The MCM Event Series will debut Recon Ruck alongside Run Amuck, the mud and obstacle event, and the Belleau Wood 8K aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 15. A double, known as the Crossroads Challenge, will also be introduced.
There's a new option to #RunWithTheMarines on October 27 with the announcement that the Marine Corps Marathon Organization will be introducing a 50K as part of MCM Weekend. The inaugural MCM50K will take place on Sunday, October 27, the same day as the 44th MCM and the MCM10K.
Bypass the MCM Lottery and still secure an entry by running your way into the 44th Marine Corps Marathon. Remove luck from the equation and get ready to register for the high demand Marine Corps 17.75K when registration opens on Wednesday, February 20 at noon eastern. Every finisher in this 11.03-mile run, to be held on March 23, receives ‘Access Granted!’-a guaranteed entry for the Marine Corps Marathon.
Participating in the Turkey Trot are the Always Faithful – the Distinguished Participant runners. True to the Marine value of Semper Fidelis, these individuals consistently registered to #RunWithTheMarines throughout the year to qualify for this esteemed recognition. Find out what inspired four Marines to run the four qualifying events this year. Brought to you by Sentara Healthcare, we improve health every day.
wear blue: run to remember will build a tribute wear blue Mile on the Marine Corps Marathon course. Always a runner favorite for its moving poignant reflection of service, this tribute Mile will honor our nation's fallen heroes along the scenic and peaceful serenity of Hains Point.
Runners in the DMV can visit Pacers or Potomac River Running stores to beat the expo rush and shop for 2018 MCM apparel by Brooks. The running stores are also extending a special concierge packet pick-up service.
From The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, spectators and runners can view the MCM for the first time from 31 stories above the action. Tickets are on sale now for the VIP Spectator Experience for Brunch Above the MCM or discounted weekend access tickets to view the nation's capital and the MCM from a truly exceptional vantage point! The Observation Deck is located in Rosslyn, home of the Finish Festival.
The popular MCM Runners Conference has a new home--right on the main floor of the MCM Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna. Experts, icons, advisors and insiders will talk running, health, MCM and more. Reserve a seat in advance or find time while visiting the Expo to drop in on the interesting action at the MCM Runners Conference.
Hear the sweet sounds of your children’s voices. Listen to encouraging words from your spouse. Feel energized by inspiring cheers from a parent. Get an audio push from friends. Download the Motigo app to hear an audio tour highlighting the MCM course with added motivation from a personal support crew of friends and family.
The 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will debut a new way for participants to Beat the Bridge located at Mile 21. Void of spectators, the bridge connects the nation's capital to Arlington and has been portrayed as both, mentally and physically challenging. In an attempt to energize and fuel runners, the MCM will introduce water monsters on the bridge.
The MCMMYS are back and will recognize the excellence, passion and uniqueness of the runner community participating in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon. This digital award program will enable runners to share their stories, motivations, challenges, successes and zaniness in eight distinct categories.