Each and every time you put on your running shoes, the accomplishment is real whether a virtual run, training run or live event run. Stay safe, stay healthy and keep running with the Marines in 2021. Most MCMO events are scheduled as virtual runs initially. Runners must first be registered for a virtual event in order to participate in any events that are ultimately approved to host a live version.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City. This trek was made from January 17 to February 28, the date the U.S. and coalition troops finally forced the Iraqi army out of Kuwait.
Run with the Marines virtually and finish the Semper 5ive miler or the 13.1 mile Historic Half. Add up both distances and register for the 18.1 mile Devil Dog Double to earn all three fresh spinner medals. All events qualify for Distinguished Participant status. Historic Half and Devil Dog Double count toward Semper Fi Challenge.
Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2020 Healthy School Awards
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will present the 2020 Healthy School Award to five Northern Virginia elementary schools who have earned the recognition for having the most student participants in the MCM Semper Fun Mile. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual MCM Kids Run was rebranded to the MCM Semper Fun Mile, a one-mile virtual-only event for kids to run with their parents or guardians between September 27 – November 10.
25 Funny Running Team Names for Desert Storm 218 Miler
The funniest and wittiest team names participating in the Desert Storm 218 Miler
Introducing the Quantico Crucible 5K
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the Quantico Crucible 5K on Saturday, April 17 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico in the early evening. The Quantico Crucible is an in-person-only event and will challenge participants ages 10 and up to run a 5K from Butler Stadium through the Base’s trails while besting three on-course challenges