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Celebrating MCM History
Marine Corps Marathon is annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Motivated individuals run the MCM as a tribute to a loved one serving this country or in memory of their sacrifice. They run in defiance, while facing an illness, whether their own or a loved one's. They run to show love of country. The MCM welcomes those finding a new path to fitness and those simply seeking to conquer a distance that once seemed impossible. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM celebrates the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers. Held in Arlington, VA, National Harbor, MD and the nation’s capital, the MCM hosts runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries.
Where is the start? What support is on course? What does 'beat the bridge' mean? What happens at the finish? Our answers give you the confidence you need to run your best. Knowing is half the battle.
Advance Prep MCM Essential Intel
It's about Time for the MCM Pace Team
Marathon Maniacs Pace Team offers dedicated pacers for both, the MCM and the inaugural MCM50K. Pace teams help runners meet a time goal by skillfully maintaining a specific time per mile.
What is the Gauntlet?
There are multiple timing benchmarks along the MCM course to support timing requirements. These checkpoints are the two gauntlets and "Beat the Bridge."
Three Events are Miles Apart from the MCM
"The one-mile distance events are a way to create moments of shared joy and accomplishment for families with their young runners," says MCM Director Rick Nealis. "They are also intended for individuals, who might otherwise be hesitant about running, to start down that path with a 'feel good' experience."