2017 Newsletter & Media Releases
All the news related to "The People's Marathon," read the eNewsletter sent to all registered participants or the official media releases of 2017.
December 2017 - MCM: Semper Festive
November 2017 - MCM: Mission Accomplished
October 2017 - MCM: Time to Muster
September 2017 - MCM: Devoted to Readiness
September 2017 - MCM: Intel Brief
August 2017 - MCM: Enter Motivation Zone
August 2017 - MCM: News Sprint
June 2017 - MCM: Mission Preparedness
April 2017 - MCM Mission Awareness
March 2017 - MCM Lottery: Declassified
February 2017 - Marine Corps Marathon Event Briefing
Marine Corps Marathon Announces Healthy School Award Winners
November 29, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its partner Sodexo, are announcing the Healthy School Award winners that include five Northern Virginia elementary schools. Each of the schools has earned the award as the result of their overall student participation at the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. The MCM Kids Run was held Saturday, Oct. 21 in Arlington, VA, the day prior to the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.
Turkey Trot Mile and 10K close out MCM Event Series
November 18, 2017
On a breezy autumn morning on Marine Corps Base Quantico, 936 runners competed in the Turkey Trot 10K. Preceding the 6.2 mile run, more than 250 young runners and parents gobbled up a one-mile, untimed run. Participants arrived from 21 states and the District of Columbia dressed in turkey costumes and departed with a uniquely designed Thanksgiving-camo Turkey Trot shirt.
Registration Available for Turkey Trot 10K and Mile
November 2, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization holiday tradition returns with the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile on Saturday, Nov. 18 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
Former Groundpounder Announces MCM Retirement
October 26, 2017
Will Brown of Raleigh, NC, formerly recognized as one of the MCM beloved Groundpounders, is announcing his retirement from running the event after having participated in "The People's Marathon" for 42 consecutive years.
Over 20,000 Finishers Run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
October 22, 2017
The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) resulted in record-breaking finishes today for Virginia participants in both the MCM10K, with 7,061 total finishers, and in the Marathon's wheeled division.
MCM Health & Fitness Expo to Open at Gaylord National Resort
October 18, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open its award-winning Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 20 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.
42nd MCM Offers Shuttles, Parking Panda, Water Taxi & 'Kiss n Run'
October 17, 2017
As the majority of MCM Weekend events from Oct. 20-22 occur at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National harbor, MD, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization is offering free shuttle service from both the Eisenhower and Van Dorn Metro stations to the Gaylord.
MCM10K Entries Sell Out for October 22 Event in DC and Arlington, VA
October 14, 2017
All entries for the MCM10K have sold out. The MCM10K coincides with the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 22. The MCM10K starts on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and finishes alongside the Marathon on the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
Events.com to Become New MCM Registration Company in 2018
September 21, 2017
Events.com, Inc. has been selected as the new registration company for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) in 2018. Events.com’s proprietary technology platform will provide event-management software, including registration services and merchandise sales. Events.com replaces RaceIt, the Richmond, VA-based company closing on Nov. 15.
Actor and U.S. Marine J.W. Cortes to Run MCM10K on October 22
September 20, 2017
J.W. Cortes is a unique-kind of Hollywood triple threat. The accomplished singer and actor, is also a U.S. Marine. On October 22, Cortes will continue his “triple threat” status at the MCM10K singing, running and serving as the official starter of the event.
Arlington, VA Adventure Runner Micael Wardian Featured Speaker at Marine Corps Marathon Carbo Dining In
September 18, 2017
There is probably no other runner who embodies a modern-day Forrest Gump better than Arlington, VA runner Michael Wardian. It’s not just Wardian’s auburn ponytail flying in the wind and his long red beard that make him resemble the beloved film character, but it’s also Wardian’s absolute ‘love of running’ and joyous spirit.
Leidos Honors Armed Forces As New Presenting Sponsor of Marine Corps Marathon
August 30, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has traditionally been recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism demonstrated by the 30,000 runners navigating the historic 26.2-mile journey. This year, the grand and inspirational showcase will feature a new presenting sponsor, Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader.
Virginia and DC Runners Win Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K
August 26, 2017
Under near perfect conditions 1,129 runners and triathletes completed the Quantico 12K or the Quantico Tri at Marine Corps Base Officer Candidate School today. The events were hosted back-to-back by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization as part of the MCM Event Series. The Quantico Tri kicked off first with the early-morning sun making it a picturesque open-water swim in the Potomac River.
