After 30,000 runners trampled down the doors of the Marine Corps Marathon during March, individuals who are motivated to run with the Marines, but at a shorter distance, are getting ready for their registrations to open on Wednesday, April 11. That’s when sign ups begin for TWO favored MCM Weekend events – the MCM10K and the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529.
Starting on Wednesday, April 11 at noon Eastern, runners can register for either event.
Event date: Sunday, October 28
Cost: $50 and open to runners ages eight and above. Fee increases to $65 in July.
Intel: Sells out every year. Grab a spot early. 6.2 mile course that starts on the National Mall and finishes in stride with the MCM at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Perks: Access to the two-day Health & Fitness Expo, premier participant shirt, stunning finisher medal, event program and entertainment along the course.
MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529
Event date: Saturday, October 27
Cost: $10 (scratch that–only $6 thanks to the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative). As part of the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative, runners ages 17 and under on event day will receive a 40 percent discount off registration.
Intel: Family-friendly event for kids ages 5 to 12. One-mile fun run located in the Pentagon North Parking lot in Arlington, VA. More than 3,500 kids run a one-mile course with nine different starting times
Perks: Mascots, music, family fun festival called “Camp Miles” and high fives from the Marines. All participants will receive a finisher medal, participant shirt and a variety of healthy snacks from Sodexo.
Who doesn’t love a field trip? Turn the MCM Kids Run into a school-wide initiative by registering as a group. Best of all, the top five schools bringing the largest number of students to the MCM Kids Run will be presented the Healthy School Award, a monetary prize given to the physical education departments of the top schools by MCM partner, Sodexo. For more information about school group participation, contact the MCM Community Relations Coordinator.
Get ready! Get excited! Get signed up for the unforgettable MCM10K and the unbelievably fun MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529.
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