On October 30, MCM participants will enjoy the beauty our National Park Service provides by simply running the 26.2 mile Marathon course. Over 50 percent of the MCM course runs along scenic National Park landscape to include the National Mall and all of the stunning National Monuments, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Hains Point and the MCM Finish at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
On Marathon Day, the MCM is providing opportunities to take a selfie along NPS sites while running the course. In addition, MarathonFoto photographers will be stationed throughout, capturing runners in motion.
In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial by encouraging everyone to “embrace the opportunity to explore, learn and be inspired, or simply have fun” and #FindYourPark.
The MCM is proud of the partnership it has maintained with NPS over four decades and fully supports NPS goals for “community-based recreation, conservation and historic preservation.”
The U.S. Marines look forward to joining NPS in celebrating its anniversary and the 41st MCM.
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The Marine Corps Marathon Organization will once again be offering a Seeded Runner option for the Marine Corps Marathon. This year, we are also bringing the option to the Marine Corps Historic Half. As a seeded runner, you will receive access to exclusive baggage with proximity to the start line, dedicated portable toilets, special access […]
Do you have a group of friends, classmates, service members or more that all run? The affiliated-based Teams competition returns to the Marine Corps Historic Half and the 49th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Gather your squad and get ready to take on the mission. Here is how it works: Teams are made up of four […]
Are you in the Fredericksburg area and training for the Marine Corps Historic Half? Come out to Fleet Feet Fredericksburg for a fun gathering with other area runners!