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7 Tips for a Virtual Run

Participating in a virtual event gives runners the chance to achieve fitness goals and still run anywhere in the world. It’s also the perfect opportunity for runners to be their own personal event organizers!

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Seasoned Ruckers Advice for New Ruckers

New ruckers should choose between two goals: to run fast or to run heavy. The Recon Ruck weight requirement is only 10 pounds.

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Summer Recipes for the Perfect BBQ

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.

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​New! Accomplish the MCM Trifecta

For the first time in MCM history, ambitious runners can register for three MCM Weekend events through a combination of virtual or live MCM and MCM50K and the virtual MCM10K to complete the Trifecta.

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Essential Tips for Running and Training in the Summer

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.

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Four Changes to MCM Weekend Schedule

In an effort to implement the many new health and safety standards required, the MCMO is adjusting operations and procedures, and extending new options to support participation.

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Why 12 Minutes?

​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.

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Father's Day Spotlight: John Eyster

"Running is about good company and slowing things down. Whenever my dad comes to visit, we always set aside time for a long run together.”

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Father’s Day Spotlight: Brian Beerman

​“I wonder how many times in the history of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) have parents had the honor of their son or daughter placing a finisher’s medal around their neck?”

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​Father’s Day Spotlight: Robert Davies

“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.”

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Running Side by Side Half a World Apart

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.

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I Ran the MCM While Pregnant

In 2019, the 38-year-old former reporter ran her first marathon at the 44th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) while 12-weeks pregnant.

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​Run to Remember on Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, barbeques, beaches and backyard fun. But the true significance of Memorial Day is honoring and remembering the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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MCM Event Series Lineup Receive a Shakeup

The Belleau Wood 8K and Recon Ruck, events originally planned for June 20, will occur alongside the Quantico 12K on August 22 with corresponding virtual options. Run Amuck will become a do-it-yourself, virtual-only experience, while the Quantico Tri will be removed from the event schedule and be replaced by a new virtual option.

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Announcing the Marine Corps Duathlon

​The dual skilled challenge has been issued. Ride and run. The sprint distance multisport event is offered as a virtual only competition in 2020. Participants receive an incredible shirt and stunning finisher medal.​

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