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.”

173 Days

Left until event day October 31st

Mission Focus

Are you running the MCM as a tribute to a loved one serving this country or in memory of their sacrifice? Are you participating to stare down a change in health condition, whether yours or a loved ones? Are you inspired to show pride in country? Is your motivation to conquer a distance that once seemed unconquerable? What drives you to participate in the MCM? Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM celebrates the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers. Annually, the MCM hosts runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. When confronted by a global pandemic, MCM participants proved to be #VirtuallyUnstoppable. In 2021, the MCM will begin as a virtual-only event yet the values and esprit de corps that drive the event remain powerful enough to propel runners to the finish on courses of their own making in locations across the globe.

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MCM Photos

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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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​MCMO Volunteer Spotlight: David Lane

​David Lane has been volunteering with the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) for the last 20 years. As the Emergency Coordinator of the Prince William County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Lane has been a key part of organizing the local amateur radio or HAM support for MCMO events.

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