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.

Media Releases

2020 Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partners Revealed
April 1, 2020
Thousands of motivated runners found out earlier today if they received an entry to the 45th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 25 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital. Runners who were accepted via the Lottery were notified through email.

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Marine Corps Historic half Weekend Cancelled Due to COVID-19
April 1, 2020
On Monday, the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order until June 10 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Marine Corps 17.75K Cancelled Due to COVID-19
March 12, 2020
Due to the impact and development of coronavirus (COVID-19) and under the guidance of government and health officials, the 2020 Marine Corps 17.75K, scheduled for March 28, and the accompanying Motivational Dinner, have been cancelled.

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MCM Organization to Host Motivational Dinner for 17.75K
February 25, 2020
On Friday, March 27, Marine Corps 17.75K runners and guests can join the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) for a night of carbo-loading and motivation at the MCM Motivational Dinner Series at The Clubs at Quantico aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ).

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Special Marines-Only 24-Hour Registration for 45th Marine Corps Marathon
February 10, 2020
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will be launching a special registration for those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and their families.

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Two Alexandria City Public Schools Earn Healthy School Award
February 7, 2020
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and MCM Kids Run sponsor Sodexo presented two Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) with the 2019 Healthy School Awards. James K. Polk Elementary and George Mason Elementary were recognized at the ACPS February Board Meeting.

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Latest Guaranteed Access Path to the 45th MCM Sold Out
January 28, 2020
More than 3,200 runners from 46 states and eight countries are now set to run 11.03 miles through the scenic Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the 45th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).

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MCM50K Announced as District of Columbia RRCA State Championship
January 24, 2020
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded the District of Columbia Ultra Championship to the MCM50K for 2020. The 50-kilometer run will take place during the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend on October 25, 2020 along with the MCM10K and the full marathon.

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Marine Corps Marathon Issues Third-Ever Lifetime Ban for Cheating
January 17, 2020
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) recently concluded an investigation into the running history of a 55-year-old female participant at both the Marine Corps 17.75K and the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The research, including photographic evidence and timing data, indicates that the runner had cheated over multiple years by not running the entire course and then claiming the reward of a finisher.

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