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Meaningful Medals for Marines

Participating in the Turkey Trot are the Always Faithful – the Distinguished Participant runners. True to the Marine value of Semper Fidelis, these individuals consistently registered to #RunWithTheMarines throughout the year to qualify for this esteemed recognition. Find out what inspired four Marines to run the four qualifying events this year. Brought to you by Sentara Healthcare, we improve health every day.

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1,064 Powerful Steps

wear blue: run to remember will build a tribute wear blue Mile on the Marine Corps Marathon course. Always a runner favorite for its moving poignant reflection of service, this tribute Mile will honor our nation's fallen heroes along the scenic and peaceful serenity of Hains Point.

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Local Running Specialty Stores Offer Concierge Service

Runners in the DMV can visit Pacers or Potomac River Running stores to beat the expo rush and shop for 2018 MCM apparel by Brooks. The running stores are also extending a special concierge packet pick-up service.

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Brunch Above the MCM

From The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, spectators and runners can view the MCM for the first time from 31 stories above the action. Tickets are on sale now for the VIP Spectator Experience for Brunch Above the MCM or discounted weekend access tickets to view the nation's capital and the MCM from a truly exceptional vantage point! The Observation Deck is located in Rosslyn, home of the Finish Festival.

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Experts, Icons and Insiders Headline MCM Runners Conference

The popular MCM Runners Conference has a new home--right on the main floor of the MCM Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna. Experts, icons, advisors and insiders will talk running, health, MCM and more. Reserve a seat in advance or find time while visiting the Expo to drop in on the interesting action at the MCM Runners Conference.

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Medal of Honor Golf Course Opens for 8K

​You’ve heard of walking the greens but ‘running the greens?’ That becomes a thing on December 8 when the Medal of Honor 8K presented by Marines Plumbing is held on the Medal of Honor Golf Course.

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Collect Cheers from Loved Ones

Hear the sweet sounds of your children’s voices. Listen to encouraging words from your spouse. Feel energized by inspiring cheers from a parent. Get an audio push from friends. Download the Motigo app to hear an audio tour highlighting the MCM course with added motivation from a personal support crew of friends and family.

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Marine Designs New Memorial

A place where people can give veterans the same respect and honor, and where veterans and their families can experience healing and comfort.

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12-Year-Old Running 12K

Sentara Healthcare introduces Andrew Appleton, who will run the 12K at age 12. Find out Andrew's family connections to the Marine Corps that connect back to Iwo Jima.

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District Training Crew Rewards Training for MCM

Pacers announces the free virtual training club, the District Training Crew. All local DMV marathoners and 10K runners are invited to join this virtual group to earn cool gear while hitting milestones in the last few months of training.

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New Way to Beat the Bridge

The 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will debut a new way for participants to Beat the Bridge located at Mile 21. Void of spectators, the bridge connects the nation's capital to Arlington and has been portrayed as both, mentally and physically challenging. In an attempt to energize and fuel runners, the MCM will introduce water monsters on the bridge.

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Honoring Runners with MCMMY Digital Awards

The MCMMYS are back and will recognize the excellence, passion and uniqueness of the runner community participating in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon. This digital award program will enable runners to share their stories, motivations, challenges, successes and zaniness in eight distinct categories.

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Four Steps to Transfer an MCM Entry

Looking to score an entry to the sold out MCM? Then you’re lucky day is quickly approaching! Unable to participate after obtaining a spot in the MCM? Relief is on the way. The Marine Corps Marathon opens the Transfer Program on Wednesday, July 11 and here's how it works.

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Roots Running Back to Belleau Wood

“It was one of the highlights of my year, if not my life. It was remarkable.” One hundred years ago at the Battle of Belleau Wood in France, Mary Wright Baylor’s Great Uncle, Marine Corps Corporal Richard Rose, lost his life in service to his country. On June 23, Mary attended the Belleau Wood 8K aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico to honor Richard.

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​The Wood’s Take on Belleau Wood 8K

Sentara Healthcare introduces Dakota Wood, whose last name isn’t the only thing connecting him to the Battle of Belleau Wood. As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, he honors the sacrifice and heroics of the Marines who fought in the Battle by participating in the Belleau Wood 8K with his wife, Dixie Wood.

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