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What do these runners have in common?

To become distinguished, runners must participate in four events including either Historic Half distance event (13.1 or Semper 5ive) in May; Run Amuck on June 4; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K on August 20; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November. Registration is open now for all events.

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Free Training Workshop featuring Jeff Galloway

The MCM is hosting two free marathon training workshops in early June featuring Olympian, famed marathon training guru and MCM Hall of Famer Jeff Galloway. Make plans to attend the MCM Galloway Workshop on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the United States Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) in the nation's capital or at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. in Breckinridge Hall (2076 South Street). ​

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Perfect Weekend Getaway: Visit Fred

Why let I95 decide what type of morning you'll have before running the Historic Half? Eliminate potential for stress and traffic uncertainties by reserving a room in Fredericksburg and making it a weekend. A perfect spring overnight getaway with chef-owned restaurants, quaint shopping areas, historic sites, a happening Main Street and, of great importance, proximity to start and finish of the Historic Half and Semper 5ive.

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Advance Prep for Marine Corps 17.75K

Quick insider preview of the Marine Corps 17.75K course. Participants will start on Rt. 234 running toward the entrance of Prince William Forest Park at Pleasant Road. The terrain switches to gravel once inside the Park, before returning to a paved surface at Mile 2. This continues through Mile 9 when the course turns to gravel for the next 1.5 miles. The final stretch of the 11.03 mile run is conducted on a paved bike path.

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Runners Spring into Action

​Just under two months until the Marine Corps Historic Half, registration is moving quickly and runners are encouraged to spring into action to claim a spot in the 13.1 mile run or the new Semper 5ive to be held on May 15, 2016 in Fredericksburg, VA. Just about 70 percent...

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17.75K Packet Pick-up Plan

Packet Pick-up for Marine Corps 17.75K participants will be held on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at VA Runner in Woodbridge, VA at 14210 Smoketown Road. Runners are encouraged to attend Packet Pick-up prior to event day. Shop for running gear at VA Runner, visit with Dr. Lewis Pauley from Prestige Chiropractic and receive goodies from the MCM Event Series.

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MCM Training is in Fashion

It's the most anticipated fashion reveal of the spring season. Between registration and event day, runners can showcase their MCM mission by wearing training apparel from the 2016 MCM Brooks line, available for purchase during MCM Lottery Registration and officially unveiled here. Gotta have it! Relaxed fit, moisture wicking podium short and long sleeve T-shirts for men and women shout "Mission Focus" or "With Purpose."

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Lottery Success is Selfie Worthy

Running for a cause? Running to remember? Running to see the sites? Running for the shirt? Countless motivations bring 30,000 runners together to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon. Along with the arrival of spring, this week brings the long-circled date on the calendar for the opening of MCM Lottery registration. Runners can begin signing up for the MCM Lottery beginning on Thursday, March 24 at noon Eastern.

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Catch the Rainbow at Run Amuck

MCM's messiest and muddiest event, Run Amuck, has expanded its color palette for the corresponding participant waves to facilitate a smooth start on June 4. With four and two mile versions of its course, Run Amuck will send runners into the hills of Quantico to encounter more than 20 obstacles and mud challenges.

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Don't forget to be awesome

April showers bring May flowers. June, though, brings mud. Lots and lots of mud. Go hard chargin' into the summer months by meeting the challenge of Run Amuck aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 4. It's a chance to soar, climb, float, crawl, thrive, survive, endure, achieve and, just be, awesome.

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In Less Than Eight Minutes Runners Seize Entries to 17.75K

​Runners were glued to their laptops for a long awaited appointment with the new MCM website to sign up for the in-demand, run-to-register event known as the Marine Corps 17.75K. Unofficially, runners from more than 30 states captured all entries to the Marine Corps 17.75K in less than eight minutes.

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Where to find 17.75K registration links

Registration for the Marine Corps 17.75K opens on February 17th at noon Eastern. The MCM website will post the link to online registration from multiple locations so runners can easily access the form for this high demand event.

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February is more than hearts and flowers

​A typical February would be known for hearts and flowers. This February, though, is all about mud and miles.

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Where to stay for the 17.75K

In 2015, runners from more than three dozen states participated in the Marine Corps 17.75K. For convenience to the event start and finish, runners should stay at the MCM Event Series headquarters hotel--the Holiday Inn Quantico Center.

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Sneak Preview of 17.75K Medal

Prince William Forest Park celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2016. The Marine Corps 17.75K to be held on April 2 marks this milestone with a finisher medal design symbolic of the National Parks.

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