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​5 Indoor Winter Workouts for Runners

Whether you’re facing logistical or motivational challenges, winter weather doesn’t have to derail your training. In fact, this is the perfect time to swap out some miles for one or more cross-training activities to get faster, stronger and endure longer in your running.

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​Cynthia Orms – Running the Desert Storm 218 Miler in Antarctica

Cynthia Orms is set to complete her miles for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s (MCMO) Desert Storm 218 Miler – just in time for the South Pole’s eight-month long winter season.

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​Timothy Hoyle – Remembering Operation Desert Storm 30 Years Later

Hoyle found out about the Desert Storm 218 Miler and knew he had to participate. It was a chance to not only reflect on his own experiences during the war and appreciate being a part of something historic, but it was also an opportunity to honor fellow service members who were right there with him and to thank his family for their support and sacrifices.

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​Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2020 Healthy School Awards

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will present the 2020 Healthy School Award to five Northern Virginia elementary schools who have earned the recognition for having the most student participants in the MCM Semper Fun Mile. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual MCM Kids Run was rebranded to the MCM Semper Fun Mile, a one-mile virtual-only event for kids to run with their parents or guardians between September 27 – November 10.

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25 Funny Running Team Names for Desert Storm 218 Miler

The funniest and wittiest team names participating in the Desert Storm 218 Miler

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​Introducing the Quantico Crucible 5K

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the Quantico Crucible 5K on Saturday, April 17 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico in the early evening. The Quantico Crucible is an in-person-only event and will challenge participants ages 10 and up to run a 5K from Butler Stadium through the Base’s trails while besting three on-course challenges

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Training Mantras to Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Instead of creating a list of things to do, we recommend creating a list of inspirational and motivational messages to not only start the new year with a positive mind, but to power you through, and ultimately, help you achieve some amazing things over the next 365 days.

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MCM Holiday Recipes

​‘Tis the season to treat yourself to something sweet. Enjoy these delicious holiday recipes from members of the Marine Corps Marathon Organization staff.

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​Get Mission Ready with MCM

Based on accumulated training miles for runners to complete before their Historic Half or MCM events, the new Mission Ready challenges reward runners for successfully preparing to #RunWithTheMarines.

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MCM Reveals 2021 Event Schedule

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has unveiled the 2021 event schedule. Multiple events of various distances for all levels and ages from January through November.

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​Michelle Craft – Running for My Dad

"We started to game plan how to join the 2020 MCM, either gamble with the lottery or join the Semper Fi Team,” said Craft. “We never came to an agreement before my dad suffered a heart attack and suddenly passed on January 22, 2020. His passing directed me to join the Semper Fi & America’s Fund team in his honor.”

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Turkey Trot 10K and Miler Will Now Be Virtual Only Events

​In compliance with new guidelines directed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia about gatherings, the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile will no longer be hosted as live events aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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​Brotherhood and Charity: Two Worlds Collide for MCM Runner

“Over two years ago, Dr. Darren McKnight, dear friend and 1981 Air Force Academy classmate made a pledge to support my charity and the MCM was his vehicle of choice,” said Garvin. “Last year, Darren ran the MCM for the first time since 1997 and he didn’t stop there. He recruited several other runners including two other 1981 Air Force Academy classmates, Jack Berkebile and retired LtCol Tim Hawes to run with him.”

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​2020 Oscar Mike Award Recipient: Howard Thomas

Thomas will be recognized with the Oscar Mike Award for his outstanding support of the Marine Corps Historic Half, the sport of running and for being a champion of the local Fredericksburg community.

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​Three Arlington County Public Schools Earn Healthy School Award

Earlier this fall, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and long-time Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) sponsor Sodexo presented three Arlington County Public Schools with the 2019 Healthy School Awards, after months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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