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Tips for Running Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

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Runner Receives Rightful Award

“What really intrigued me was the length to which...the MCM Organization went to not only seek me out...but also to make sure that a wrong was corrected. That speaks volumes for the Marine Corps and the values held therein.”

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Women's History Month: Meet the MCMO Deputy

“I consider myself very fortunate to have been here at the right time to experience the running boom and have a critical role in growing the organization to what it is today."

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Marine Corps Marathon Pledge to Runners

Understanding runners may demonstrate some apprehension to look too far down the road and commit to registering for an event, the MCMO offers the following Pledge to Runners in an effort of reassurance.

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20 Tips for First-Time Marathon Runners

​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.

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Historic Half Course Adjustments Announced

​The Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend is just around the corner and there are a few minor course changes for both the Historic Half and the Semper 5ive.

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Fueling Before, During & After a Marathon

I changed my habits completely and was able to come up with a fueling plan that fits my needs. Now, I’m running faster, I have more energy and I feel less depleted after a long run.

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What to Know Before Registering for the MCM Lottery:

​The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) hosts runners from all 50 states and dozens of countries every October in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. The lottery process for registration can be…intense to say the least. Runners have a two-week window during March 18-31 to declare their intent to run the MCM by signing up for the MCM Lottery.

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Don’t Dread the Treadmill

It took me some time to stop dreading my time on the treadmill. I went looking for ways to overcome the boredom I faced on a treadmill, because for me the alternative—not working out at all—was worse.

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New Start Time for MCM50K

​The start time for the 2020 MCM50K has been shifted earlier to allow for the smoothest merge between MCM50K participants and Marine Corps Marathon runners.

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Celebrating MCM Love Stories

Crossing the finish line after running 26.2 miles is an emotional and triumphant moment for most marathon runners, but for some, the occasion is made even sweeter with a proposal.

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Meet the Hiraos – Recon Ruck Power Couple

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13.1 Reasons to Run the Historic Half

If you’re contemplating participating in a full marathon or just ramping up to a new distance, here are 13.1 reasons why the Marine Corps Historic Half is a great primer or an ideal stand-alone distance.

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Armed Forces Retirement Home Presented with Flags of Valor Plaque

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) recognized the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. (AFRH-W) for their longstanding support of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the local amateur radio operators (HAMs) by presenting a special plaque created by Flags of Valor at last week’s Town Hall Meeting.

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4 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and the Tips to Succeed)

Everything I’d read about resolutions indicated that there is a critical milestone that occurs between days 20 to 25 when an activity becomes a habit. Sadly, most individuals struggle to adapt to the initial disruption to their daily lives, and their best intentions for change languish.

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