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Semper Fidelis "The People's Marathon"

Marine Corps Marathon Organization conducts a series of running events, showcasing physical fitness and generating community goodwill in order to promote the high standards and discipline of the 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 60 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.

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Get Set Defining Moments

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17.75K Registration

Register to run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the MCM.

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Historic Half

Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway + the Marines=an Instant Running Favorite. The Marine Corps Historic Half features colonial sites, a quaint downtown and the now famous Hospital Hill.

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Distinguished Goal Concludes with Run Alongside Granddaughter

Ambitious runners who seek to earn this coveted title and exclusive medal in 2020 can register for any four qualifying events in a single transaction beginning November 13, 2019. This is a new registration option intended to encourage and support the long term commitment required to achieve this goal.

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Registration Fees Reduced for 45th MCM

​To celebrate the 45th Marine Corps Marathon, the fee to register for the event has been reduced by 4.5% over the 2019 cost.

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