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Turkey Trot

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Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)

November 16, 2020. In compliance with new guidelines directed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia about gatherings, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will no longer host a live version of the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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Start Prepared

New! Desert Storm 218-Miler

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City.

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New! Frozen Chosin

Runners will complete 7.0 miles between November 27 and December 13, 2020, a span of dates matching the battle that occurred in −36 °F in 1950.

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​Brotherhood and Charity: Two Worlds Collide for MCM Runner

“Over two years ago, Dr. Darren McKnight, dear friend and 1981 Air Force Academy classmate made a pledge to support my charity and the MCM was his vehicle of choice,” said Garvin. “Last year, Darren ran the MCM for the first time since 1997 and he didn’t stop there. He recruited several other runners including two other 1981 Air Force Academy classmates, Jack Berkebile and retired LtCol Tim Hawes to run with him.”

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​Three Arlington County Public Schools Earn Healthy School Award

Earlier this fall, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and long-time Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) sponsor Sodexo presented three Arlington County Public Schools with the 2019 Healthy School Awards, after months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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