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MedStar Power-Ups for MCM Runner

For every runner planning to participate in the MCM, there's a training plan. Some first timers. Some long timers. Some recovering from injury. Some running with buddies. Others running solo. MedStar Sports Medicine, the MCM's proud Sports Medicine Partner, is offering a free power-up for every runner's plan.

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Parent Guide for Back-to-School

It's Back-to-School time for families everywhere. That means adjusting to a new schedule, coordinating after-school activities and recalibrating family time from the ease of summer vacation to the intensity of homework. The endless hours of summer fun quickly throttles down to school days residing behind a desk. Kids need to burn energy and maintain a level of activity. Instill the sense of accomplishment by registering your young runner for the MCM Kids Run.

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No More Straddling the Fence

Uniquely, the MCM recognizes that even the most ambitious plans are sometimes derailed. Schedules change. Conflicts arise. Injuries occur. Reality sets in. Whatever the reason, the MCM offers runners an opportunity to bypass the 2016 MCM and defer an entry to the 2017 event.

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Use Your Ears to Run the MCM

On Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, after months of using the feet, runners are invited to use the ears to prepare for the MCM by attending one or more of the MCM Runners Conference sessions. You'll be all ears at these free presentations getting expert insights on a variety of marathon-relevant topics.

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Add Fun to the Run and Pep to your Step

Hype and hope highlight the hoopla at the high energy kickoff to MCM Weekend. Runners and their personal cheering squad should purchase tickets now to the MCM Pep Rally, happening on Friday, Oct. 28.

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​MCM Hall of Famer Ret. Marine Col. Harvey C. Barnum Jr. Honored

MCM Director Rick Nealis was in attendance as Medal of Honor recipient Col. Barnum was honored as the U.S. Navy's new Destroyer became his namesake in a ceremony hosted by U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. The Arleigh-Burke class Destroyer DDG124, Harvey C. Barnum Jr., is expected to be launched into the fleet in 2024.

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Giving Flavor to the MCM

Just a few weeks after the birth of Kenny Kramm’s youngest daughter in the early 90s, she began suffering epileptic seizures. As part of her recovery, she was required to take multiple daily doses of medication but refused due to the bad taste. Kenny and his father, a pharmacist, spent evenings sweetening the medicine with flavorings from candy manufacturers.

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Keep it Simple and Stay Close

When runners wake up on event morning, there's still miles to go. So minimize the stress. Streamline the movement plan. Stay close to the action and within the system of care provided by the MCM. Shuttles will run throughout the pre-MCM hours from National Harbor and Crystal City to Runners Village at the Pentagon North Parking Lot.

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MedStar Physicians to Bond with MCM Runners

MedStar has teamed with two leading local running specialty stores to get MCM participants ready for the October 30th event. Beginning in July and continuing through the MCM, MedStar physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers will be offering free runner education sessions and access to training runs

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Like Christmas Eve in October

Imagine all the nervous excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve (in this case, though, flip from night to morning and from December 24 to October 29). Add a beautiful 3.1 mile run alongside the banks of Potomac River. Topped off with a good, hearty breakfast and a hilarious, insightful and inspiring talk featuring Bart Yasso of Runners World.

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Sneak Peek at Tri & 12K Medals

The Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K design theme features gear-shaped artwork on the shirts and the unique finisher medals. Participants receive technical shirts with the Tri shirt featuring partial sublimation art including actual event images. Tri and 12K finishers will earn gear-shaped medals.

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Don't Switch Bibs

Imagine getting behind the wheel with someone else's driver's license in your wallet. Would you even think about going on a vacation carrying another person's passport? Seems unlikely. So the MCM is reminding runners not to follow a path similar to these wild scenarios and NOT SWITCH BIBS.

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Do the Dirty Work. Get the Pics.

Thousands of participants will climb the hills, crawl through tunnels, mash through mud pits and get doused by a water blast as part of Run Amuck, the mud and obstacle challenge. After the dirty work is done, participants are encouraged to view their dirty photos taken throughout the course by MarathonFoto, the leader in running event photography.

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MCM Responsible for Wettest May in DC?

The DC area has experienced relentless, unyielding rainfall since late April. At least a trace of rain has fallen in 23 of the last 27 days, accounting for over 5.6 inches of rain, as part of a record-setting streak of 15 consecutive days with measurable rainfall. Why has DC's weather been so awful this month? There's a very simple explanation. The rainfall can be attributed to the operational planning of the Marine Corps Marathon in preparation for Run Amuck-- the four mile mud and obstacle challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 4.

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Run Amuck with the Marine this spring

​Forget your standard running event. Run Amuck, the MCM's mega messy running challenge to be held on June 4 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, has unveiled a new four-mile course featuring 28 obstacles and three mud pits. When you hear obstacle course, don't be confused by memories of games at summer camp. Run Amuck tests both mental and physical strengths and elevates the inner machismo.

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