To celebrate the 45th MCM anniversary coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the MCM has designed the most iconic finisher medal ever. The commemorative medal will feature the filmstrip images of the flag raising on Iwo Jima along the ribbon and actual black sands collected at Iwo Jima.
“Look at your ‘Why.’ I think that is really important. Everyone has their own. Why they're training, why they're putting their bodies through it, why they're taking the time away from their family or other passions, why they're getting up off the couch.”
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.