Registration for the Marine Corps Marathon is conducted annually during March. In 2018, runners may register for "The People's Marathon" through a Rush Registration or the Lottery. There are no fees associated with signing up for the Lottery. Other options available to runners include the Four Star all-inclusive registration package; the MCM Charity Partner Program; or Transfers. MCM registration costs $170 plus processing fees. Runners ages 17 and under can enjoy 40 percent off the fee as part of the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative.
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Privacy Act Statement - 10 USC Para 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps, and E.O. 9397 (SSN), and Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007 authorize the collection of this information. The primary use of the collected information is the Marine Corps Marathon Office. The collected information will be used to provide a record of all participants in the annual Marine Corps Marathon for use in organizing the event. Provision of the requested information is voluntary. Failure to provide the information, however, may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marathon. SORN Policy
Agency Disclosure Statement - The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0703-0053, is estimated to average 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at email@example.com. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
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Runners may participate in the MCM Lottery beginning on March 21. The online form will be accessible beginning at noon EDT on March 21 and will close at noon EDT on March 28. The Lottery form will require runners to complete basic contact information and will provide a preview of items available for purchase including MCM Brooks Training Apparel, tickets to the MCM pasta dinner and the online training program. This form is only to participate in the Lottery and will not support the entire registration process. Notification emails regarding 2018 registration status will be sent on March 29. A dedicated registration link will be emailed to those runners who successfully secured a spot through the Lottery. By Monday, April 2 at noon, runners must complete this form including any purchases and payment to officially finalize the registration process.
Rush Registration will make up to 11,000 MCM entries available to runners by signing up within a limited window of time on March 21, 2018. Runners may forgo the uncertainty of the Lottery and obtain a spot immediately by successfully registering during MCM Rush Registration. Entries will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Rush Registration will conclude at 9:25 a.m. OR as soon as 11,000 runners have registered foregoing the 25-minute duration. The form will include all items available for purchase including the MCM Brooks training apparel line, MCM pasta dinner tickets and the online marathon training program.
The MCM has dedicated 3,000 entries for the Active Duty/Reserve Registration presented by GEICO Military. Thank you to those currently serving our country. 2018 Active Duty Registration is now closed.
MCM Four Star Registration
MCM Four Star Registration Package is a limited availability program offering immediate access to the MCM including two guaranteed entries plus two nights at the headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, tickets to MCM Weekend events, an exclusive reception and special benefits including shuttle service to the MCM, Metro SmarTrip cards and pre-event hospitality tent. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center hosts the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, the Carbo Dining In and more MCM Weekend activities. Four Star registration is currently open.
MCM Runners Club
The MCM welcomes back the most frequent participants with exclusive registration for MCM Runners Club members. Those individuals who have completed at least five MCMs and successfully completed the Runners Club membership process will receive an email during the first week of March with information regarding registration for the MCM.
For those who want to dedicate participation to a cause, MCM Charity Partner organizations offer guaranteed access to the MCM. Make a personal connection to a cause and contact MCM Charity Partners directly to learn about programs, fundraising requirements and the registration process. Annually, the new roster of Charity Partners is updated immediately following the MCM Registration Lottery.
Annually runners from more than 50 countries participate in the MCM. Enhance the experience if traveling from abroad and make the visit to Arlington, VA and the nation's capital even more significant. Register for the MCM through one of the partner travel agencies.
2017-to-2018 Deferment Re-Registration
Runners who deferred an entry from the 2017 to the 2018 MCM must re-register to complete this process and guarantee participation in the MCM on October 28, 2018. These runners will receive an instructional email and, later, a courtesy reminder during the first week of March 2018. Deferment re-registration is now closed.
The deferment program affords runners the opportunity to push a current entry to the next year's marathon. By forgoing participation the current year’s MCM and deferring an entry to the following year, the runner will receive a guaranteed spot in the next year's event and can avoid the Lottery process. A limited number of deferments are available each year with the program remaining open until all deferments have been claimed or the designated closing date has been reached. There is a $80 fee associated with this limited availability service. Any additional purchases made at the time of the initial MCM registration including Carbo Dining-in tickets are not eligible to be deferred to a future registration. MCM10K bibs may not be deferred. An entry may only be deferred once. 2018 deferment information will be available soon.
A wide variety of volunteer openings are available for various things throughout event weekend, for both individuals and groups.
Held on the same day as the MCM, the MCM10K is a 6.2 mile run that shares the same finish line as the MCM at the Marine Corps War Memorial. All participants receive a technical long sleeve shirt and finishers are presented a stunning medal by a U.S. Marine. Registration for the MCM10K will open on April 11 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. Registration costs $50 and will increase to $65 on July 18. As part of the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative, runners age 17 and under enjoy a 40 percent discount on registration.
MCM Kids Run presented by VA529
Hosted on October 27, 2018, the day prior to the MCM, this one mile just-for-fun running challenge hosts children ages 5-12. Participants may select from six specific starting waves. Shuttles from Metro, post-event hospitality, activities, entertainment, games and mascots make this an unforgettable event. All participants receive a shirt, access to the Camp Miles Family Fitness Festival and a stunning medal at the finish line. Registration for the MCM Kids run will open April 11 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. Registration costs just $6, as part of the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative.
Feb. 21, 2018
Marine Corps 17.75K. Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to sell out fast! In 2017, the Marine Corps 17.75K sold out in minutes.
March 1, 2018
Active Duty. Registration opens at noon.
Runners Club and Defer Re-Register. Registration opens at noon.
March 14, 2018
Active Duty. Registration closes at noon.
Runners Club and Defer Re-Register. Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern.
March 21, 2018
MCM Lottery. Registration opens at noon.
March 28, 2018
MCM Lottery. Closes.
March 29, 2018
MCM Lottery Announcement. Runners will find out if they were selected to participate in the 42nd MCM!
July 11, 2018
Transfer Program. Opens at noon. Runners may opt to switch from MCM to the MCM10K or transfer an MCM or MCM10K entry to a non-registered runner.
August 15, 2018
Defer. Opens at noon. Guarantees runners a spot to re-register in the 2019 MCM by forgoing participation in the 2018 MCM. This service has a maximum of 2,000 deferments.
August 31, 2018
Transfer Program Closes.