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I Ran the MCM While Pregnant

In 2019, the 38-year-old former reporter ran her first marathon at the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) while 12-weeks pregnant.

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​Run to Remember on Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, barbeques, beaches and backyard fun. But the true significance of Memorial Day is honoring and remembering the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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​Marine Corps Base Quantico Access Procedures

In accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID or Common Access Card (CAC) & TESLIN (active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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MCM Event Series Lineup Receive a Shakeup

The Belleau Wood 8K and Recon Ruck, events originally planned for June 20, will occur alongside the Quantico 12K on August 22 with corresponding virtual options. Run Amuck will become a do-it-yourself, virtual-only experience, while the Quantico Tri will be removed from the event schedule and be replaced by a new virtual option.

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Announcing the Marine Corps Duathlon

​The dual skilled challenge has been issued. Ride and run. The sprint distance multisport event is offered as a virtual only competition in 2020. Participants receive an incredible shirt and stunning finisher medal.​

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​4 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Running Community

With stay-at-home orders and social distancing still in place to help combat the global pandemic we’re all facing, runners may be missing the motivation and camaraderie that comes with group training and running with friends.

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MCM Mother's Day Stories

​In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) community shared stories of their moms – the role models, the cheerleaders, the warriors and the heroes.​

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A Home Away From Home for Military & Veteran Families

For Fisher House Foundation runners, the Marine Corps Marathon is just as much about supporting military and veteran families as it is about celebrating the storied heritage of the Marine Corps.

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Injury Prevention Tips While Running

Exercise routines have been uprooted. Going outside for a routine run can feel overwhelming and lonely trying to remain socially distant from other runners and pedestrians. Everyone is searching for solutions to staying active and Select Physical Therapy, proud Historic Half sponsors offers some helpful tips.

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​Tips for Training in the time of COVID-19 from the MCM Psyching Team

For many, running is one of the best coping tools to use for dealing with difficult times like these. However, there are days or moments when your emotions might get the better of you. We are all in this together, and we can both savor the joy we have felt when participating in running side by side and feel the pleasure of anticipating that we will one day be able to have those experiences again.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Employers Leading the Charge

We are not only supporting the community, but we’re supporting our client and building stronger key relationships with our colleagues at a fun and impactful event.

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Celebrating Kids who are Running Virtually, Too

April is the Month of the Military Child. Introducing young runners who have participated in MCMO events virtually – including the 17.75K, Semper 5ive and even the Historic Half marathon.

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​Volunteer Spotlight: Blumling on Finding Her Place as a Key Volunteer

"I enjoy being a small part of a huge undertaking. It is exciting to participate in an event as a volunteer. Being around motivated and positive people, both staff and runners, is in itself a great experience."

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​Marine Corps 1775K Virtual Event Stories

More than 3,000 runners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom set out to run the 11.03-mile distance anytime between March 12 and March 28, anywhere they could – on the treadmill, on the trail, at the track or even in their backyard! The virtual event provided the global MCM running community the chance to achieve their fitness goals and still run together during this unprecedented time.

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Marine Corps Marathon Recognized as Gold-Level Sustainable Event

​The 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) was awarded Gold level certification by the Council for Responsible Sport, an organization that independently verifies the socially and environmentally responsible work by sports events.

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