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The Kids are Alright

In February, the MCM recognized the grassroots efforts of two Arlington County schools that resulted in more than 600 students participating in the 2016 Kids Run. At the Arlington County School Board Meeting, MCM Director Rick Nealis presented MCM Kids Run medals to the Taylor Elementary School and Claremont Immersion School group coordinators.

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The Challenge Before the Challenge

Registration opens on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. for the 1775K. In 2016, registration sold out in minutes. So while getting into the event is a challenge, finishing it is an even bigger accomplishment. Really, every step of the way for these runners, all the way to the Marine Corps War Memorial at the 42nd MCM, offers feelings of success.

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Blog about Bling

The presentation of medals at the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon has been considered by runners to be the most humbling and memorable moment of the entire experience. After crossing the finish line, runners receive deserving recognition from a member of the United States Marine Corps in the shadow of the US Marine Corps War Memorial. For an awesome moment like this, only an awesome medal will do.

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Registration Report

The up-to-the-date registration report from live on the scene at MCM World HQ. Here's a rundown of registration news from across the upcoming MCM event schedule featuring the Historic Half, Devil Dog Double, Marine Corps 1775K and Quantico 100.

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Four Star Bundles Access and Entries

Want to guarantee yourself an entry in the MCM? Looking to maximize the MCM Weekend experience? Seeking a hotel room right in the middle of the action? Hoping all your MCM morning transportation is handled? Starting on February 1, the 2017 MCM Four Star Registration Package will offer a stellar bundle of benefits to gain immediate and exclusive access to the 42nd MCM.

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Oh Say Can You Sing

Whether you are a runner who sings or a singer who runs or a just a singer who supports the Marines, share your talents as a National Anthem singer at an upcoming MCM event.

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Get the Digi Camo Training Shirt

This moisture wicking, chase-down-your-dreams shirt is high performance, bold style and just four ounces. The design features original Historic Half artwork, a motivational mantra and the Half logo. ​

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Introducing the Quantico 100

During the evening of April 29, the Quantico 100 will challenge runners to log as many miles as possible in a 100-minute window. Wind 'em up. Let 'em go. The three-mile loop course will begin at historic Butler Stadium and end with a fun, free concert.

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Double the Challenge

Remember the exhilarating feeling of riding a roller coaster, rolling to a stop and being overtaken by excitement to do it all over again. That, dear runners, is the essence of the Devil Dog Double. The Marine Corps Historic Half to be held in Fredericksburg, Virginia on May 21, 2017 boasts the most infamous on-course ascension of any half marathon. It even has its own name--Hospital Hill.

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A Whole Ten Years for the Half

The MCM is a well known destination run for motivated individuals from across the country and around the world. They appreciate the historic sites, the display of American pride and the opportunity to interact with the United States Marines. They also seek to conquer the hill that resides just before the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The Marine Corps Historic Half shares these attributes and makes a perfect spring weekend getaway for an ideal half marathon in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Dream Until Your Dreams Come True

Another year gone by and its again time to establish resolutions. What successes were achieved in 2016? What prompted the shortcomings? Were goals met? Chances are the mission for the new year will include being healthy, active and fit and what better motivating force than the United States Marine Corps.

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For the Love Me Wall

​In the weeks following “The People’s Marathon,” the MCM combs through all split times and finisher data to confirm results and validate the age awards. At the conclusion of this process, the database is deemed official and finisher certificates are made available to MCM participants. And that time is now.

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Shop MCM on Cyber Monday

MCM runners are encouraged to take a break and stuff their own stockings with collectibles, apparel and keepsakes in celebration of "The People's Marathon." Visit the MCM Shop and link to licensed partners for unique MCM-branded items.

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Futures Running

​These are the formative weeks, when individuals develop resolutions to guide actions and intentions in the upcoming, new year. Physical fitness and pursuit of a healthy lifestyle should always be paramount to one's initiatives. Make the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon and the other MCM-organized events part of the plan for 2017.

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Festive Shirts and Costume Contest

​Like the autumn holiday its hitched too, the Turkey Trot 10K has its own set of traditions. Hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Saturday, November 19, the 10K and accompanying one-mile dash will feature the most festive, Thanksgiving-themed event shirts yet again. Past participants have been adorned in apparel featuring an over-sized turkey sketch, a running Thanksgiving dinner and 'be the Turkey' art.

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