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

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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