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February - MCM Event Briefing
Marine Corps Marathon Lottery to Open on Wed., March 20
March 19, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Lottery opens tomorrow to all runners eager to participate in the 44th Marine Corps Marathon. Due to the consistent volume of interest, the Marine Corps Marathon Organizer (MCMO) hosts a Lottery-based registration system in order to get 30,000 runners to the start line. The MCM Lottery follows MCM Rush Registration, which was completed on March 19.
Ultramarathon Man to Run Inaugural MCM50K
March 19, 2019
Renowned ultramarathoner and bestselling author, Dean Karnazes, is set to run the inaugural MCM50K on Oct. 27 in Arlington, VA. Karnazes, names by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," will also be the featured speaker at the MCM Carbo Dining In On Oct. 26, as part of MCM Weekend.
Marine Corps Marathon Unveils Registration Schedule
March 4, 2019
Thousands of runners each year set running with the Marines as a personal goal. The first challenge in this quest is obtaining an entry for the high-demand Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). There are multiple registration options for runners to gain access to "The People's Marathon" available now and listed below.
MCM50K Set to be Largest Ultra in the United States
February 27, 2019
The inaugural MCM50K was in high demand, with registration selling out in one hour. The event is set to be the largest ultra in the United States nearly double the participants of the 2018 record. Demand for the MCm50K thrilled the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO).
Marine Corps 17.75K Sells Out 3,300 Entries
February 21, 2019
All available 3,300 entries to the Marine Corps 17.75K sold out with runners from 42 states, the District of Columbia and three countries.
Ruck and Multi-Event Challenge Added to MCM Event Series
February 11, 2019
Two New events have been added to the MCM Event Series for June 15 - Recon Ruck and Crossroads Challenge. Both events aim to excite runners with new distances for an unforgettable summer experience.
Alexandria City Public Schools Presented with Healthy School Award
February 8, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) recognized the athleticism and dedication of elementary students by presenting the 2018 Healthy School Award at the Alexandria City Publick School Board Meeting. Schools earned this recognition for having top student participation in the 2018 MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529.
Marine Corps Marathon Goes Ultra
February 6, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) introduces the MCM50K and enters into the realm of ultras for the first time in the event's 44 year history. The 50-kilometer run will take place on the same day as the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), Oct. 27.
'Access Granted' to 44th MCM at Marine Corps 17.75K
February 4, 2019
A coveted Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) entry may be secured through running the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 23 in Prince William County, VA. The Marine Corps 17.75K kicks off the 2019 calendar of running events. All finishers receive a guaranteed entry or 'Access Granted' to "The People's Marathon" in October.