be hosted Saturday, Nov. 21 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. This final run in the 2015 MCM Event Series features a finish line petting zoo with live turkeys, the "most festive participant shirt ever" and special Thanksgiving-treat age awards provided by Wegmans.
Arlington, VA to Unveil Marine Corps Marathon Drive on October 7
October 2, 2015
In honor of “The People’s Marathon,” Arlington, VA will dedicate a block in the heart of Rosslyn as Marine Corps Marathon Drive each October. The Marine Corps Marathon’s (MCM) official street sign will be unveiled during a ceremony starting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 1200 Wilson Boulevard, near the corner of Wilson and North Lynn Street, in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood, which is also home to the MCM Finish Festival.
MCM10K Sells Out for October 25 Event in Nation's Capital
September 28, 2015
The MCM10K presented by Aetna is sold out of all entries for the 6.2 mile event that coincides with the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 25. The MCM10K will include 10,000 registered participants from 48 states and 26 countries.
Marine Corps Marathon and Virginia529 Create New Partnership
September 21, 2015
Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) has teamed up with the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) to become presenting sponsor of the MCM Kids Run on Saturday, Oct. 24. The MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 will feature 3,600 young runners, ages 5 to 12, completing a one-mile course in Arlington, VA, inside the Pentagon North parking lot. Annually, the MCM Kids Run is hosted as part of MCM Weekend.
Marine Corps Marathon to Launch Registration for October Weekend Events
September 8, 2015
There’s no better way to enjoy the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) then to share in the excitement and motivation of MCM Weekend with fellow marathoners. The MCM Pep Rally presented by First Command, MCM Runners bRUNch and expanded MCM Runner’s Conference presented by Leidos offer runners a variety of opportunities to revel together while obtaining running tips and advice for completing the Marathon course. The Pep Rally, Runners bRUNch and Runners Conference all open for registration on Wednesday, Sept. 9 starting at noon, Eastern. Limited space is available for each event.
40th Marine Corps Marathon Debuts 2015 Course
September 4, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is today debuting its marathon course and online interactive map with slight changes from Miles 22 to 24 of the 26.2 mile course located in Crystal City, VA. The 40th anniversary of the MCM occurs on Sunday, Oct. 25 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital. The MCM’s vibrant online course map, created with Bethesda, MD-based web software and interactive services firm, Geocentric, is accessible on the website.
Arlington County Approves Street Naming of Marine Corps Marathon Drive
July 22, 2015
In a unanimous vote, the Arlington County Board officially designated Marine Corps Marathon Drive, to be located along a portion of Wilson Boulevard, from North Lynn Street to North Moore Street, "to inspire and motivate the thousands who will converge on Arlington," the resolution states. Runners will cross Marine Corps Marathon Drive in Mile 1 of the course and then return to the street as part of the MCM Finish Festival.
MCM Transfer Program to Open June 17
June 15, 2015
On Wednesday, June 17, the MCM will open the MCM Transfer Program enabling registered participants, not able to complete the Marathon on Oct. 25, the opportunity to officially transfer their entry to another runner. The MCM Transfer Program is available through August 31.
MCM to Host Running Clinics with Olympian Jeff Galloway in DC, Virginia
May 26, 2015
Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) runners and the public can enjoy a special opportunity to hear from Olympian and famed marathon trainer Jeff Galloway during two separate running clinics hosted free of charge this week in Washington, DC and Quantico, VA.
Fredericksburg, VA Runner Wins Marine Corps Historic Half
May 17, 2015
The U.S. Marines joined U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and "NCIS" television star David McCallum in hosting the second-largest Marine Corps Historic Half with 7,777 total finishers completing the Historic Half marathon, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K events. There were 6,245 finishers in the half marathon, 821 in the 10K and 711 runners who completed the 5K distance despite humity and 72-degree temperature and the 7 am start.
Wegmans and Navy Federal Credit Union Expand MCM Sponsorships
May 15, 2015
Runners completing the Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events will not only be greeted by U.S. Marines at the finish but also by employees of Wegmans as the runners enjoy postevent hospitality on May 17 in Fredericksburg, VA. Wegmans, the grocery retailer, is partnering with the Historic Half, by serving up water bottles at the finish and distributing oranges and pretzels in post-event runner hospitality. Wegmans this year has expanded its partnership to include the MCM Event Series and the 40th Marine Corps Marathon. Conversely, the MCM’s longest sponsor, Navy Federal Credit Union, will expand its affiliation through a presenting sponsorship of this weekend’s Historic 10K.
Marine Corps Historic 10K Sells All Entries for May 17 Event
May 5, 2015
The Marine Corps Historic 10K presented by Navy Federal Credit Union was sold out of all entries for the event that coincides with the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 17 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Marine Corps Historic Half Entries Sell Out
April 30, 2015
Runners from across the United States will Run With the Marines on Sunday, May 17 in Fredericksburg, VA in the Marine Corps Historic Half, which has sold out of all 8,000 entries today.
NCIS "Ducky" to Start Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA
April 22, 2015
Veteran actor David McCallum, recognized for his portrayal of Dr. Donald ("Ducky") Mallard on the CBS drama, "NCIS," will join the U.S. Marines and thousands of runners on May 16 and 17 for Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend in Fredericksburg, VA.
