October 13, 2016

#FindYourPark While Running the MCM

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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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Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.