Semper Fidelis "The People's Marathon"
The mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM has been recognized as "Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic," "Best for Families" and "Best for Beginners." Runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries participate in the MCM and an annual calendar of events including the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA in May and the MCM Event Series conducted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, instead celebrating the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers.
Inviting 5-12 year olds to register on April 27 for the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 is a one mile, just-for-fun run with Marines at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA on October 21.
Scaffolding at MCM Finish
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is currently undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation and will remain hidden by scaffolding on MCM Day.
Seven Inspiring Runners who will Speak at MCMTalks
MCMTalks showcases seven runners who passionately want to change lives, share insights and inspire new attitudes during MCM Weekend at the Gaylord National Resort.
Actor and U.S. Marine J.W. Cortes to Run MCM10K
J.W. Cortes is a unique-kind of Hollywood triple threat. The accomplished singer and actor, is also a U.S. Marine. On October 22, Cortes will continue his “triple threat” status at the MCM10K singing, running and serving as the official starter of the event.