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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
Registration Fees Reduced for 45th MCM
To celebrate the 45th Marine Corps Marathon, the fee to register for the event has been reduced by 4.5% over the 2019 cost.
Semper Fi Challenge Opens November 1
The Semper Fi Challenge is a new registration path that guarantees MCM entry for up to 4,000 runners when they sign up for the two-event challenge that includes both, Marine Corps Historic Half marathon and MCM, weekends.