Four Star Registration

The MCM Four Star Registration Package offers a stellar bundle of benefits starting with guaranteed entries to the 2018 MCM. This incredible comprehensive bundle includes entries, hotel nights, hospitality, transportation and more! Choose from packages based on length of stay, days of the week and one or two runners. These options include two night stays on Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday and a three night stay from Friday through Sunday. Each package includes a guaranteed MCM entry. There's a two runner package option offering a second entry for the MCM or the MCM10K. New in 2018 - a post-event celebration tent located at the MCM finish line and a private victory reception on Sunday evening at the Gaylord.


Four Star Registration includes two guaranteed entries - one entry into the 43rd MCM on October 28, 2018 and a second guaranteed entry for either the 2018 MCM or MCM10K. Following the completion of the Four Star Registration form, an email will be sent with a link for the runner to share the additional 2018 entry. A single runner option is also available.

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The 2018 MCM Four Star Package includes three options based on hotel night preference between Friday, October 26 and Sunday, October 28. The options include Friday/Saturday; Saturday/Sunday; or Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Four Star runners will stay at the MCM headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at the 300 acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district and location of the 2018 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. Free parking, shuttle to the MCM start and return Metro fare cards are included in the package. 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 26-27, 2018 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 or the MCM10K start, where a Four Star Welcome Tent awaits with light refreshments, private port-a-potties and other appealing amenities. After completing the MCM or MCM10K, Four Star runners will be welcomed into a finish line celebration tent located at the Marine Corps War Memorial to include hospitality and massage. To return to the Gaylord, runners will be provided two Metro SmarTrip cards for transportation from the finish line to the shuttles at Eisenhower Metro station. The package also includes two tickets to ride The Capital Wheel at National Harbor.

Private Events

The Four Star package is highlighted by tickets to private receptions and delicious food throughout the weekend. In 2018, Four Start runners will receive access to mix and mingle with the MCM Director, Marines and other special guests at the MCM Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday; a pre-pasta dinner gathering followed by the Carbo Dining In on Saturday; and a victory reception on Sunday. The Carbo Dining In is a Marine Corps-style pasta party as only the MCM can host. The event features a delicious pasta buffet with a world class featured speaker and live music performances. On event morning, Four Star participants will have access to a private tent near the start line that features beverages, hospitality and private porta johns and (new in 2018) an exclusive post-event recovery tent directly adjacent to the finish line offering hospitality and massage. Single runner packages may purchase a guest ticket for any of the three evening functions.


MCM Four Star participants will receive free parking at the Gaylord National Resort during their stay. On the morning of the MCM, free shuttles will conveniently deliver Four Star runners to the MCM and MCM10K start lines. To return to the Gaylord after finishing the run, Four Star participants will use free Metro SmarTrip cards to ride from Rosslyn to the Eisenhower Station, where shuttles will run continuously to the headquarters hotel throughout the day.

Registration Process

A limited number of Four Star packages are available for purchase beginning on January 17, 2018. The two-night package costs $1,950. The three-night package is $2,250. Runners will receive a confirmation email following successful registration. Single runner packages are $1,400 for two nights and $1,800 for three nights plus any additional event tickets.

Gaylord National

The 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 including parking.

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.