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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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Going Green

The gold certified MCM is recognized for social and environmental practices. Runners, spectators and volunteers contribute to these efforts.

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44th MCM

Best for Beginners. Best Organized. Marathon of the Monuments. The will-do, must-do, can-do marathon.

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Run With The Marines

MCM50K

Bigger than big. The MCM welcomes a new distance to conquer when the MCM50K is inaugurated on October 27.

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MCM10K

The MCM10K starts at the National Mall and finishes at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

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Turkey Trot

Featuring fall foliage, a petting zoo and the wildest, most festive Thanksgiving-themed shirt anywhere, the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile offer a final calorie burning opportunity before the holiday indulgence.

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A World of Opportunity for Veterans in the Workplace

When he first left the Marine Corps, Jared McGowen faced a lot of challenges while transitioning to civilian life, as many veterans do. Now, his main purpose is writing and speaking about overcaming obstacles by applying his military experiences and training to build the life he always dreamed of having.

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Getting by with a Little Help from Your Friends

​Ed Landry and Rick Peacor didn’t know each other until about two years ago, but they now share a strong friendship and a bond as former Marines and runners.

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