Carbo Dining In

The unique name of the MCM's pasta dinner - Carbo Dining In - pays homage to a traditional military 'dining in,' an evening that includes dinner and other events to foster camaraderie and esprit de corps. The MCM Carbo Dining In presented by Orbis offers world class speakers, Marine Corps - style entertainment and a delicious dinner buffet on the eve of the MCM.


The Carbo Dining In presented by Orbis on Saturday, October 27 at the Gaylord National Resort. Tickets are $65 each and may be purchased during MCM registration.

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Held at the beautiful MCM headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center on Saturday, October 27, the Carbo Dining In presented by Orbis serves up last minute inspiration and excitement for runners and spectators. It's the must-attend event of MCM Weekend. All the Marine Corps energy, hype and carbs necessary to fuel a successful MCM. The evening includes featured speaker, a live musical performance and a delicious pasta buffet ideal for carb loading.


Singing Trooper Dan Clark

The Carbo Dining In program includes appearances by MCM bulldog mascots, amazing prize giveaways and a terrific meal. Carbo Dining In is the perfect way to prepare for the "The People's Marathon." In 2018, Sergeant Daniel M. Clark, known as “The Singing Trooper,” will be the featured musical entertainer. Sgt. Clark enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1980. After four years of service, Clark became a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Clark served for 20 years before retiring in 2005. During this tenure with the department, Clark performed in uniform at more than 2,500 events. He joins the excitement of MCM Weekend performing with his unique style of inspirational musical entertainment.

Kathrine Switzer

The 2018 MCM Carbo Dining In will feature guest speakers, the husband and wife team of Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson.

Iconic athlete, author, and advocate for sports and social causes, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. She then created a global circuit of 400 women’s races in 27 countries that led to the inclusion of the women’s marathon in the Olympic Games. Switzer's non-profit organization, 261 Fearless, named after her Boston bib number, empowers women through running and continues Switzer’s legacy of creating opportunities for women to experience the transformational power of running. Switzer has authored three books, won Emmy awards for her broadcasting, and posted a 2:51 marathon best among her 41 marathons. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which recognized her for creating positive social change throughout her career.

Joining Kathrine will be Roger Robinson. The internationally acclaimed writer and speaker is known for vividly bringing to life the history of running, and for his unmatched insights into the positive role of the running movement in today's world. His many awards include Journalist of the Year from the Road Runners Club of America. He posts expert online marathon reports for Runner's World, was senior writer for Running Times, and has contributed features to Canadian Running, the New York Times, and many others. A runner for more than sixty years, Roger's memories go from representing England and New Zealand in world championships, setting masters records at Boston and New York, to his recent come-back as a very senior age-group winner with a knee replacement. His marathon PR was 2:18:44 at age 41.

The Carbo Dining-in menu includes caesar salad, seasonal fruit, pasta buffet featuring penne pasta, cheese tortellini pasta, marinara sauce, meat sauce, chef’s choice seasonal steamed vegetables, rolls and butter, assorted cookies. Beverages include iced tea and iced water. Gluten free is available upon request.

About Orbis

ORBIS is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) with over 17 years of experience leading, delivering, and managing professional support services to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), other DoD/DoN and commercial clients. ORBIS is also a proud member of The “Veteran Jobs Mission” which is also a coalition of likeminded companies who have made a pledge to hire over a million veterans by the year 2020. ORBIS is the only small business with under 10,000 employees in the coalition. Learn more and visit