Finish Festival

The excitement of completing the MCM and MCM10K will be celebrated in the Finish Festival in Rosslyn from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Finish Festival is a short walk from the MCM finish line, located at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Downtown Rosslyn hosts the celebration inviting the entire community to enjoy activities alongside runners and supporters with food, music, giveaways and essential post-event services.

The Finish Festival features live music on the Arlington stage, booths and giveaways along Meade and Lynn Streets, Ft Myer and Fairfax Drives and Wilson Blvd.


Family Link Up – On Wilson Blvd., runners and their support crew may pre-arrange to meet in Family Link Up. The MCM recommends choosing the first letter of the runner’s last name as the pre-planned location to reunite. The link-up areas are designated by 13-foot tall, yellow towers with letters of the alphabet prominently displayed.

Info/Medical Tent – Find out about a runner's status at the Medical Info Tent located in Dark Star Park at corner of Fairfax and Fort Myer Drives.

UPS Baggage Pick-Up – Along Lynn Street from Wilson Blvd to 19th Street, look for over 30 UPS trucks and the team in brown at the baggage retrieval area for runners. Each runner will be assigned a truck for pre-event baggage drop-off in Runners Village. The designated truck number will be noted on a sticker attached to each runner’s bib. Pick up checked bags from the very same UPS truck that relocated from Runners Village to the Finish Festival.

Trash and Composting – Runners are encouraged to join the MCM in maintaining the cleanliness of the host community of Rosslyn. Trash, recycling and composting receptacles will be located throughout the Finish Festival. Please hold onto trash and then deposit in the appropriate container to avoid contamination. Fyffes, the proud MCM banana provider, supports the MCM composting initiative.

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Visit the giveaway booths and interactive stations hosted by MCM sponsors. Purchase finisher apparel, get free goodies, take celebration selfies, recover with a massage and more!

Fairfax Drive: Leidos, Gold's Gym Recovery zone and Brooks. Please note Brooks will not be selling MCM finisher apparel in the Finish Festival. All products will be available for purchase on the Brooks website beginning on event day and will offer guaranteed two-day delivery.

Ft. Myer Drive: Michelob Ultra Beer Garden, MARSOC

Lynn Street: Arlington Visitors Info, National Watermelon Board, GEICO PR Bell, Hyundai, NBC4, MCM Licensed Partner Fond Memories Graphics

Dark Star Park: Info Tent with runner and medical information

Wilson Boulevard: Arlington Stage featuring host Rob Powers, live performances by the Quantico Rock Band and The American Bombshells, UPS Baggage Pick-up, Jersey Mikes, GEICO, Jelly Belly Sport Beans, Naked Juice and the Inova Blood Mobile Spectator Blood Drive.


Metro - The Rosslyn Metro station, located on North Moore Street, is on the Orange and Blue lines. Thanks in advance for patience while waiting for Metro service on MCM day.

Taxi - Taxi service will be available from the corner of North Lynn and 19th Streets, just down the block from Family Link-up.

Shuttles -

  • Rosslyn. Finish shuttles will be located in the Finish Festival on Oak Street and Wilson Blvd will return runners and spectators to 23rd Street and Crystal Drive in Crystal City.
  • Gaylord National. To return to National Harbor, runners and guests should Metro to the Eisenhower station (yellow line) to access the free shuttles to the Gaylord National Resort. Return service will be available from 10:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


The Quantico Marine Corps Rock Band is comprised of talented musicians stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The band will welcome finishers to Rosslyn with a high energy performance featuring 12 active duty Marines rockin' out to original arrangements of classics from the past five decades.

Spectator Blood Drive

inova Blood Donor Services Blood Drive at MCM Finish Festival

Spectators are invited to join Inova Blood Donor Services by donating blood on Sunday, October 22 in the Finish Festival. In less than an hour, MCM supporters can donate blood and save up to three lives. There is a continual need for all blood types. Blood only comes from generous volunteer blood donors and is used to help trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Make an appointment to donate while a favorite runner is on the course. Lock in a time online or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES and reference sponsor code 8294. Donors will receive a limited edition 2017 Inova Blood Donor Services/ MCM challenge coin, while supplies last.

Beer Garden

The "Race To The ULTRA" extravaganza in the Finish Line Festival offers runners of legal age with ID the opportunity to sample a refreshing, ice cold Michelob ULTRA (while supplies last). A tear-off coupon, good for one free sample will be available on event participant bibs.

Michelob ULTRA The superior light beer with 95 calories, 2.6g carbs, 0.6g protein and 0.0g fat, per 12 oz. bottle. Live Life to the ULTRA.

About Rosslyn

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), which started operations in 2003, provides services designed to make Rosslyn an exciting, urbane commercial and residential community. Funded by a special tax paid by property owners in the 17-block commercial office core, the work program includes beautification, streetscape, urban design, ambassadors, homeless services, community events, transportation and marketing.

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