Four Star Registration

The 2017 MCM Four Star Registration Package offers a stellar bundle of benefits to gain immediate and exclusive access to the 42nd MCM, secure a room in the headquarters hotel and obtain tickets to exciting MCM Weekend events. This incredible comprehensive bundle includes registration, hotel, event tickets, transportation and hospitality. With the MCM Four Star package, the entire weekend will feel like that moment when a Marine puts a finisher medal around your neck. Registration is now closed.


Four Star Registration includes two guaranteed entries - one entry into the 42nd MCM on October 22, 2017 and a second guaranteed entry for either the 2017 MCM or MCM10K. Registration is now closed.


The 2017 MCM Four Star Package includes a minimum of two nights (Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21) at the headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at the 300 acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district and location of the 2017 MCM Health & Fitness Expo. The Gaylord National is just eight miles south of D.C. and only 15 minutes from the MCM start. Runners choose one or two beds in this first-class resort destination and have the option of adding an additional room night. Two parking tickets included. In addition to the Expo, the Carbo Dining In and several more MCM Weekend activities will be hosted at the Gaylord. The Four Star Package is non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-deferrable.

VIP Amenities

Enjoy the ease and attention that comes with being a Four Star runner throughout MCM Weekend. No waiting in lines! Runners will enjoy fast pass admission to Packet Pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo on October 20-21, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort. On the morning of the MCM, Four Star runners will be transported in a 'Runners-Only" luxury shuttle directly to Runners Village, where a Four Star Welcome Tent awaits with light refreshments, private port-a-potties and more appealing amenities. Also, runners will be provided two Metro SmarTrip cards for transportation from the finish line to the Gaylord shuttles at Eisenhower Metro station. The package also includes two tickets to ride The Capital Wheel at National Harbor and two free digital photos of the Four Star runner.

Event Access

The Four Star package is highlighted by the inclusion of two passes to a special MCM Weekend kickoff on Friday evening, October 20 featuring light appetizers, music and dancing; a delightful brunch and inspirational speaker on Saturday morning, October 21; and the pre-MCM pasta dinner known as the Carbo Dining In on Saturday evening, October 21. This motivational event includes a delicious pasta buffet prepared expressly for carb loading on the eve of the MCM. Sit in reserved seating and be enthralled by a world class featured speaker and patriotic music performances. Prior to the pasta dinner, celebrate MCM Weekend at an exclusive reception in your honor hosted by the MCM Director.

Registration Process

A limited number of Four Star packages are available for purchase beginning on February 1, 2017 for $1,800. Runners will receive a confirmation email following successful registration.

Gaylord National

The 2017 MCM Four Star Registration hosts runners at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Featuring a 19-story glass atrium overlooking the Potomac River, MCM Four Star runners will appreciate Gaylord National's award-winning service, dining, shopping and entertainment and convenience to MCM Events - all under one roof. Guest rooms offer mini-fridge, coffee maker and two bottled waters per day. Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with granite countertops, dual-sinks, and marble floors. All hotel fees are included in the overall Package pricing.

Four Star Assistance

Any hotel-related inquiries prior to the week of the MCM, should be directed to onPeak and not the Gaylord National Resort. onPeak, the MCM housing partner, manages all hotel reservations and can provide support as needed. In October, Four Star runners will receive the eCard featuring the official bib number. This eCard serves as a Fast Pass to a dedicated Four Star check-in counter at Packet Pick-up. Runners will present the eCard and receive a welcome packet including the official bib, a Four Star itinerary and other event tickets and amenities.