Schedule

Each and every time you put on your running shoes, the accomplishment is real whether a virtual run, training run or live event run. Stay safe, stay healthy and keep running with the Marines in 2021. Most MCMO events are scheduled as virtual runs initially. Runners must first be registered for a virtual event in order to participate in any events that are ultimately approved to host a live version.

63 Days

Until Virtual 17.75K March 20th

Desert Storm 218-Miler

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to run the virtual Desert Storm 218-Miler. Individuals or teams of runners may complete the 218 miles during the window of time from January 17 to February 28, logging in the incremental distances. A map of the region will graphically display progress as well as display progressive standings. There is no limit to the number of members on a team.

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1775K

Virtually run the distance that reflects the year the Marine Corps was founded. Undaunted, you’ll cover 17.75K (11.03 miles) to earn the finisher medal inspired by the historical site marker at the location of Tun Tavern, the site of the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775. Unlike previous years, Access Granted will not be an earned benefit for finishing the 17.75K in 2021. Registration is now open.

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Historic Half

Celebrating the stars and stripes, the Marine Corps Historic Half is the greatest half in history. Runners from small towns to big cities annually participate in this 13.1 mile run during May. As an added challenge, runners are encouraged to plot a course that features a significant elevation spike as an homage to Hospital Hill, an on-course ascent that has stared down runners since 2008 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. All participants receive a spectacular short sleeve shirt and can earn the fresh spinner medal.

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Semper 5ive

Take 5ive and run this virtual challenge that covers 5ive miles. Honoring the motto of the Marine Corps-Semper Fidelis, the Semper 5ive urges runners to remain always faithful to their personal fitness goals and keep running. For beginners, a five-mile run is a perfect aspirational distance as you amp up your commitment to the sport. For long-time runners, five-miles offers enough of a challenge to push for an ever-better PR or to knock out an impressive distance. All participants receive a uniquely designed short sleeve shirt and a spinner medal.

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Devil Dog Double

Since World War I, Marines have been known as “Devil Dogs.” The name originated from the Germans calling Marines, Teufel Hunden (translated to Devil Dogs), when describing their fierce fighting style. Now you can attack both Historic Half distances with the ferocity of a Devil Dog and run the Semper 5ive + Historic Half to complete an 18.1 mile run in the virtual Devil Dog Double. Both distances must be run consecutively to earn not only the Devil Dog finisher medal but each event’s medal, as well. 1 Day + 2 Distances = 3 Medals. Participants will receive the limited edition Devil Dog Double participant shirt in addition to the finisher medals.

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25 Funny Running Team Names for Desert Storm 218 Miler

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