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Marine Corps 17.75K

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Date of Event 03.23.2024
The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established.
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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: Healthy Lifestyle Expo


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: MCM50KMCM10KMCM Runners Club RegistrationMCM Dining InExpoRace 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.

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 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 […]

2024 Team Competition

Do you have a group of friends, classmates, service members or more that all run? The affiliated-based Teams competition returns to the Marine Corps Historic Half and the 49th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Gather your squad and get ready to take on the mission. Here is how it works: Teams are made up of four […]

2024 MCMO Event Calendar

Dates are set for the 2024 Marine Corps Marathon Organization running schedule and we can’t wait for you to #RunWithTheMarines! There are live and virtual events of various distances for all ages and levels, starting in January. The Newbie Same great race, new fresh look! Returning Challenge new challenge Registration for the Marine Corps 17.75K […]

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.