Left until event day October 27th
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
1,064 Powerful Steps
wear blue: run to remember will build a tribute wear blue Mile on the Marine Corps Marathon course. Always a runner favorite for its moving poignant reflection of service, this tribute Mile will honor our nation's fallen heroes along the scenic and peaceful serenity of Hains Point.
Local Running Specialty Stores Offer Concierge Service
Runners in the DMV can visit Pacers or Potomac River Running stores to beat the expo rush and shop for 2018 MCM apparel by Brooks. The running stores are also extending a special concierge packet pick-up service.
Brunch Above the MCM
From The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, spectators and runners can view the MCM for the first time from 31 stories above the action. Tickets are on sale now for the VIP Spectator Experience for Brunch Above the MCM or discounted weekend access tickets to view the nation's capital and the MCM from a truly exceptional vantage point! The Observation Deck is located in Rosslyn, home of the Finish Festival.