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Military Match to Motivate MCM Runners

The MCM Military Match program presented by Cigna pairs civilian and military runners for this year’s virtual MCM Weekend to communicate directly, motivate each other through the final weeks of training and to provide support for the virtual run.

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​Semper Fun Run – Training Plan

Training tips and guidelines to help you achieve the goal of running a strong mile as part of the first ever virtual MCM Semper Fun Mile – open to all ages – to enjoy with family, friends, neighbors or anyone.

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The Frozen Chosin 7.0 Miler

Runners will complete 7.0 miles between November 27 and December 13, 2020, a span of dates matching the battle that occurred in −36 °F in 1950.

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​Grieving the Loss of an In-Person Marine Corps Marathon

Each Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) participant had a vision and expectation for October 25, 2020. Participants relish the beauty and excitement of the MCM course and love the experience of togetherness and competition on the grand stage that the MCM provides. We now must grieve the loss of this vision, shift our expectations to fit our current reality, and create a new vision for the MCM 2020 experience.

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​Introducing the MCM Milestones Program

After completing specific training mileage benchmarks, runners may share their training time and also add a proof of performance image from a wearable or other tracking service. Runners are invited to log in distances they may have already completed so that the entire sequence is tracked.

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​Exploring Stafford County

Explore the hidden gems that make nearby Stafford County unique. Take in all of the historical attractions, beautiful parks, art exhibits, excellent golf courses, wineries, breweries, and outdoor recreation in one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties.

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​Safety Guidelines for Live Events

To prioritize the health and safety of the MCM running community and staff, we’re taking preventative measures and implementing the following safety guidelines for all in-person events to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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​8 Tips for Postpartum Running

"Seven years ago, I was a novice runner, pushing myself to complete a half marathon just so I didn’t have to sit forever at the finish line waiting for my then-boyfriend, now husband to complete the full marathon. Fast forward seven years and now I am a mother of two young children looking to get back into running."

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​Belleau Wood 8K: The History

It’s your turn to brave the trails of Quantico or your neighborhoods; to test your tenacity, embark on your own mission, overcome it, conquer it and resemble those heroic Devil Dogs.

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2020 MCM Weekend is Officially Virtual-Only

All events for the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend scheduled for Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital will shift to virtual-only status, due to ongoing public health concerns and the guidelines of local governments.

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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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