Marine Corps Marathon

Recognized for impeccable organization on a scenic 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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Left until event day November 10th

Update 2021

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is excited to announce that the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend will be held live and in-person this October 29 – 31 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital! The 2021 MCM Weekend includes the live 46th MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K on Sunday, October 31, with all three events being offered as virtual options as well between October 1 and November 11.

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Finish Strong

MCM Weekend Registration

Want to participate in MCM Weekend? Register to run "The People's Marathon" or sign up for the MCM50K or MCM10K.

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Virtual Info

New digital features for virtual participants including a printable bib, results upload feature and an interactive, customizable finisher certificate.

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Advance Prep MCM Essential Intel

Course

Aptly nicknamed the “Marathon of the Monuments,” the scenic route passes by the most impressive landmarks in Virginia and the nation’s capital.

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Start Line

The Start Line is uniquely situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery – the location offers a distinct reminder to runners that this is not just any marathon.

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Course Map

Cross the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial and receive the coveted Eagle, Globe and Anchor medal.

MCM Course Map

MCM Photos

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​Announcing Live MCM Weekend for 2021

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is excited to announce that the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend will be held live and in-person this October 29 – 31 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital!

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​MCMO Volunteer Spotlight – Scott Larimer

Scott Larimer joined the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s (MCMO) volunteer group. It’s his way of not only giving back to the community that has been a part of his family for generations but also an opportunity to practice his skills as a HAM operator. A talented videographer, Larimer also supported the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) by filming the HAM training for all the HAM operators who were unable to attend the meeting.

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