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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.
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.
Advance Prep MCM Essential Intel
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.
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.
Mameluke Sword Presented to MCM
After 66 years, the Mameluke Sword of Colonel James Fowler, founder of the MCM, returned to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Mameluke Sword is the official sword for Marine Officers. Fowler’s sword will be on display in the lobby of Fowler Hall along with other artifacts, awards and collectables that follow Fowler and the event he founded more than four decades ago.