The Marine Corps Marathon Organization celebrates the storied history of the United States Marine Corps through running events that bear the name of important Marine Corps dates, terms and iconic battles including the Belleau Wood 8K to be hosted on Saturday, June 15 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Limited entries are still available through the MCM Charity Program. Runners determined to #RunWithTheMarines can scan the list of MCM Charity Partners to make a connect to a cause. More than 70 charitable organizations hold guaranteed entries into the MCM.
The Distinguished Participant medal is earned for a year of remaining always faithful (Semper Fidelis) to running with the Marines. Here are the four dates and various distances for runners to choose from to meet the necessary requirements to earn this stunning hardware.
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.