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.”

59 Days

Left until event day October 22nd

Celebrating MCM History

Inspired by a post-Vietnam era memo, "The People's Marathon" has hosted inspired and motivated individuals for over four decades.

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Start Prepared

Finish Strong

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 20-22, the MCM hosts events and excitement for runners and supporters to motivate, inspire and entertain.

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

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Make it Count MCM Mission Details

MCM Photos


Meet Vincent: A Story of Purpose

MCM runner Vincent Carrano, then Marine Infantry corporal, was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment deployed to Afghanistan when they experienced heavy fighting and the unimaginable loss of many fellow Marines.

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Brooks Recreates Vintage MCM Shirt

​The running community is close-knit with runners often willing to lend a hand to one another with camaraderie on display from local races to international competitions. The running spirit is also alive and well throughout the industry. Most recently, Brooks, proud MCM shoe/apparel sponsor, helped the Houchin family of runners “re-gear” their father -- a lifelong runner whose clothes were torn as he experienced a massive heart attack during a running event in March.

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