armed forces series challenge

Aim high and display your grit by #runningwiththetroops! Complete the Armed Forces Series Challenge and earn a coveted series medal. Are you ready to be all you can be?

Complete each of the following tasks live and become one of the few, the proud, the mighty:

The dates reflected above are for 2024. You can choose to accomplish the entire operation all in one year or take multiple years. The length of this operation is up to you. You will register for each mission through the individual race entry platforms. Just be sure to check in occasionally to ensure your verified results were uploaded. (The individual events will have the results uploaded into the portal. There is nothing for you to do.)

You will be awarded the operation’s exclusive medal upon completion of the last mission.

Then register for each mission on the year you are prepared through the individual race entry platforms.

Stay ready and rise above! 


2024 Semper Fidelis Challenge

Your favorite challenge is back with a few changes and a little extra motivation!

Distinguished Participant 2023

Start your path to becoming distinguished in March with the Marine Corps 17.75K. In 2023, the beloved race through Prince William Forest Park will now count toward the Distinguished Participant Medal. Don’t worry, finishers will still gain Access Granted into the 48th Marine Corps Marathon on October 29, 2023 as well! The path will also run […]

2024 MCMO Event Registration

We know that travel plans and pricing can make a difference when it comes to choosing your next running event. MCMO wants to help you plan more efficiently and effectively by rolling out a new registration process. Year Long and Tiered Registration Now you can better plan your MCMO events by registering a year out! […]

Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.