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Registration Opening for Marine Corps 17.75K

Registration for the 11th Marine Corps 17.75K opens today at noon EST at www.marinemarathon.com. The 11.03 mile event begins at 7 a.m. along Dumfries Road/Route 234 in Prince William County on March 25. All live finishers will receive a guaranteed entry or ‘Access Granted’ to the 48th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October. 

MCM Hall of Fame Member Announced As New MCMO Director

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced today that Alex Hetherington will be the new MCMO Director effective immediately.

Local Runner Continues MCM Event Series Excellence

About 200 runners earned the Distinguished Participant Medal

Johnathan Ladson of Dale City, Va., age 31, finished first of 520 runners in this morning’s Turkey Trot 10K and Mile aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, one final calorie-burning event before Thanksgiving.

Marine Completes Semper Fi Challenge Sweep With MCM Victory

Over 16,000 crossed the finish line as the event returned to live running since 2019

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Kyle King, from Yucca Valley, California won the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 30 in the event’s return to live running since 2019.

MCMO Announces Traffic Advisory for Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Events will run on October 29 and October 30

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) reminds the public that the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend Events will be running live and in-person on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 throughout Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital, causing some road closures and delays.

Virtual Registration Opens for Operation Iraqi Freedom 200.3 Miler

MCMO adds new virtual event to commemorate 20th anniversary

Registration for the Operation Iraqi Freedom 200.3 Miler will open today at noon EST at www.marinemarathon.com. The new virtual event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the operation that began on March 20, 2003 will run from February 1 to March 19, 2023. Individuals or teams of runners may complete the 200.3 miles during the same window of time, logging in the incremental distances.

Marine Corps Marathon Media Credential Requests

MCM Weekend Events from October 28-30

Media may now submit requests to cover the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and MCM Weekend events from Friday, Oct 28 through marathon day, Sunday, Oct 30, 2022.

New Locations for MCM Runners Village and MCM Kids Run Announced

Both events will now be hosted in National Landing

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced new locations for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Runners Village and MCM Kids Run during a press conference this morning at Long Bridge Park in National Landing.

Last Chance to Register for the 47th Marine Corps Marathon and MCM50K

Several important deadlines approaching for MCM Weekend

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced today that live and virtual registration for the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the MCM50K will officially close on September 7.

Familiar Face Tops Runners at Quantico 12K

Over 500 Finishers rose to the challenge and completed the 7.46 mile event

More than 500 runners rose to the challenge of the Quantico 12K aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico this morning.

Registration Now Open for MCMO Turkey Trot 10K and Mile

Turkey Trot 10K is final qualifier for Distinguished Participant medal in 2022

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced that registration for the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile will open to the public today at noon EST on marinemarathon.com. The event will run aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on November 19.

New Photography Sponsor Announced for Marine Corps Marathon Organization

FinisherPix sponsorship will begin with 2023 event schedule

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced today that FinisherPix, a component of the Outside Interactive Inc. network, will come onboard as the new photography sponsor for all events starting in 2023.

The 15th Marine Corps Historic Half Celebrates Return to Live Running

Three events hosted a combined total of nearly 4,000 finishers

Almost 4,000 runners from 48 states and 7 countries conquered the streets of Fredericksburg, Virginia for the 2022 Marine Corps Historic Half Events, which encompasses the 13.1 mile Marine Corps Historic Half, the five mile Semper 5ive and the 18.1 mile Devil Dog Double.

Healthy Lifestyle Expo Open to Runners and Public This Weekend

Featuring samples and experiences on May 20 & 21

The Healthy Lifestyle Expo will open its doors and make fitness fun for thousands of runners and guests on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. The Expo is free and open to the public at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway). Free parking is available.

MCMO Announces Traffic Advisory for Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend

Events will run on Sunday, May 22

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) reminds the public that the Marine Corps Historic Half Events will be running live and in-person on Sunday, May 22 throughout Fredericksburg, Virginia, causing some road closures and delays.

Marine Corps Historic Half Media Credentials

Access to Historic Half Weekend events from May 20-22 available now

Media may now submit requests to cover Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events, which are held from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Registration Opens for MCM10K and MCM Kids Run

The six mile and one mile events returning to live participation

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) opens registration today at noon EST for the popular MCM10K, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, and the MCM Kids Run events at www.marinemarathon.com.

47th MCM Live Event Sells Out

Virtual Entries Remain for 47th Marine Corps Marathon

Nearly 20,000 runners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 47 countries are now set to run the live and in-person 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).

10th Marine Corps 17.75K Runs Live in Prince William Forest Park

1,901 finishers earned Access Granted to the 47th MCM

More than 1,900 runners from 37 states and 5 countries completed the live and in-person Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 26 at Prince William Forest Park in Prince William, Va. Each live finisher, who will be 14 years old and up on marathon event day, received Access Granted into the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on October 30, 2022.

