42nd MCM Weekend features events, celebrations and excitement from October 26-28 in Arlington, VA, the nation's capital and now the National Harbor. Some events require advance ticket purchase. Please see specific event pages for details.
October 26, 2018
10:00AM - 8:00PM
October 27, 2018
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Health & Fitness Expo. The Health & Fitness Expo featuring Packet Pick-up will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745.
9:30AM - 2:00PM
MCM Kids Run. Three thousand kids ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile fun run that also offers a variety of activities at the family fitness called Camp Miles. The one-mile, have-all-the-fun-you-can event features music and entertainment, mascots and medals.
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Carbo Dining In. In the spirit of traditional military dinners called the "Dining-In," MCM hosts this sold-out pasta event for runners and their families and friends.
October 28, 2018
MCM Wheelchair and Hand Cycle Start.
7:55AM - 3:10PM
43rd Marine Corps Marathon. One of the largest marathons in the world starts with the blast of the M2A1 Howitzer at 7:55 a.m., sending runners on a mission to 'charge the district, beat the bridge and take the Iwo.' The MCM promises a spectacular start with the color guard, national anthem, special guests and international flags from all nations represented in the field.
8:00AM - 3:00PM
MCM Finish Festival. After enjoying hospitality and posing with MarathonFoto for a picture in front of the iconic Marine Corps War Memorial, MCM and MCM10K finishers will proceed to downtown Rosslyn. Runners and spectators can visit the MCM Brooks Finisher Store, reunite in Family Link Up, recover with a free massage, enjoy a beer from Michelob Ultra and see live musical performances.
Award Ceremony. MCM10K & MCM
MCM Military Award Ceremony.
Penguin Award presentation.