Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)
August 13, 2020. To prioritize the health and safety of the MCM running community and staff, we’re taking preventative measures and implementing the following safety guidelines for all in-person events to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
All events for the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend scheduled for Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital will shift to virtual-only status, due to ongoing public health concerns and the guidelines of local governments.
MCM Audio Experience
The MCM Audio Experience presented by USAA offers virtual runners the opportunity to hear cheer messages from special guests while running in locations across the country. Runners can even solicit cheer messages from friends and family to play alongside the music or whatever else is in their earbuds.
MedStar Provides Free Exercise Bands to MCM Runners
Every MCM Weekend participant will receive a free MedStar Health exercise band. Look for the bands in the runner packet you'll receive in the mail alongside the official participant shirt and finisher medal.
Tips on Running Your Solo Virtual MCM Event
It may be hard to predict what it will be like to run the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) solo this year, and you certainly don’t want to underestimate the challenges it may present. You may not have the cheering crowds, the feeling of camaraderie with the other runners you see on the course and the excitement of crossing the finish line, but your virtual event can still be great.