"Seven years ago, I was a novice runner, pushing myself to complete a half marathon just so I didn’t have to sit forever at the finish line waiting for my then-boyfriend, now husband to complete the full marathon. Fast forward seven years and now I am a mother of two young children looking to get back into running."
All events for the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend scheduled for Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital will shift to virtual-only status, due to ongoing public health concerns and the guidelines of local governments.
The global pandemic may be putting a damper on summer 2020 – from travel plans to family gatherings – but the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) team has the perfect recipe for a staycation. Scroll down for two delicious, family-friendly BBQ recipes from MCM staff members.
As the weather gets warmer, long runs and outdoor workouts can feel like a challenge. But with a strategic approach and the appropriate preparations, runners can successfully train in the heat and humidity.
Yesterday, the Marine Corps Marathon announced a new maximum pace requirement of 12 minutes per mile, representing a reduction of two minutes per mile from what has historically been the guiding timeline. This decision was not easy but neither is the circumstance we all face with COVID 19.
“In the early years, we typically warmed up a full mile and then every half mile we took a small walking break. The point wasn’t for her to get a specific time, but rather to enjoy the race journey, high five every Marine on the course and earn her shirt and medal.”
Every year, thousands of runners converge in Fredericksburg to #RunWithTheMarines during the iconic Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend. And although the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 live event scheduled for Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, participants had the opportunity to run the events virtually.