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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.