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Information about covering the Marine Corps Historic Half and MCM

Media Support

Welcome to the MCM online media center—the online resource for Marine Corps Marathon, Historic Half and other organizational news. Information about how to apply for event media credentials will be made available approximately six weeks prior to the Historic Half and MCM.

Members of the media are invited to access these online resources: downloadable photos, media releases, historical information.

The MCM Public Relations department is always available to support members of the media. Please contact Ashley Topolosky, MCM Public Relations Coordinator, by phone at 703-432-1840 or by email.

Covering Marine Corps Marathon Weekend?

The 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018. Thousands will participate in events of Marine Corps Marathon Weekend that begin on Friday, October 26.

All Media must be credentialed to cover any event of Marine Corps Marathon Weekend.

Each individual must complete the Media Credential Request form.

All requests will be reviewed and an email response will be sent confirming Media Credential availability.

Pick-up Locations

Media May pick up MCM Weekend credentials at the following locations throughout MCM Weekend:

MCM Press Conference
Friday, October 26
Gaylord Resort & Convention Center
1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Room: Eastern Shore 2 & 3
Credentials will be available immediately following the Press Conference at the MCM Media Center

MCM Media Center
Friday, October 26
Gaylord Resort & Convention Center
Room: Exhibit Hall C
201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MCM Media Center
Saturday, October 27
Gaylord Resort & Convention Center
Room: Exhibit Hall C
201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Finish Line Media Center
Sunday, October 28
MCM Media Tent
Adjacent to MCM Finish Line at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Media Tent Open: 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2018 Supplement

MCM Record Book

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Historic Half Media Guide

MCM Event Series Record Book