|Arlington, Virginia, USA||October 29, 2023||Registration Open*|
*Registration open for 50K and 10K events. Registration for Marathon is closed as all slots are full
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is an annual marathon held in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia. Started in the year 1976, popularly known as “The People’s Marathon”, the MCM is one of the top 10 biggest marathons not only in the US but also in the world. Runners from across all states of the USA and more than 50 countries participate in the event making the event one of the largest with more than 30,000 participants.
With a mission to showcase physical fitness, promote discipline (of Marine Corps) and generate goodwill in the community, the Marine Corps Marathon is organized by men & women of the US Marine Corps. The Marathon also serves as a way to raise money for a wide variety of charities. Held annually with key calendar events in May (MCHH) and October (MCM), Marine Corps Marathon is an event that doesn’t offer any prize money but instead chooses to celebrate the honor, courage, and commitment of all finishers.
After 30000 registrations were sold out within 2 hours 41 minutes in 2012 (for the MCM), a lottery-based system was introduced in 2014
The MCM, held annually in October, offers 3 main events – the 42.2k Marathon, 50K endurance run, and a 10k. Additionally, it offers a 1mile Kids Run held the day before the main MCM events. MCM also offers to compete in the Trifecta – a unique challenge where runners need to complete all three MCM Weekend distances within the designated timeframe. In order to achieve the Trifecta, runners must run either the MCM or MCM50K live and the other two events can be virtual.
MCM +MCHH combined – Semper Fidelis Challenge: Runners can sign up for this two-event challenge where they have to successfully complete the following LIVE events:
- At the MCHH in May: MCHH OR the Devil Dog Double in May.
- At the MCM in October: MCM OR MCM50K in October.
There are other races organized by Marine Corps across the year but those are open only to valid ID card holders.
- Marine Corps 17.75k
- Belleau Wood 8K
- Crossroads 15K
- Quantico 100
- Quantico Tri
- Quantico 12K
- Run Amuck
- Turkey Trot 10K
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Marine Corps Marathon
Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees
|50K||Marathon||10K||1 Mile Kids race|
|Race Date||October 29, 2023||October 29, 2023||October 29, 2023||October 28, 2023|
|Start Time||7:15 am||7:50 am onwards^||7:50 am||9:00 am|
|Eligibility Criterion||18 years & above||14 years & above||10 years & above||5-12 years|
|Fees – Live events||$225||$200||$65||$15|
|Fees – Virtual events
(Domestic + US Military)
|Fees – Virtual events
|Registration||Register here||Registration Closed||Register here||Register here|
|Expo Details||Venue: Health & Fitness Expo, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center;
Date & Timings: Oct 27 (10am-8pm) & Oct 28 (10am-6pm)
^ Different start timings for different categories of runners
7:50am: MCM (Wheels)
7:52am: MCM (Duos)
7:55am: MCM (Open)
Information about Route Map for Marine Corps Marathon 2023 is provided below
|Course Map||50K Course Map||FM Course Map||10K Course Map|
The MCM 2023 route is a POINT TO POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:
|Start Point||Finish Point|
|50K & Marathon||Arlington, Virginia, on Route 110||Marine Corps War Memorial|
|10K||National Mall in Washington, DC||Marine Corps War Memorial|
For the Marine Corps Marathon, no prizes are awarded.
2022 and Earlier Edition Results
- Check Results for Marine Corps Marathon 2022
- Check Results for Marine Corps Marathon 2021
- Check Results for Earlier Editions of Marine Corps Marathon
- Registration is non-refundable but can be deferred or transferred.
- Water and other refreshments are available at aid stations. Energy gels would also be available at limited aid stations.
- Medical and washroom facilities would also be available on the route/course as well at the start point/finish line of a race.
- Time limits are applicable for all the races after which the course would be open for regular vehicular traffic. Following pace times are expected:
- MCM – 50K : 12:5 min/ mile – 14 min/mile
- MCM – Full marathon : 14 min/ mile
- MCM – 10K : 20 min/ mile
- Pacers are available.
Phone: (703) 784-2225
Fax: (703) 784-2265
Mailing Address: Marine Corps Marathon, PO Box 188, Quantico, VA 22134
Shipping Address: Marine Corps Marathon, 3399 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134