Carbo Dining In

The unique name of the MCM's pasta dinner - Carbo Dining In - pays homage to a traditional military 'dining in,' an evening that includes dinner and other events to foster camaraderie and esprit de corps. The MCM Carbo Dining In offers world class speakers, Marine Corps - style entertainment and a delicious dinner buffet on the eve of the MCM.


The Carbo Dining In on Saturday, October 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort will be available for purchase during MCM, MCM10K and MCM50K registration. Tickets are $65 each.

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Held at the beautiful MCM headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center on Saturday, October 26, the Carbo Dining In serves up last minute inspiration and excitement for runners and spectators. It's the must-attend event of MCM Weekend. All the Marine Corps energy, hype and carbs necessary to fuel a successful MCM. The evening includes featured speaker, a live musical performance and a delicious pasta buffet ideal for carb loading.


The Carbo Dining In program includes appearances by MCM bulldog mascots, amazing prize giveaways and a terrific meal. Carbo Dining In is the perfect way to prepare for the "The People's Marathon." Look for an update soon about the 2019 performer. In 2018, Sergeant Daniel M. Clark, known as “The Singing Trooper,” was the featured musical entertainer. In previous years, USO-style singing troops the American Bombshells and the Victory Belles performed.

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The 2018 MCM Carbo Dining In will feature acclaimed endurance athlete, best selling author and MCM50K participant Dean Karnazes. Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World," Karnazes has accomplished the seemingly impossible by running 350 continuous miles, forgoing sleep for three nights; crossing the Sahara Desert in 120-degree temperatures as well as running to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees; and participating in ten 200-mile relay races solo. He's run 50 marathons in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days. In 2011, He ran from the coast of California to New York City covering 3,000 miles. At the Carbo Dining In, Karnazes will share stories of persistence and perseverance and unlocking inner strength to achieve extraordinary results.

The Carbo Dining-in menu includes caesar salad, seasonal fruit, pasta buffet featuring penne pasta, cheese tortellini pasta, marinara sauce, meat sauce, chef’s choice seasonal steamed vegetables, rolls and butter, assorted cookies. Beverages include iced tea and iced water. Gluten free is available.