MCMO Announces Traffic Advisory for Marine Corps 17.75K

Event will run on Saturday, March 26

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) reminds the public that the Marine Corps 17.75K will be running live and in-person on Saturday, March 26 at Prince William Forest Park, causing some road closures and delays. Over 2,400 runners will begin running the 11.03 mile course at 7:00 a.m., with the last participant estimated to finish around 11:00 a.m. Significant delays should be expected between 4:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on event day.

Registration Announced for MCMO Quantico 12K

The Quantico 12K marks the third event for Distinguished Participant qualifiers

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced that registration for the Quantico 12K will open to the public today at noon EST on marinemarathon.com. The Quantico 12K will run live and in-person on August 20 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

General Registration Opens for 47th Marine Corps Marathon and MCM50K

Runners can register for live or virtual option

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced that registration for the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open to the public today at noon EST on marinemarathon.com. Entries will be available on a first come, first served basis.

MCM50K Awarded 2022 RRCA Eastern Region Ultra Championship

Registration for the event will open on February 16

The MCM50K was awarded the Eastern Region Ultra Championship for 2022 by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). This is the third year the event has earned a RRCA championship status. In 2020 and 2021, the MCM50K was designated the RRCA District of Columbia Ultra Championship.

Marine Corps Historic Half Expo Vendor Registration Now Open

Access to Historic Half Weekend Expo from May 20-21

Vendors may now register to exhibit at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo located at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia from Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 21, 2022. The expo is part of the Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events.

Registration Announced for Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s June Events

Both events are Distinguished Participant qualifiers

Registration for the Belleau Wood 8K and the Crossroads Trail 15K will open today at noon EST at www.marinemarathon.com. Both events will be running live and in-person aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 25.

Marine Corps 17.75K Returning to Prince William Forest Park

All live finishers will receive ‘Access Granted’ to 47th MCM

Registration for the 10th Marine Corps 17.75K opens today at noon EST at www.marinemarathon.com.

MCMO Unveils 2022 Event Schedule

Popular races return to running lineup along with favorite challenges

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) unveiled the 2022 event lineup today.

2022 Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend to Run Live

Registration is now open for all three events

The Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend will return live and in-person to Fredericksburg, VA on May 20 – 22, 2022. Runners can celebrate by registering now for the Marine Corps Historic Half (MCHH), Semper 5ive or Devil Dog Double at www.marinemarathon.com.

Turkey Trot 10K and Mile Returns in 2021

More than 400 runners and their families gathered aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico this morning to run the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile, one final calorie-burning event before Thanksgiving. The event returned live and in-person following last year’s virtual-only event due to COVID safety guidelines.

Virtual Registration Opens for Vietnam 196.7 Miler

MCM Organization adds new virtual event to commemorate co-founder

Registration for the Vietnam 196.7 Miler opened today. The new virtual event will run from February 1 to March 18, 2022. Individuals or teams of runners may complete the 196.7 miles during the same window of time, logging in the incremental distances.

2021 MCM Weekend Officially Canceled Due to Safety Precautions

MCM, MCM50K, MCM10K Now Virtual-Only Events

The 2021 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend events scheduled for Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital, have been canceled due to security and safety precautions currently in place.

MCMO to Debut New Virtual Vietnam 196.7 Miler in 2022

September 23, 2021

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced today the Vietnam 196.7 Miler, a new virtual event to run from February 1 to March 18, 2022. Runners ages 10 and up will have the choice to tackle the distance solo or as part of a team.

The distance of 196.7 miles was specifically chosen to highlight the year of Operation Prairie II, the military operation commanded by Brigadier General Michael P. Ryan. Eight years later as a Major General, Ryan would co-found the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), along with Colonel James L. Fowler, to promote the United States Marine Corps and serve as a recruitment tool.

MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K Live Event Sells Out

September 15, 2021

More than 13,000 runners from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are now set to run live during Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend. The reduced number of participants is part of the COVID-19 precautions taken by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) to safely execute a live event for runners in 2021. Virtual entries remain for 46th Marine Corps Marathon, MCM50K and MCM10K.

26-Year-Old Amanda Beucler breaks record and finishes with 46:35 on Marine Corps Base Quantico

August 21, 2021

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Quantico 12K presented by Pohanka hosted 298 runners on a journey through the grounds of the Officer Candidate School (OCS) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. The 7.46-mile run offered unique access to the training area for future Marines. Matthew Rouse, 35, from Quantico, VA, met the challenge earning the title top finisher in 44:27.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Registration Now Open for MCM10K

April 14, 2021

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) opens registration today at noon Eastern for the MCM10K event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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