Four Star Registration

The MCM Four Star Registration Package offers a stellar bundle of benefits starting with guaranteed entries to the 2020 MCM. This incredible comprehensive bundle includes entries, hotel nights, hospitality, transportation and more! Choose from packages based on length of stay, days of the week and one or two runners. All packages include a guaranteed MCM or MCM50K entry. Two runner package options offer a second entry for any of the MCM Weekend events.


Four Star Registration includes a guaranteed entry into the 45th MCM or MCM50K in October 2020 and an option for a second guaranteed entry for either the 2020 MCM, MCM50K or MCM10K.

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The MCM Four Star Package includes options based on hotel night preference between Friday and Sunday of MCM Weekend. The options include Friday/Saturday; Saturday/Sunday; or Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Four Star runners will stay at the MCM headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at the 300 acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district and location of the MCM Health & Fitness Expo. The Gaylord National is just eight miles south of D.C. and only 15 minutes from the MCM start. Runners choose one or two beds in this first-class resort destination. Free parking, shuttle to the MCM start and return Metro fare cards are included in the package. In addition to the Expo, the Carbo Dining In and several more MCM Weekend activities will be hosted at the Gaylord. The Four Star Package is non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-deferrable.

VIP Amenities

Enjoy the ease and attention that comes with being a Four Star runner throughout MCM Weekend. No waiting in lines! Runners will enjoy fast pass admission to Packet Pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Gaylord National Resort. On the morning of the MCM, Four Star runners will be transported in a 'Runners-Only' luxury shuttle directly to Runners Village or the MCM10K start, where a Four Star Welcome Tent awaits with light refreshments, private port-a-potties and other appealing amenities. To return to the Gaylord, runners will be provided two Metro SmarTrip cards for transportation from the finish line to the shuttles at Eisenhower Metro station.

Private Events

The Four Star package is highlighted by tickets to private receptions and delicious food throughout the weekend. Four Start runners will receive access to mix and mingle with the MCM Director, Marines and other special guests at a pre-pasta dinner gathering followed by the Carbo Dining In on Saturday. The Carbo Dining In is a Marine Corps-style pasta party as only the MCM can host. The event features a delicious pasta buffet with a world class featured speaker and live music performances. On event morning, Four Star participants will have access to a private tent near the start line that features beverages, hospitality and private porta johns.


MCM Four Star participants will receive free parking at the Gaylord National Resort during their stay. On the morning of the MCM, free shuttles will conveniently deliver Four Star runners to the MCM/MCM50K and MCM10K start lines. To return to the Gaylord after finishing the run, Four Star participants will use free Metro SmarTrip cards to ride from Rosslyn to the Eisenhower Station, where shuttles will run continuously to the headquarters hotel throughout the day.

Registration Process

A limited number of Four Star packages are available now. Runners will receive a confirmation email following successful registration.

Gaylord National

The MCM Four Star Registration hosts runners at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Featuring a 19-story glass atrium overlooking the Potomac River, MCM Four Star runners will appreciate Gaylord National's award-winning service, dining, shopping and entertainment and convenience to MCM Events - all under one roof. Guest rooms offer mini-fridge, coffee maker and two bottled waters per day. Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with granite countertops, dual-sinks, and marble floors. All hotel fees are included in the overall Package pricing including parking.

Four Star Assistance

Any hotel-related inquiries prior to the week of the MCM, should be directed to onPeak and not the Gaylord National Resort. onPeak, the MCM housing partner, manages all hotel reservations and can provide support as needed. In October, Four Star runners will receive the eCard featuring the official bib number. Runners will present the eCard and receive a welcome packet including the official bib, a Four Star itinerary and other event tickets and amenities.