Have you learned something on your marathon journey worth sharing? The MCM invites runners who passionately want to change lives, share insights and inspire new attitudes to speak during MCM Weekend. Introducing MCMTalks, in the spirit of a very popular global community intent on spreading ideas with short, powerful talks.
The Marine Corps Marathon will start at 7:55 a.m. when the howitzer blasts along Route 110 in Arlington, VA. To successfully continue along the course and reach the Marine Corps War Memorial finish line, runners must maintain a 14 minute-per-mile pace throughout the course.
With approximately half the field of participants from outside the national capital area and the other half knowing all too well the challenges of area traffic, picking the most convenient hotel for Marine Corps Marathon Weekend can make a big difference in the experience. Finding a convenient location is essential and to do that means multiple considerations must be addressed.
The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon will feature a course familiar to those that previously participated in the annual event hosted in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. After making a series of adjustments to the 26.2 mile course last year necessitated by the Metro system’s extensive SafeTrack repair program, the MCM will revert to a course utilized in 2016 that received favorable reviews from runners.
While thousands will participate in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation’s capital on October 22, hundreds will run MCM Forward while deployed overseas. Since 2006, MCM Forward has been held on Marine Corps and joint military bases, and on U.S. Navy ships deployed worldwide. This year, MCM Forward will occur in at least nine locations in the Middle East, Africa and Western Europe. Some of the areas include Iraq, Jordan, the UAE and Portugal.
The MCM Health & Fitness Expo, annually held in the national capital region each October, has been nominated for the Trade Show News Network’s prestigious “Best of Show” Award. While the MCM is among five trade shows selected for the top honor, it is the only show nominated within the running and endurance industry.
As a result of your participation in the shoe return, the MCMO yielded 324 pairs of running shoes. The shoes will go to a facility that grinds them down for materials used to create state-of-the-art running tracks, playgrounds, gyms and weight rooms, and other surfaces used for sport.
A running dad is just a normal dad, only more awesome. Does your Dad run marathons? If so, he’s already unwrapped and utilized the most cherished gifts of motivation, determination and inspiration. So let’s get creative…celebrate all your father accomplishments during his runs with the Marines by purchasing commemorative MCM or Historic Half items at special prices just for MCM Dads.
You see, there are mud runs and then, there’s Run Amuck presented by Camelbak, the mud and obstacle challenge, hosted by the Marines on Quantico. The June 10 event has more special features, interesting elements and unique zaniness than ever before. So if you think you’ve done a mud run, think again, and register to Run Amuck.
Come say “hello” to actor Jim Klock on Friday or Saturday at the Expo. Listen to tips on how to handle Hospital Hill and run strong from Lucky Road. Get the weather report at a meet and greet with Historic Half participant and NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell. Score a few selfies with the Historic Half town crier. Speakers Square is located on the main Expo floor next to the Historic Half store.
The tenth Historic Half Weekend begins for all participants the same way—with a visit to the biggest Healthy Lifestyle Expo ever. Also, new in 2017, the Expo boasts earlier hours with a noon opening on Friday, May 19. There’s no admission fee and parking is free. Anyone can stroll the Expo for inspiration, apparel, fitness products, food sampling and so much more.
For the third year, wear blue: run to remember will build a wear blue Mile honoring our nation's fallen heroes on the Historic Half course. Faces of the Fallen tribute posters will carefully line a journey of 1,064 steps. Requested by an athlete or volunteer, these posters honor a hero who gave his or her life while in service to our great nation.
The Run-Walk expert is going to share everything he knows about training for the MCM at a free workshop on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the nation’s capital, hosted by MedStar Sports Medicine, the proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM. The program will be held at the new MedStar Health Orthopedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre, Building 1, 1120 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Galloway will also host a clinic earlier in the day on May 3 at noon on Marine Corps Base Quantico at Little Hall. No advance registration required. No admission fee. It’s a great opportunity to hear from one of the most accomplished marathon training experts. Want to train for and run a marathon while avoiding injury? Then Jeff’s the guy.