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: MCM50KMCM10KMCM Kids RunMCM Dining In
Unleash a pre-emptive strike on holiday calories by running a 10K along the tree-lined roadways of Marine Corps Base Quantico.
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: Semper 5iveDevil Dog DoubleExpo
Operation Iraqi Freedom 200.3 Miler
Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 20, 2003. In commemoration, MCMO challenges runners, solo or as a team, to complete 200.3 miles from February 1 to March 19, finishing just before the 20th Anniversary.
Marine Corps 17.75K
The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established.
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meet the 2023 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 48th 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.