A limited amount of Recover Brands MCM gear, made from 100% recycled content, is now available for purchase online! See the rest of the merch, including MCM50K and MCM10K gear, at the MCM Health & Fitness Expo.
From selling “garbage tees” out of the back of a truck in North Carolina to becoming a pioneer in the sustainable apparel industry – since 2010, Recover has been on a relentless pursuit to outfit everyone with the most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible.
Together Recover Brands is on a mission to help Earth recover by outfitting everyone with apparel and gear for the biggest positive impact possible. And they’re just getting started…
All runners will be screened upon entering the Gaylord Convention Center.
All Marine Corps Marathon Weekend participants are required to attend Packet Pick-up, located within the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, to obtain the official bib with timing device and technical competitor shirt. Runners are required to bring the e-Card and a photo ID to Packet Pick-up. E-Cards are emailed to all participants in the weeks prior to the event.
Runners are highly encouraged to pick up their own materials and verify personal information.
For runners unable to attend Packet Pick-up, proxy pick-up is an available option. Runners may designate an individual to obtain their bib and event materials. The individual picking up the bib for a registered runner must present a hard or digital copy of the completed e-Card with a copy of the runner’s photo ID, as well as a copy of his/her ID. Please be sure to obtain the runner’s preferred shirt size. E-Cards are emailed to the registered runner before the event. Parents may sign waiver and retrieve packets for their children under 18 years of age.
Packet Pick-up is not available on event morning.
The official MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K participant bibs feature the timing device attached to the reverse side of the bib. These must remain in place for proper timing to occur.
Emergency medical and contact information form is also on the back of the bib. All participants must complete this information.
The UPS Baggage Sticker will be attached to the reverse side of every bib. The sticker features the runner’s bib number and the assigned UPS truck to be utilized for baggage drop off and pick up on event day. Carefully peel the front of the sticker off the backing and attached to the clear plastic bag to facilitate easy identification by UPS volunteers.
Relatives, friends, running buddies and even MCM participants themselves can follow a runner’s progress along the course in real time. The virtual status reports will provide updates for one or multiple runners from various split locations and the finish line.
The timing data may be delivered by text, posted on a Facebook timeline, sent via email and/or sent over Twitter feed. During registration for this service, individuals may select the preferred means to receive updates. Registration for Track a Runner will be available soon.
Available on the Apple Store and in Google Play.
The official event program of the Marine Corps Marathon is now available! Read Salute to learn about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees and newest Ambassadors as well as the MCM tribute to resiliency and remembering the 40th Anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Flip through for course maps, event information and more.
Spectators can see their runner in as many as five locations on the course. With many road closures, taking Metro is the best way to get around but consult the course map as most locations are walkable. Follow the plan below to optimize viewing potential and catch a runner in action!
Opportunities to work alongside U.S. Marines range from assembling runner packets and shirts to supporting a water point, food station, medical aid station, runner’s hospitality or the start and finish areas on event day.
All volunteers take pride in supporting thousands of individuals striving to achieve a running goal.
Volunteers receive a commemorative shirt and a letter of appreciation for each event supported. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer throughout the year. Support opportunities are announced at a minimum of six weeks prior to each event.
Whether running or cheering for a runner, there are countless opportunities to experience history, culture and fun in Arlington, the home of the MCM. Experience world-class dining, shopping, sightseeing and nightlife around every corner.
It’s the greatest half in history! Run through historic Fredericksburg from the retail hub of Central Park, through quaint downtown shops and restaurants, up Hospital Hill to a finish line bathed in stars and stripes.