Newsletters & Media Releases

For updates about MCM Weekend and all the news related to "The People's Marathon," read recent editions of the eNewsletter sent to all registered participants or the official media releases.

Two Races on the same Day - The Innaugural Crossroads Trail 15K and the Belleau Wood 8K
June 19, 2021
376 runners listened to their inner Devil Dog and ran and conqured the hills of Quantico. It was a challenging run aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for 374 finishers in the Crossroads Trail 15K and the Belleau Wood 8K on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Israel Diaz, from Springfield, VA, met the challenge earning the title of top finisher in 34:24. Spencer Elmore, 31, from Waldorf MD earned the top finisher title for the Crossroads Trail 15K at 1:05:46.

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Live 2021 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend Announced
May 18, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) today announced that the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend will be held live and in-person October 29-31 in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital.

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New Course, New Record Set for Live Semper 5ive Event
May 18, 2021
More than 300 runners from 18 states attended the live Semper 5ive on Saturday, May 15 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. An additional 4,446 runners across the United States and 22 countries completed the virtual Semper 5ive, as well as the sold out Marine Corps Historic Half and Devil Dog Double events between April 24 and May 16.

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13-Year-Old Earns Top Finisher for New Quantico Crucible
April 20, 2021
It was a challenging run through the hills of Marine Corps Base Quantico for the 230 finishers in the inaugural Quantico Crucible on Saturday, April 17, 20201. Izrael Diaz, 13, from Springfield, VA, met the challenge earning the title top finisher in 27:24.

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Registration Now Open for MCM10K
April 14, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) opens registration today at noon Eastern for the MCM10K event.

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MCM50K Awarded RRCA District of Columbia Ultra Championship
March 31, 2021
The MCM50K was awarded the District of Columbia Ultra Championship for 2021 by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). This is the second year the event has earned championship status.

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Marine Corps Marathon Organization Introduces Diplomat Influencer Program
March 24, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is excited to announce the launch of the Four Star Diplomat program and has opened applications for individuals to apply to participate as a social media influencer. Diplomats are enthusiastic about running, proud to participate in MCMO events and identify with the Organization's mission to promote physical fitness, community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the Marine Corps.

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Marine Corps 17.75K Kicks Off Live MCM Event Series for 2021
March 23, 2021
More than 400 runners from 24 states attended the live Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 20 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. An Additional 2,220 runners across the United States and 17 countries completed the virtual version of the event between March 6 and March 20.

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Marine Corps Marathon Launches Virtual Expo for May 2021
March 19, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will launch its first-ever virtual expo this May to accomany live and virtual Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events. From May 8 through May 15, participants will have the chance to tour the digital marketplace, take advantage of special offers, make purchases and engage with sponsors, partners, local businesses and various vendors and exhibitors.

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Registration Announced for 46th Marine Corps Marathon
March 9, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) today announced that registration for the 46th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) opens to the public on Wednesday, March 10 at noon Eastern.

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Live Version of Semper 5ive to be Hosted on Marine Corps Base Quantico
March 3, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has confirmed the status of the 2021 Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events. The 13.1-mile Historic Half marathon and the 18.1-mile Devil Dog Double will be conducted as virtual-only events, while the five-mile Semper 5ive event will be held live on Saturday, May 15 in a new location, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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Media Releases

New Virtual Tandem Event Teams Runners and their Dogs
February 24, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced a new virtual event for dogs and their owners to set their own pace and accumulate mileage from July 1 to July 5, 2021.

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New Virtual Interactive Event for Half Marathon Runners
February 22, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization is introducing Mission Ready: Historic Half. The virtual interactive event spans the six weeks prior to Historic Half Weekend and offers three tiers of registration options based on the training miles runners will accumulate before their Historic Half event.

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Runners Offered Early Registration for 46th Marine Corps Marathon
February 19, 2021
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 24 MCM Runners Club have a two-week, early-registration window to enter the 46th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the 2021 MCM50K.

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Live & Virtual Registration Announced for June MCMO Events
February 17, 2021
Registration for the Belleau Wood 8K and the new Crossroads Trail 15K will open today at noon ET. In addition to the live versions of these events on Saturday, June 19 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, virtual options will be available.

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Live Version of Marine Corps 17.75K Confirmed for March 20
February 10, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will be hosting a limited-capacity, in-person, live version of the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 20 in a new location, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Traditionally, the event has been hosted in Prince William Forest Park.

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Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2020 Healthy School Awards
January 25, 2021
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will present the 2020 Healthy School Award to the 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.

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New, In-Person Quantico Crucible 50K to Challenge Strength and Stamina
January 5, 2021
The final challenge of recruit training for the United States Marine Corps is known as the Crucible – a 54-hour training exercise where recruits are broken down into squads before facing tasks that test their physical strength, skills and the values they learned throughout training. Only those who make it through this challenge are handed their Eagle, Globe and Anchors, symbolizing the completion of the grueling journey to earn the coveted title of U.S. Marine.

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