The 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) was awarded Gold level certification by the Council for Responsible Sport, an organization that independently verifies the socially and environmentally responsible work by sports events.
"I do it because I enjoy it. I like working with the people, the challenges and making order out of chaos. I get to do a lot of things not always available to others."
"As a Marine and runner, it allows me to give back to the running community through an organization whose mission is aligned with my personal priorities and life."
"It is the least we can do to support those who have given so much." The first blog in the National Volunteer Appreciation Month series featuring Semper Fi & America's Fund.
Steven, a retired USMC Sergeant, and Lettie discovered they were brother and sister in August. Their first meeting was at the MCM finish line in October 2019.
Choose an organization that resonates with you and click the links to connect directly with the organization and their representatives to find out how you can add purpose to your miles. Charities may have entries to the MCM, MCM10K and even the MCM50K.
Running 26.2 miles is an incredible feat, but for those participating in honor of a family member who served or is serving, the accomplishment serves a bigger purpose. As we remember those that have fought and sacrificed for their country, we recognize the family members who share their stories.
Even in most places where we are required to shelter in place, going outside for periods of time to run, hike or just to take a walk with people from your household and/or dog is safe – and good.
So, you’re thinking of running your first marathon? Great! There’s no better place for your debut than the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The MCM, also known as “The People’s Marathon,” is the best event for first-time marathoners. While the course is nothing short of spectacular and crossing the finish line is exhilarating, the road to completion is not easy.