Runners who have successfully completed at least five Marine Corps Marathons are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club. This exclusive group of motivated marathoners receives guaranteed annual access to MCM registration, during a designated period, eliminating any Lottery uncertainty for these frequent runners.
Notification emails for Runners Club members to register for the upcoming MCM will be emailed during February. Runners Club access to MCM registration will occur from March 1-14, 2018. Closing at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern on March 14.
How to Join
Membership is free and registration is simple. The only qualification is to have successfully completed five MCMs.
For runners who earned their fifth finish in 2017, the form to join the Runners Club is now available.
To join, please complete the online form including the years of participation. The MCM will verify the application. All approved applications afford the runner the privilege of a lifetime of guaranteed MCM registration access. Please allow the MCM time to process applications for the Runners Club.
Upon processing an application, the MCM will send a welcome email including the individual runner's club membership number. New MCM Runners Club members who join after February 21 will not be eligible to receive access to that year's MCM through Runners Club registration. These individuals may still pursue an entry through public registration, as guaranteed access will not begin until the following year. Receipt of the Runners Club certificate prior to February 21 is not mandatory to be eligible for guaranteed registration in the current year.
New MCM Runners Club members will receive a commemorative MCM Runners Club certificate and patch, as well as an email with an individualized MCM Runners Club number.The Runners Club number serves as permanent identification in event registration records. Additional five year patches will be awarded as new plateaus are reached.
Reflecting Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment, MCM Runners Club members must honor the unique access membership affords and may not give this special entry to any other individual.The entry is exclusively for those who have earned it. MCM Runners Club members must register each year during the designated timeframe. Registration information will be sent by email to MCM Runners Club members. It is the responsibility of the MCM Runners Club member to maintain up-to-date contact information including e-mail, address and phone.