Just a couple days prior to the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half, 63 runners took off on a 13.1-mile run through the Afghanistan desert participating in Historic Half Forward in Kabul.
Come say “hello” to actor Jim Klock on Friday or Saturday at the Expo. Listen to tips on how to handle Hospital Hill and run strong from Lucky Road. Get the weather report at a meet and greet with Historic Half participant and NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell. Score a few selfies with the Historic Half town crier. Speakers Square is located on the main Expo floor next to the Historic Half store.
The tenth Historic Half Weekend begins for all participants the same way—with a visit to the biggest Healthy Lifestyle Expo ever. Also, new in 2017, the Expo boasts earlier hours with a noon opening on Friday, May 19. There’s no admission fee and parking is free. Anyone can stroll the Expo for inspiration, apparel, fitness products, food sampling and so much more.
For the third year, wear blue: run to remember will build a wear blue Mile honoring our nation's fallen heroes on the Historic Half course. Faces of the Fallen tribute posters will carefully line a journey of 1,064 steps. Requested by an athlete or volunteer, these posters honor a hero who gave his or her life while in service to our great nation.
The Run-Walk expert is going to share everything he knows about training for the MCM at a free workshop on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the nation’s capital, hosted by MedStar Sports Medicine, the proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM. The program will be held at the new MedStar Health Orthopedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre, Building 1, 1120 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Galloway will also host a clinic earlier in the day on May 3 at noon on Marine Corps Base Quantico at Little Hall. No advance registration required. No admission fee. It’s a great opportunity to hear from one of the most accomplished marathon training experts. Want to train for and run a marathon while avoiding injury? Then Jeff’s the guy.
It's not 100 miles. It's not 100K. The distance is totally up to the runner. The Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is same day or day-prior Packet Pick-up, great hospitality, once-in-a-hundred-years experience, an evening run and, perhaps best of all, a free post-run concert featuring Group Captain and the Mandrakes. Registration is open now for the Quantico 100 at just $35 with a special $18 fee for Active Duty military. T
The world-renowned Columbia Business School in New York City is introducing the Executive Challenge to this year’s MCM. High-power military and civilian leaders, who are registered to participate in the MCM, can compete against other CEOs, presidents, commissioned military officers, and other senior executives to earn bragging rights as the fastest executive.
Runners from 40 states are arriving in Prince William County, Virginia this weekend to participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K. While the event occurs in beautiful Prince William Forest Park, runners from near and far are encouraged to take advantage of the trip to Prince William & Manassas, VA to visit sites of major Civil War battles, picturesque historic towns, and numerous other attractions including the beautiful golf courses.
During Lottery registration, the MCM and Brooks will unveil the 2017 Motivational Line of apparel, exclusively for MCM participants while training for “The People’s Marathon.” Purchasing a shirt during MCM registration isn’t just about obtaining a commemorative keepsake. The apparel item will announce a mission statement to everyone you run past that each training step brings you closer to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial finish line.
Sentara profiles Chuck LaMar, who has enjoyed a celebrated career in Major League Baseball. In addition to scouting for several teams, LaMar was Assistant General Manager with both the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies organizations during their World Series wins. On March 25, LaMar, father of a 2015 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, will participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K.
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.
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.
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.