The DC area has experienced relentless, unyielding rainfall since late April. At least a trace of rain has fallen in 23 of the last 27 days, accounting for over 5.6 inches of rain, as part of a record-setting streak of 15 consecutive days with measurable rainfall. Why has DC’s weather been so awful this month? There’s a very simple explanation. The rainfall can be attributed to the operational planning of the Marine Corps Marathon in preparation for Run Amuck– the four mile mud and obstacle challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 4. A small footnote in the event’s operational plan indicates that formula for creating the event’s three massive mud pits is simply earth plus water. Working smarter, not harder, the MCM sought to maximize resources and minimize waste by ordering the most sopping wet May on record, in order to host the messiest, muddiest Run Amuck ever. So after a soggy month of toting around an umbrella, ducking between raindrops and slogging from the house to the car, the waterlogged DC population is encouraged to get out and play in the perfectly-crafted, expertly-built mud pits along the Run Amuck course. Register now. If you don’t, you’re just all wet.
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In 2024, runners can now register for all five event weekends at one time with the 2024 Distinguished Participant bundle. Take on the Marine Corps 17.75K, Marine Corps Historic Half, Quantico 12K, one of the MCM Weekend events (MCM10K, MCM or MCM50K) and the Turkey Trot and earn a special medal! The Distinguished Participant bundle […]
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