Runners will receive Glory, the Historic Half event program at Packet Pick-up. The images and articles are clickable and instantly shuttle to more detailed information on the MCM website or other sources.
Cheer from the sidewalks of Fredericksburg or from far away, as a friend or loved one participates in the Historic Half. Instantaneous, live updates of a runner's progress will be delivered by text or email. There's also the awesome option to send out updates over a Twitter feed or to be posted on Facebook.
Athletes will be swimming, biking and running on Marine Corps Base Quantico on August 20, as part of the Quantico Tri. When the event moved its swim portion from the pool to the Potomac in 2015, an entirely new course was introduced, as the roadways and trails around Officer Candidate School were employed. With so much real estate locked on for the Tri, the MCM decided to double down by creating a run-only event on the same morning and unveiling the Quantico 12K.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.