After building a training plan, runners often view specific distances as being the benchmarks in their quest for success. Logging particular mileage landmarks helps runners maintain commitment, feel a sense of accomplishment and increase confidence. Whether the event is a 10K, marathon or 50K, runners will follow a training schedule with the primary goal of finishing. However, far more time will be invested on the actual training journey than with the all too brief experience of running the event. The incredible effort put in by runners participating in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), MCM50K or MCM10K during training will now be recognized in the new MCM Milestones Program. Milestones is a digital platform for logging miles, offering digital motivation and awarding special prizes and rewards from MCM sponsors like Brooks, Pacers, Allied Steel, National Watermelon Promotion Board, Honey Stinger and more. The Milestones program is free and now open to runners during these final months of training prior to participating in the MCM, MCM50K or MCM10K.
Now, the Marines will be with runners to celebrate the training evolution while moving from Mission Preparedness to Mission Execution.
The free program may be accessed by runners by logging into their haku participant accounts and following ‘Suggested Events’ tab or by following the registration link below:
After completing specific training mileage benchmarks, runners may share their training time and also add a proof of performance image from a wearable or other tracking service. Runners are invited to log in distances they may have already completed so that the entire sequence is tracked.
The MCM Milestone program distances are:
- MCM10K: 5K and 10K
- MCM: 10K, 10 Mile, 13.1 Miles, 15 Miles and 20 Miles
- MCM50K: 10K, 10 Mile, 13.1 Miles, 15 Miles, 20 Miles and 24 Miles
After completing a milestone training run, submit your information by following these steps:
- Log into your participant account
- Click “Your Registration”
- Click “Edit Registration” on your MCM Training Milestones registration
- Click “Submit Virtual Results” to enter your finisher information for each training milestone
- Click “Save”
- Return to your participant account to submit your results for each milestone as you complete them over time
After accomplishing each training milestone, runners will receive an email by the following Monday featuring a hype message, special rewards and bonus offers from MCM sponsors and an exclusive digital badge, ideally suited for sharing on social media. Brooks will reward 20 random runners who reach the 20-mile Milestone with free shoes.
Wishing you continued success in training.
Congratulations on your upcoming #RunWithTheMarines!