January 8, 2016

Who are the Iron Milers?

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The Historic Half celebrates 127 runners who have reached the event finish line every year since the inaugural running in 2008. This dedicated collection of 47 women and 80 men is recognized as the Iron Mile Company, named for the Iron Mines Company, a mining and smelting operation founded in 1725 near Fredericksburg. Ranging in age from 17 to 69, the Iron Milers come from as far away as Texas and Tennessee with 41 having served in the military.

Thanks for visiting this archived blog. The content and details are specific only for the event year highlighted in this article. For current information, please visit the event page within the MCM website.

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.