February 6, 2019

Marine Corps Marathon Offers Something More

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There’s a new option to #RunWithTheMarines on October 27 with the announcement that the Marine Corps Marathon Organization will be introducing an ultra as part of MCM Weekend. The inaugural MCM50K will take place on Sunday, October 27, the same day as the 44th MCM and the MCM10K.

The MCM50K allows athletes to run an urban ultra with all of the same on-course amenities as “The People’s Marathon.” The 31.07-mile run from the National Mall will start in the same location as the MCM. Runners will diverge from the MCM course at mile 4 and ultimately merge again in Georgetown, joining the field of MCM participants for the remainder of the course. The MCM50K concludes at the shared finish line at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA.

Inaugural participants receive a specially designed technical dye sublimated quarter-zip and commemorative bib.

Ultra excited to run? MCM Runners Club members and those seeking to qualify for the MCM Runners Club, take note. A successful MCM50K finish will count towards membership status.

MCM, MCM10K or MCM50K — regardless of the length of the journey, a Marine will be waiting to salute a remarkable achievement. Answer the call.

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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.