When the Marine Corps Historic Half opened up in 2008, I was definitely on board. I had long been interested in running every edition of a race, and this was my opportunity. So having ran the first year, I keep driving over to Fredericksburg every year. And as in every event, my favorite part of the course is the finish line.
Scott Larimer joined the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s (MCMO) volunteer group. It’s his way of not only giving back to the community that has been a part of his family for generations but also an opportunity to practice his skills as a HAM operator. A talented videographer, Larimer also supported the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) by filming the HAM training for all the HAM operators who were unable to attend the meeting.
David Lane has been volunteering with the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) for the last 20 years. As the Emergency Coordinator of the Prince William County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Lane has been a key part of organizing the local amateur radio or HAM support for MCMO events.
This purebred Australian Shepherd rescue dog name Manda Lorian (cool name, right?) ran the MCM Trifecta in 2020.
You could be one of the original MCMO Four Star Diplomats. A team of social media savvy runners who are enthusiastic about the sport, participate in MCMO events and identify with the MCMO's mission.
No matter what you age you find running – or running finds you – it’s never too late to start. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and the motivation to put one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, a runner is born. Meet six women, all at different stages of life, who started running for various reasons and have been running the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) for many years, even decades.
While the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus outbreak put the entire world on hold, the MCMO has adapted and overcome, shifting operational practices and implementing several changes to safely execute live events while still ensuring a positive experience for all participants.
The Ambassador is part of Team U.S. Embassy Kuwait, a 20-member team consisting of participants who have already completed over 600 miles already. "While we may not have ran the most miles overall, we finished here in Kuwait first,” Ambassador Romanowski.
Whether you’re facing logistical or motivational challenges, winter weather doesn’t have to derail your training. In fact, this is the perfect time to swap out some miles for one or more cross-training activities to get faster, stronger and endure longer in your running.
Cynthia Orms is set to complete her miles for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s (MCMO) Desert Storm 218 Miler – just in time for the South Pole’s eight-month long winter season.
Hoyle found out about the Desert Storm 218 Miler and knew he had to participate. It was a chance to not only reflect on his own experiences during the war and appreciate being a part of something historic, but it was also an opportunity to honor fellow service members who were right there with him and to thank his family for their support and sacrifices.
The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will present the 2020 Healthy School Award to five Northern Virginia elementary schools who have earned the recognition for having the most student participants in the MCM Semper Fun Mile. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual MCM Kids Run was rebranded to the MCM Semper Fun Mile, a one-mile virtual-only event for kids to run with their parents or guardians between September 27 – November 10.