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25 Funny Running Team Names for Desert Storm 218 Miler

The funniest and wittiest team names participating in the Desert Storm 218 Miler

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​Introducing the Quantico Crucible 5K

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the Quantico Crucible 5K on Saturday, April 17 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico in the early evening. The Quantico Crucible is an in-person-only event and will challenge participants ages 10 and up to run a 5K from Butler Stadium through the Base’s trails while besting three on-course challenges

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Training Mantras to Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Instead of creating a list of things to do, we recommend creating a list of inspirational and motivational messages to not only start the new year with a positive mind, but to power you through, and ultimately, help you achieve some amazing things over the next 365 days.

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MCM Holiday Recipes

​‘Tis the season to treat yourself to something sweet. Enjoy these delicious holiday recipes from members of the Marine Corps Marathon Organization staff.

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​Get Mission Ready with MCM

Based on accumulated training miles for runners to complete before their Historic Half or MCM events, the new Mission Ready challenges reward runners for successfully preparing to #RunWithTheMarines.

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MCM Reveals 2021 Event Schedule

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has unveiled the 2021 event schedule. Multiple events of various distances for all levels and ages from January through November.

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​Michelle Craft – Running for My Dad

"We started to game plan how to join the 2020 MCM, either gamble with the lottery or join the Semper Fi Team,” said Craft. “We never came to an agreement before my dad suffered a heart attack and suddenly passed on January 22, 2020. His passing directed me to join the Semper Fi & America’s Fund team in his honor.”

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Turkey Trot 10K and Miler Will Now Be Virtual Only Events

​In compliance with new guidelines directed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia about gatherings, the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile will no longer be hosted as live events aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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​Brotherhood and Charity: Two Worlds Collide for MCM Runner

“Over two years ago, Dr. Darren McKnight, dear friend and 1981 Air Force Academy classmate made a pledge to support my charity and the MCM was his vehicle of choice,” said Garvin. “Last year, Darren ran the MCM for the first time since 1997 and he didn’t stop there. He recruited several other runners including two other 1981 Air Force Academy classmates, Jack Berkebile and retired LtCol Tim Hawes to run with him.”

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​2020 Oscar Mike Award Recipient: Howard Thomas

Thomas will be recognized with the Oscar Mike Award for his outstanding support of the Marine Corps Historic Half, the sport of running and for being a champion of the local Fredericksburg community.

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​Three Arlington County Public Schools Earn Healthy School Award

Earlier this fall, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and long-time Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) sponsor Sodexo presented three Arlington County Public Schools with the 2019 Healthy School Awards, after months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dustin Biggerstaff – Running for Self, Family and Those Who Can’t

“I joined the Fund’s sports program (Team Semper Fi) where I was then able to maintain my recovery/therapy through sport, raise awareness and funds for the Fund, and challenge myself like I never thought I would before,”

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​Surprise! MCM Home Deliveries Presented by Hyundai

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) staff surprised five local runners earlier this month when the team delivered event day supplies and other goodies in person. The lucky recipients ranged from veteran MCM runners to first-timers with inspiring and interesting stories.

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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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​Operation Desert Storm 30th Anniversary Marked with Virtual 218-Miler

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City.

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