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.
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.
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.