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.”

241 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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​Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2020 Healthy School Awards

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will present the 2020 Healthy School Award to five Northern Virginia elementary schools who have earned the recognition for having the most student participants in the MCM Semper Fun Mile. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual MCM Kids Run was rebranded to the MCM Semper Fun Mile, a one-mile virtual-only event for kids to run with their parents or guardians between September 27 – November 10.

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