Marine Corps Marathon

Days Till Event 237
Date of Event 10.27.2024
Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as 'the best marathon for beginners,' the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People's Marathon.”
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MCM Kids Run

Kids Run Logo

The MCM Kids Run will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2024 in Arlington, VA at the North Pentagon Parking Lot. Children ages 5-12 will participate in the one mile fun run. Pre- and post-event hospitality, activities, entertainment, games and mascots make this an unforgettable event. The Kids Run offers families eight start time options between 9:20 a.m. and 11:40 a.m.

design with the devil pups

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization is excited to announce a special opportunity for the future artist in your family or school. Grab those crayons and paint brushes to create the next MCM Kids Run shirt! All your artist needs to do is submit the artwork and our designers will turn it into a fun shirt for all 2024 MCM Kids Run participants.


Registration for the MCM Kids Run will open April 10, 2024. Participants must be 5 to 12 years old.

For group registration, please contact

participant shirt size guide

We understand that not all shirts fit the same, but we want your Devil Pup to wear theirs with pride. Please reference the size guide for the best fit.


packet pick-up

Packet pick-up for the MCM Kids Run will be on Friday, October 25 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from 10: a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


All finishers will receive healthy snacks following their one mile run courtesy of Sodexo.

Sodexo’s goal is to be a leader in supporting student engagement and improving Quality of Life for the entire school community. By focusing on Quality of Live Services, we enhance the overall experience of a student’s educational journey, which helps to ensure their success. From preschool through post grad, in public and private schools, and on campuses of every kind, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success.

Sodexo partners with school districts to improve Quality of Life for students and staff by enhancing student wellness & engagement, managing school facilities, reducing operation costs, and improving sustainability.

Healthy School Awards

Coordinated school groups either organized by the PTA, physical education teacher or school administrator may participate in the Healthy School Award challenge. The top five schools with the most registered student participants will be honored with the Healthy School Award that includes a $1,000 monetary donation to the school’s physical education department from MCM partner Sodexo. Contact for additional details.


Kids Run Runner with Molly

Register for the Marine Corps Historic Half

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.