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Marine Corps Historic Half

Days Till Event 26
Date of Event 05.19.2024
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 Expo

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Upcoming Events


Quantico 12k

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.


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


Turkey Trot

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


Marine Corps 17.75K

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

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

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 […]

Seeded Runner Program

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization will once again be offering a Seeded Runner option for the Marine Corps Marathon. This year, we are also bringing the option to the Marine Corps Historic Half. As a seeded runner, you will receive access to exclusive baggage with proximity to the start line, dedicated portable toilets, special access […]

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 Historic Half

It’s the greatest half in history! Run through historic Fredericksburg from the retail hub of Central Park, through quaint downtown shops and restaurants, up Hospital Hill to a finish line bathed in stars and stripes.