Hometown Challenge: SMMC

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Quantico 12k

Days Till Event 67
Date of Event 08.24.2024
Rise to the Challenge and #RunWithTheMarines through the grounds of the Officer Candidates School (OCS). The 7.46 mile course offers unique access to the training area for future Marine leaders.
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Upcoming Events

10.27.2024

Marine Corps Marathon

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

Additional Events: MCM50KMCM10KMission Ready LunchExpoRace ProgramMCM AppMCM Kids Run

11.23.2024

Turkey Trot

Unleash a pre-emptive strike on holiday calories by running a 10K along the tree-lined roadways of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

03.22.2025

Marine Corps 17.75K

The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established.

05.18.2025

Marine Corps Historic Half

The Marine Corps Historic Half is perfectly situated halfway between the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond and the nation’s capital. The hugely popular Marine Corps Historic Half has made historic Fredericksburg a fashionable spring weekend getaway.

Additional Events: Healthy Lifestyle ExpoRace Program

Ends 11.10.2024

Hometown Challenge: SMMC

Gather your running partners for this historical journey in celebration of the first senior enlisted advisor post created of any of the United States military branches.

News & updates

Watch: MCM on the today show

The 39th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General Smith was featured on the Today show. Watch his story and see how a MCM50K finisher used his CPR training to save Gen Smith’s life.

2024 Mission ready lunch

2024 Mission ready lunch Become Mission Ready for your MCM Weekend event on Saturday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m. hosted at the Gaylord National Resort. Participants and their families are invited to join MCMO for a delicious pre-event meal that will have anyone fueled up for Sunday morning. Previously known as the MCM Dining In, […]

2024 Theme: Celebrating Women in Service

In 2024, the Marine Corps Historic Half and Marine Corps Marathon Weekends will honor and celebrate the strong and inspirational women who have chosen to serve their country and their communities as military members and first responders. Since the first Marine Corps Marathon in 1976, women have become more prevalent in the military, taken more […]

MCM Adopt-A-Mile Program

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization strives to be the best community partner possible, which means leaving an area cleaner than we found it. Therefore, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization is proud to offer the MCM Adopt-A-Mile Program. Help us keep neighborhoods clean by adopting a mile along the MCM course and we will donate up to $450 to your organization!

armed forces series challenge

Aim high and display your grit by #runningwiththetroops! Complete the Armed Forces Series Challenge and earn a coveted series medal. Are you ready to be all you can be?

Complete each of the live events starting in 2024 and become one of the few, the proud, the mighty.

meet the 2024 mcm diplomats

These passionate runners are helping MCMO tell the world about a healthy and active lifestyle through fun, authentic and engaging content. Follow each of our Diplomats as they showcase their passion for the sport while training for the 49th MCM.

About the Marine Corps Marathon Organization

The MCM is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. MCM stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The MCM has been voted “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” “Best Marathon for Charities” and “Best Spectator Event.” Hosted annually in the Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the MCM offers an experience for runners to tour the nation’s most recognizable landmarks while being supported by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps.

Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.