Why January is Important to Runners Club

Runners who have successfully completed at least five Marine Corps Marathons are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club. Currently, the Club boasts 3,535 members. During October 2017, more than 1,740 club members participated in the 42nd MCM. Annually, more than 300 individuals earn access to the Runners Club by completing their fifth MCM.

This exclusive group of motivated marathoners receives guaranteed annual access to MCM registration, during a designated period, eliminating any Lottery uncertainty for these frequent participants.Membership is free and registration is simple. The only qualification is to have successfully completed five MCMs.

For runners who earned their fifth finish at the 42nd MCM in October 2017, the form to join the Runners Club will be available in January, as the MCM is changing its registration platform. It is the responsibility of those eligible to register for the membership before the end of February.

The registration window for Runners Club members to sign up for the 43rd MCM will be March 1-9. All members will receive a invitation by email notifying them of their exclusive access to registration prior to that time.