Haymarket, VA Runner Wins Marine Corps 17.75K in Prince William County
March 28, 2015
Marine Corps 17.75K runners proved they are a hearty bunch today in Prince William County, VA where both morning temperatures and wind speeds were at a brisk 30 degrees at 7 a.m. as they took off running Prince William Forest Park. Even the cold could not keep runners from their mission to complete the 11.03-mile event and obtain "Access Granted" to the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).
Runners Grab All Entries to 17.75K, Seeking Access to 40th MCM
March 11, 2015
In just 7 minutes, 18 seconds, runners snatched up all entries to the Marine Corps 17.75K, which opened for public registration at noon today. The event, on Saturday, March 28 in Prince William County, VA, grants finishers special access to the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), making guaranteed access a "hot commodity" prior to the MCM lottery opening this Friday, March 13.
Marine Corps Marathon to Unveil Training Gear as Lottery Opens
March 4, 2015
Runners worldwide are marking their calendars for Friday, March 13 as the Marine Corps Marathon will begin lottery registration at noon.
Active Duty & Reserve Entries Sell Out for 40th MCM
February 23, 2015.
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has sold all discounted entries made available to active duty and Reserve members of the military. The special discount was offered beginning Feb. 23 through a partnership with GEICO.
MCM Captures Gold Certification for Environmental Initiatives
January 28, 2015
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has received Gold certification, the highest level awarded by the Council for Responsible Sport for being socially and environmentally responsible as a world-class running event. The MCM has been recognized for enacting best practices during the 39th MCM held on Oct. 25, 2014. The MCM earned 45 credits to become the largest marathon to earn this distinction among environmentally-conscious sporting events.
Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2014 Healthy School Award Winners
January 6, 2015
Five Northern Virginia elementary schools have earned recognition as the winners of the 2014 Healthy School Award, presented by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The award is presented to the schools with the largest student participation at the MCM Kids Run, held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 during MCM Weekend. All repeat winners, these schools have demonstrated an on-going commitment to the importance of the physical fitness of their students.
January 2015 - RunWithTheMarines...half the miles, all the excitement!
May 2015 - Historic Half: Pride & Preparation
June 2015 - Historic Half: Mission Accomplished
Marine Corps Marathon to Award 500,000 Finisher
December 8, 2014
While completing his first marathon at the 39th MCM, Washington, D.C. runner Joshua Moscow, 23, made an enduring mark on the event, becoming the 500,000th finisher in MCM history. Moscow was the 7,320th runner to cross the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Runners Gobble up Turkey Trot 10K as High School Coach Captures Consecutive Wins
November 22, 2014
Capturing his second consecutive win, Fredericksburg, VA's Stephen Harrison led 978 runners to the finish of the Turkey Trot 10K on Mairne Corps Base Quantico today during the cold, crisp autumn morning. Harrison, 26, easily defended his title, winning the Turkey Trot 10K with a five-minute lead over the field of participants hailing from 19 states and Washington, D.C. Harrison completed this year's Turkey Trot in 33:56, just shy of his win last year at 32:26.
U.S. Army Claims Big Wins at 39th Marine Corps Marathon
October 26, 2014
The U.S. Army captured first-place wins at the 39th MCM in both individual and team categories. Army Spc Samuel Kosgei, 30, of Junction City, KS ran 26.2 miles in 2:22:12, finishing first among 19,661 total participants. Army Capt. Meghan Curran, 38, of Moorestown, NJ completed her first-place run in 2:51:47. The U.S. Army elite Running Team also beat out the competition in the Armed Forces Challenge, a friendly rivalry between military service branches.
Actor Sean Astin to Start and Run 39th MCM
October 20, 2014
Actor Sean Astin, best known for his title role as "Rudy," and for his recurring role in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will start and run the 39th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 26 in Arlington, VA. Astin, who currently stars in "The Strain" on the FX Networks, will join the U.S. Marines and thousands of participants to run his first MCM.
Marine Corps Historic Half Registration Begins MCM Weekend
October 15, 2014
The MCM offers a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to #RunWithTheMarines. Starting on Saturday, Oct. 25, the MCM will offer the lowest registration free for the popular Marine Corps Historic Half. The Historic Half will be held on May 17, 2015 in Fredericksburg, VA.
MCM10K Sells All Entries for October 26 Event in Nation's Capital
October 6, 2014
All entries for the MCM10K presented by Aetna now are sold out for the Oct. 26 event that includes 9,500 participants. The MCM10K begins at 7:55 a.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC and finishes alongside the 39th MCM on the Marine Corps War Memorail in Rosslyn, VA.
Medal of Honor Recipient to Skydive into 39th MCM
October 1, 2014
Medal of Honor recipient and retired U.S. Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter will accompany 11 parachutists in the skies over Arlington, VA on Sunday, Oct. 26 to deliver a 7,800 sqare-foot American flag at the start of the 39th MCM. Carpenter, who received the Medal of Honor for saving a fellow Marine during the Global War on Terrorism, will skydive in tandem. After skydiving, Carpenter will embark on his second consecutive MCM, joining hundreds of marathoners participating with the Semper Fi Fund, a MCM Charity Partner dedicated to assisting wounded service members.
Marine Corps Historic Half Trends Popular
May 21, 2014
Boasting a runner tracking service that distributed timing results electronically and a robust social media campaign, the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon held during the weekend of May 16-18 in Fredericksburg, VA reached over half million individuals. The event hosted 7,545 runners in three distance events including the Historic Half marathon, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K.