The Journey Begins

Inspiration only takes a moment. To finish, a few hours. To train, though, that takes months. Prepare for the best performance at “The People’s Marathon” through MCM partners and utilize the latest in training technology or attend the informative, inspirational and insightful training workshops hosted in DC.

MCM Training

MedStar Sports Medicine, the proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM, is offering free runner education sessions with MedStar’s running physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. In partnership with DC-area running specialty stores, Pacers, MedStar will offer free organized training runs along the MCM course August, September and October, as well as marathon training group options at Pacers.

The programs locations will be announced soon.

Please join MedStar and Pacers on one or all of the following dates. No registration is required.

· Thursday, August 16

· Thursday, September 20

· Thursday, October 18

MedStar Sports Medicine will answer training, injury and recovery questions on the MCM Twitter account during takeover sessions. Dates to be announced. Use #RunWithTheMarines to pose a question to MedStar physicians, physical therapists and trainers.


Official Training Program For
The Marine Corps Marathon

Make this your best race yet!

On average participants training with runcoach see a 7% improvement in race finish time over prior races. Whether you are a first-time participant, seeking a new PR, or somewhere in the middle - runcoach will help you race your best.

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Target a race, and set a training schedule that works for you. Follow your daily training plan. As your body adapts, your schedule updates to keep you on track.

Rock your personal best - then set your next goal

Get rewarded for your hard work with High Fives and race medals. We make it easy to pick your next race and continue your training.

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Rock Your Personal Best!

Take the online training challenge and receive the personalized guidance of a world-class coach with runcoach. Check out other runners on the leaderboard and earn great milestones as you progress. Don't forget you can enhance your experience by tracking with Garmin, RunKeeper, Strava, Nike+, iPhone or Android devices.

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Running Shoes Guru

Running Shoes Guru

MCM, recognized as "the best marathon for beginners," welcomes thousands of first timers every year--some new to the marathon distance; others new to running. These new runners, as well as veteran participants, should invest time in researching the most appropriate running shoes for their individual running style. Check out MCM sponsor, Brooks, and read about all shoe options on the website Running Shoes Guru, the first website specializing in running shoe reviews. They do not accept samples from shoe companies and purchase all the shoes they test ensuring the reviews are independent and unbiased. Read the site's review of the MCM and Historic Half.