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Distinguished Goal Concludes with Run Alongside Granddaughter

Ambitious runners who seek to earn this coveted title and exclusive medal in 2020 can register for any four qualifying events in a single transaction beginning November 13, 2019. This is a new registration option intended to encourage and support the long term commitment required to achieve this goal.

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Registration Fees Reduced for 45th MCM

​To celebrate the 45th Marine Corps Marathon, the fee to register for the event has been reduced by 4.5% over the 2019 cost.

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Semper Fi Challenge Opens November 1

The Semper Fi Challenge is a new registration path that guarantees MCM entry for up to 4,000 runners when they sign up for the two-event challenge that includes both, Marine Corps Historic Half marathon and MCM, weekends.

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Karnazes to Receive Award at MCM

"I am deeply honored to be receiving this prestigious award. And what better occasion that the Marine Corps Marathon amongst my peers who share the same values of physical excellence, health, dedication and service."

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In for the Long Haul

U-Haul has been a proud sponsor of the MCM for more than a decade supporting events with everything from U-Haul cargo vans to 26-foot trucks.

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New Way to Personalize Your Medal

The iTAB is a small engraved plate that slides onto the medal ribbon with a unique iTAB buckle. The design has been matched to the MCM medal finish to complement the design.

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Meet Military Spouse Alexis

Alexis was inspired to #RunWithTheMarines in 2012 when her husband ran the MCM and she cheered him on from the sidelines. They will run the new MCM50K together.

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The Power of Micro Communities

We can all benefit from micro communities in our lives, to achieve goals we may otherwise believe are unattainable.

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Tips from a Marine Spouse

“Everyone is coming to cheer me on for a good cause in memory of a great Marine.”

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Idol Finalist to Sing Anthem and Run MCM

The American Idol finalist will sing the National Anthem then join runners in the corrals to participate in his first marathon.

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Green Tips for MCM Runners

Runners can help minimize the environmental footprint of the MCM.

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Get Psyched for New On-Course Support

Sport psychologists and sport performance consultants will be on the course to offer mental strategies to runners around the half marathon point.

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A World of Opportunity for Veterans in the Workplace

When he first left the Marine Corps, Jared McGowen faced a lot of challenges while transitioning to civilian life, as many veterans do. Now, his main purpose is writing and speaking about overcaming obstacles by applying his military experiences and training to build the life he always dreamed of having.

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Getting by with a Little Help from Your Friends

​Ed Landry and Rick Peacor didn’t know each other until about two years ago, but they now share a strong friendship and a bond as former Marines and runners.

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Family of Eight Offers Tips for Tri

​Both, husband and wife, served in the Marine Corps as drill instructors. Perhaps it’s that DI mindset that has motivated this family of eight to participate in the Quantico Tri.

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