Marine Corps Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Wins "Best of Show"
August 24, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Health & Fitness Expo has won "Best of Show," a national award presented Aug. 22 by the Trade Show News Network *TSNN) at its TSNN Awards celebration of success in New Orleans. The MCM's Health & Fitness Expo is the only endurance event to receive top honors among the five final shows nominated from a wide category of events.
Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K Sell Out
August 23, 2017
Two events of the Marine Corps Marathon Event Series, the Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K have sold out. The events will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
Marine Corps Marathon Announces Metro to Open at 6 a.m. on October 22
July 25, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization today announced it will open Metro at 6 a.m. on Marathon morning, Sunday, Oct. 22 and unveiled the 2017 Marathon course that begins in Arlington, VA and runs throughout the nation's capital. The announcement was made prior to a runner fitness program held at MedStar Health’s Sports Medicine facility in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps Marathon Transfer Program Opens Today
July 12, 2017
Runners wanting to participate in the sold out Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital on Oct. 22 can obtain entry through the MCM Transfer Program opening today at www.marinemarathon.com. This year, the Transfer Program also is available to those registered to run the MCM10K, which coincides with “The People’s Marathon.”
'Little Dirt, Can't Hurt' at Run Amuck on June 10 at Quantico
May 23, 2017
Tell Mom a "little dirt, can't hurt" and register for Run Amuck presented by Camelbak Saturday, June 10. Participants will face more than 25 obstacles and military PT drills while tackling a four-mile run through giant mud pits, and over the hills trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Fredericksburg VA Runner Captures Consecutive Wins at Marines Corps Historic Half
May 21, 2017
Mark Hopely ran past throngs of cheering spectators at the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half to achieve back-to-back wins at the event in his hometown of Fredericksburg. Hopely finished the 13.1-mile Historic Half ahead of 5,177 total finishers in 1:10:38 today, beating his winning finish time last year of 1:11:06. Hopely became the fourth fastest finisher of the Historic Half over the past ten years.
Pohanka Nissan -- Steering Marine Corps Historic Half Enthusiasm
May 18, 2017
Runners from 46 states and eight countries will join U.S. Marines for the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half and Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA
Pohanka Nissan - Steering Marine Corps Historic half Enthusiasm
May 17, 2017
Runners from 46 states and eight countries will join U.S. Marines for the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half and Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Making Fitness Fun at Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Fredericksburg, VA
May 9, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half and U.S. Marines are making fitness fun for the thousands who will visit the two-day Healthy Lifestyle Expo on May 19 and 20 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Expo is free and open to the public during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend, now celebrating its tenth year with the signature “greatest half marathon in history.”
Free Shuttles Available for Runners, Spectators at Historic Half
May 8, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half and the City of Fredericksburg, VA will welcome thousands of participants and spectators to Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19 to 21. Roads will close only on Marine Corps Historic Half Sunday, May 21, starting at 6:30 a.m. A rolling road opening will continue throughout the event as the last runners travel the 13.1-mile course.
Actor Jim Klock, U.S. Congressman Wittman to Start Marine Corps Historic Half
May 4, 2017
Jim Klock of Fredericksburg, VA doesn’t just play a police officer in movies and on TV, he lives the part having served 19 years in law enforcement in both Alexandria and Stafford VA. Klock will be in his hometown May 19-21 to join the U.S. Marines as they host the tenth anniversary of the Marine Corps Historic Half.
Track A Runner Service, Historic Half App Now Available
May 3, 2017
The Marine Corps Historic Half is releasing technology services to support the thousands of runners and spectators during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 in Fredericksburg, VA. An updated version of the Marine Corps Historic Half App and Track A Runner service are now available.
Get Essential Running Tips from Olympian Jeff Galloway on May 3
May 1, 2017
Runners of all abilities – from veterans to newbies – are invited to attend a free clinic with Olympian and world renown trainer Jeff Galloway on Wednesday May 3 in both Virginia and Washington, D.C.
U.S. Marine Celebrates a Century of Service by Winning the Quantico 100
April 29, 2017
Just like the tough Marines who have served for a century on Marine Corps Base Quantico, runners battled 90-degree temperatures while completing the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military during the 100-minute run on the installation tonight
MedStar Health and Marine Corps Marathon Offer Free Expert Training Tips
April 28, 2017
From May through October, area runners will have a great opportunity to attend free health, fitness and running clinics and glean expert training advice through MedStar Sports Medicine, proud partner of the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.
