Marine Corps Marathon

Recognized for impeccable organization on a scenic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as 'the best marathon for beginners,' the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People's Marathon.”

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Celebrating MCM History

Marine Corps Marathon is annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Motivated individuals run the MCM as a tribute to a loved one serving this country or in memory of their sacrifice. They run in defiance, while facing an illness, whether their own or a loved one's. They run to show love of country. The MCM welcomes those finding a new path to fitness and those simply seeking to conquer a distance that once seemed impossible. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM celebrates the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers. Held in Arlington, VA, National Harbor, MD and the nation’s capital, the MCM hosts runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries.

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MCM Info

Where is the start? What support is on course? What does 'beat the bridge' mean? What happens at the finish? Our answers give you the confidence you need to run your best. Knowing is half the battle.

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Weekend Events

Celebrations, speakers, running events and good food add to an exciting itinerary for MCM Weekend.

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Advance Prep MCM Essential Intel

MCM Schedule

From October 26-28, the MCM hosts events and excitement for runners and supporters to motivate, inspire and entertain.

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Training

Train for the MCM with virtual tools aided by technology or join the fun in a group run.

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Course Map

Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country.

MCM Course Map

Make it Count MCM Mission Details

MCM Photos

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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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The Two Best Locations to Book a Hotel for MCM Weekend

​Running a marathon takes miles of painstaking preparation, but making travel plans for the MCM doesn’t need to be as tricky. The MCM has taken care of the travel logistics by finding hotels in hot spots that fit a variety of needs.

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