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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cheer from the sidewalks of Fredericksburg or from far away, as a friend or loved one participates in the Historic Half. Instantaneous, live updates of a runner's progress will be delivered by text or email. There's also the awesome option to send out updates over a Twitter feed or to be posted on Facebook.
Athletes will be swimming, biking and running on Marine Corps Base Quantico on August 20, as part of the Quantico Tri. When the event moved its swim portion from the pool to the Potomac in 2015, an entirely new course was introduced, as the roadways and trails around Officer Candidate School were employed. With so much real estate locked on for the Tri, the MCM decided to double down by creating a run-only event on the same morning and unveiling the Quantico 12K.
To become distinguished, runners must participate in four events including either Historic Half distance event (13.1 or Semper 5ive) in May; Run Amuck on June 4; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K on August 20; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November. Registration is open now for all events.
The MCM is hosting two free marathon training workshops in early June featuring Olympian, famed marathon training guru and MCM Hall of Famer Jeff Galloway. Make plans to attend the MCM Galloway Workshop on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the United States Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) in the nation's capital or at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. in Breckinridge Hall (2076 South Street).