Aid Stations

Aid Stations

The safety of MCM runners is of utmost importance to the many Navy and civilian medical personnel stationed along the MCM course. Aid Stations will be located in the following areas:

  • AS 1: Francis Scott Key Park at the corner of Key bridge and M Street
  • AS 2/3: Along Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway below Waterside Drive
  • AS 4/6: Independence Ave SW and Ohio Drive SW in West Potomac Park at the Ericksson Memorial
  • AS 5: Ohio and Buckeye Drive SW underneath the I395 overpass (Case Bridge) on the Washington Channel side of East Potomac Park
  • AS 7: East of the intersection of 14th Street NW and Madison Drive NW, in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • AS 8: Jefferson Drive SW and 12th Street SW at the Department of Agriculture
  • AS 9: Eads Street Parking lot at Army/Navy Drive
  • AS 10: Parking lot of Public Storage on West side of Long Bridge North of 6th Street S
  • Medical Tens are located on the Marine Corps War Memorial Circle

Medical Information tent is located at the intersection of Lynn Street and Fairfax Drive. Medical personnel will track runners and record medical data to ensure timely updates are available to families of runners receiving assistance.

For individual info

Medical personnel will track runners and record medical data to ensure timely updates for families of runners being treated. This information will be available at the MCM Info/Med Info Tent on North Meade Street in the Finish Festival. The American Red Cross also will have a medical information tent located at the Route 50 circle, adjacent to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

MCM Medical Team

One of the MCM’s largest groups supporting “The People’s Marathon” is the Medical staff consisting of the physicians, nurses, Corpsmen, physical therapists and administrators assigned to the Naval Health Clinic Quantico, located aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. This team has supported the MCM for over 25 years. The clinic staff make up the leadership team of most aid stations, comprising an Officer in Charge (OIC), and a Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) and a Supply Petty Officer (SPO). They are specially trained in treating Exertional Heat Stroke in runners along with other common running injuries.

In addition, medical volunteers arrive from across the country having specialties in sports medicine physicians, as registered nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, podiatrists and other general volunteers to ensure MCM participants are properly treated.

Should a runner need additional care in a hospital setting, the MCM has seven area hospitals prepared to provide care. Each of these hospitals is familiar with MCM protocols and has a medical liaison to assist runners and families should a hospital stay be required.


This two-day conference is hosted by the World Academy for Endurance Medicine, MedStar Health, and the Marine Corps Marathon. On Saturday, October 29, the program will feature didactic lectures on the adaptive athlete, mental health, long-term COVID outcomes, as well as skill-building workshops on exertional heat stroke, "stop the bleed," and diagnosing and treating the collapsed athlete.

For an additional discounted fee, you can join World Athletics on Friday, October 28, for guided medical planning working sessions, simulated scenarios and case studies, and practical learning workshops (exertional heat stroke and heat-related illnesses, exercise-associated collapse and cardiac arrest, and exertional hyponatremia). Friday registrants, who are not running, are invited to join the medical providers on race day to rotate through the Marine Corps Marathon Race Operations Center, finish line medical tent, and War Memorial coordination site. CLICK HERE to view registration details for the Race Emergency Medicine Course.