MCM10K Returns to DC and Opens Registration on April 27
April 26, 2017
One of the nation’s most popular 10k running events, the MCM10K hosted annually during Marine Corps Marathon Weekend, will return to its start in the nation’s capital as the event annually coincides with “The People’s Marathon.” Both events will occur Oct. 22 and finish together at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA. Registration for the MCM10K opens at Noon Eastern tomorrow April 27.
‘Mayor of Running’ Bart Yasso to Speak at Historic Half Celebration Breakfast
April 7, 2017
Thousands of runners from across the United States will share in the excitement of Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend from May 19-21 while joining the U.S. Marines in their tenth year hosting the event in Fredericksburg, VA. To mark his grand occasion, the Marine Corps Historic Half has added a Celebration Breakfast to Historic Half Weekend featuring Bart Yasso, known throughout the industry as the “mayor of running.”
Registration Opens for Quantico 100 Mini Hosted During Quantico 100
April 4, 2017
Ever wanted to test your ability to run as fast, or as far as possible? The Quantico 100 and Quantico 100 Mini presented by GEICO Military provide runners the opportunity to do just that. Both events will be held April 29 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA in celebration of the installation’s Centennial anniversary.
Lottery Registration Closes for 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
March 29, 2017
Lottery registration for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is now closed. The MCM Lottery opened March 22 and remained open for eight days to provide runners access worldwide. Beginning tomorrow March 30, runners will receive notification of their registration status via email as result of the lottery process. Those not selected through the MCM Lottery still can register to participate in the Marathon through the many Charity Partners connected to this year’s event.
U.S. Marine Captures Second Win at 17.75K in Prince William County, VA
March 25, 2017
For the second consecutive year, 2nd Lt. Andrew Harper, 25, a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, captured first place at the Marine Corps 17.75K finishing in 1:06:10, just over a minute under his 2016 finishing time of 1:05:33. Harper led 2,834 finishers, the largest total since the event’s introduction in 2013.
Discounted Military Entries Sell Out for 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
March 17, 2017
Discounted entries for Active Duty and Reservists have sold out for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) that will be held on Oct. 22 in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. Entries were available to military members beginning March 2 through a partnership with GEICO Military.
Columbia Business School Brings Executive Challenge to Marine Corps Marathon
March 15, 2017
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and the world- renown Columbia Business School in New York City are together hosting the Columbia Business School Executive Challenge — a new component of the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 22.
Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens March 22-29
March 15, 2017
Committing to run a marathon is no easy task, but runners worldwide will soon take on the challenge to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as the MCM Lottery opens a week from today on Wednesday, March 22 at www.marinemarathon.com.
Marine Corps 17.75K Entries Sell Fast for Access Granted to 42nd MCM
February 17, 2017
With an eager pace of eleven minutes, 12 seconds runners from 45 states have snapped up all 3,000 entries for the Marine Corps 17.75K as registration opened at 11 a.m. Eastern today. On March 25, every Marine Corps 17.75K finisher will receive an “access granted” card guaranteeing a coveted spot in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon held this October in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital.
New Devil Dog Double Sells Out for Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend
February 16, 2017
Just like the determined Devil Dogs of the Marine Corps, runners wanting the challenge of running a five-mile distance and then immediately running an additional half marathon, have captured all entries available for the new Devil Dog Double, selling out the first time event.
Marine Corps 17.75K Offers ‘Access Granted’ to 42nd MCM
February 15, 2017
Runners wanting to secure their spot in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) this October can run the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 25 in Prince William County, VA. The Marine Corps 17.75K is the annual kickoff to the MCM season that offers finishers “access granted” to “The People’s Marathon.”
Quantico 100 Takes Running Fast to All New Level
February 13, 2017
Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens this Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern on the website
All-Marine Running team Selects New Coaches for 2017 Season
February 3, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps’ All-Marine Running Program, managed by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO), has selected two new coaches for the elite running team. Coach William Stearns and Dave Davis both of Stafford, VA will be with U.S. Marine runners this weekend as the runners compete in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship in Bend, OR. The Cross Country Championship occurs Feb. 4 and includes elite runners from all branches of the military services.
Marine Corps Marathon Offers Four Star Packages to Gaylord National Resort
January 31, 2017
As thousands will be setting their sights on the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 22 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital, special Four Star registration packages offering a spectacular weekend at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD will soon be available.