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Runners Gathered to Honor the Fallen at MCM Medal of Honor 8K
December 7, 2019
It was a festive conclusion to the 2019 MCM Event Series as more than 300 runners from 16 states participated in the second annual Medal of Honor 8K presented by Marines Plumbing and departed with a special holiday ornament. The 4.97-mile scenic #RunWithTheMarines took place at the Medal of Honor Gold Course aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

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Local Runner Breaks the Tape for the Fifth Time in 2019 at MCM Turkey Trot
November 23, 2019
More than 900 runners and their families gathered aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico this morning for the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile, one final calorie-burning event before Thanksgiving.

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Registration Announced for 2020 Distinguished Participant Medal
November 8, 2019
Registration for the 2020 Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend will open Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Ambitious runners can also sign up for the very limited Distinguished Participant Medal, which symbolizes a year-long commitment to running with the Marines.

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MCM Marks 45 Years of Running with the Marines
October 30, 2019
To celebrate the 45th Marine Corps Marathon, the fee to register for the event has been reduced by 4.5% over the 2019 cost form $180 to $171.90. Active Duty military registrants will receive an additional 10% discount during the Active Duty registration period. The MCM50K, MCM10K and Kids Race cost will remain the same as 2019 prices.

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MCM Announces Semper Fi Challenge for 2020
October 28, 2019
Beginning Friday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. the Marine Corps Marathon will open the Semper Fi Challenge to runners who just can't resist running with the Marines. Semper Fi Challenge participants will wear a unique bib and receive a special Semper Fi Challenge medal at the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon after completing events in both May and October.

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MCM and Sodexo Present 2019 Healthy School Awards
October 29, 2019
Five Virginia elementary schools took home the 2019 Healthy School Awards for having the most student participants at the annual MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 - a one-mile just-for-fun run at the Pentagon North Parking lot in Arlington - on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Soggy Conditions Challenge 44th MCM Runners
October 27, 2019
A little rain didn't dampen the spirits of the 26,502 runners who turned out for the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) events on Sunday, Oct. 27. Challenging conditions brought out the grit in runners and spectators alike in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital.

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MCM and Arlington Celebrate 50 Years of Love
October 21, 2019
Media is invited to join the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and Arlington County Officials at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, for the unveiling of the LOVE sign to celebrate "50 Years of Love" in Arlington County.

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Marine Corps Marathon Press Conference
October 17, 2019
Media are invited to attend the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Press Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 to hear from elite runners and Marine and MCM leadership.

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Marine Corps Marathon Media Credential Request
October 3, 2019
Meida may now submit request to cover the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and MCM Weekend events from Friday, Oct. 25 through Marathon Day, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

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Cigna Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon, Continuing a Tradition of Honoring Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
July 11, 2019
Global health service Company Cigna (NYSE:CI) is returning for a second year as presenting sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) to honor and thank U.S. military members, veterans, and their families and to support health and wellness in the community. Now in its 44th year, the MCM celebrates the commitment of the more than 30,000 runners and thousands of spectators who gather at the historic 26.2-mile journey through our nation's capital.

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Marine Corps Athlete of the Year Tops All Female Finishers at Historic Half
May 20, 2019
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Lindsay Carrick, 26, finished the 2019 marine Corps Historic Half with purpose and pride as the first female finisher ina time of 1:25:02. The Fredericksburg resident and Logistics Officer at Officer Candidate School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico is the 2018 Marine Corps Athlete of the Year, an award based on active duty Marine's athletic skills and how well they embody Marine Corps values.

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo Open to Runners and Public This Weekend
May 16, 2019
The Healthy Lifestyle Expo presented by VA Runner will open its doors and make fitness fun for thousands of runners and guests on Friday, May 17 and Satruday, May 18. The Expo is free and open to the public at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center.

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26.2 Brew to Refresh Runners at Marine Corps Marathon Events
May 15, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is pleased to announce a sponsorship with 26.2 Brew from marathon Brewing COmpany, a new endeavor from The Boston Beer Company. At the finish line of the Marine Corps Historic Half in May and in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October, the light, wheat ale will offer runners a reward for their hard work that tastes as satisfying as their accomplishments.

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Honey Stinger Announces Sponsorship of Marine Corps Marathon and Historic Half
May 14, 2019
Honey Stinger, the award-winning manufacutrer of honey-based nutritional products, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon and Historic Half Marathon.

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Brooks Running Company and Marine Corps Marathon Organization Extend Decades-Long Partnership
May 6, 2019
Building on their more than twenty-year historicy, Brooks Running COmpany and Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) have agreed to extend their relationship for another five years. Over the past twenty years, Brooks and MCMO have cheered on more than 370,000 runners who have crossed the finish line at the historic marathon, including thirty-three runners who have completed every Marine Corps Marathon since 1999, the year this partnership commenced.

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Marine Corps Historic Half Media Credentials
May 2, 2019
Media may now submit requests to cover Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events, which are held from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Media can request credentials by completing the 2019 Historic Half Meida Credential Request form.

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Registration Open for MCM10K and MCM Kids Run
April 24, 2019
Two new distance options opened registration today for runners who want to experience the energy and excitement of Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend. Visit the MCM website to sign up for the MCM10K or the MCM Kids Run presented by VA529.

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One Mile Run Joins Quantico Tri and 12K on August 24 Lineup
April 17, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is adding something new to the August 24 event lineup, hoping to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to participate in the day's events. The new Quantico Mile will preceded the QUantico 12K, both adjacent to Officer Candidate School located on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The morning will being at banks of the Potomac River when 675 athletes begin the Quantico Tri.

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Runners Treated to Continued Wegmans Sponsorship
April 16, 2019
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is proud to announce that Wegmans will be returning as a sponosr for all 2019 events, including the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), the MCM Event Series and the Marine Corps Historic Half. This partnership connects runners, volunteers and Marines to healthy lifestlye positive food choices in unique ways.

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Charity Program to Grant Remaining Access to 44th Marine Corps Marathon
March 27, 2019
Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Lottery acceptance results were announced today. Runners were notified through email of their status. The 44th MCM will host 30,000 runners and 150,000 spectators on Sunday, October 27 in Arlington, Virgainia and the nation's capital.

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Fourth MCM Event Series Win for Virginia Runner
March 23, 2019
Matt O'Neil, 23, from Woodbridge, VA captured the title top finisher once again today crossing the Marine Corps 17.75K finish line in 1:01:21. This is O'Neil's fourth MCM Event Series win, previously claiming the title as the 2018 Belleau Wood 8K (27:18), 2017 Quantico 12K, where he broke the course record by nearly three minutes (40:17); and the 2018 Medal of Honor 8K (27:26).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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