Marine Corps Marathon

Sun 27th Oct 2019
89 S Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

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Sign up to the award winning Marathon promoting the standards and discipline of our troops in the Marine Corps. You won't find prize money at the end of this popular race - instead participants can celebrate the dedication and commitment required to finish this true test of endurance.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    7:55am Sun 27th Oct 2019
  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    7:55am Sun 27th Oct 2019

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We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Details
Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. Begin the run situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, continue through Rosslyn before journeying into the District to tour Georgetown and the National Mall on the way to 'beating the bridge.' Enter Arlington and pass the Pentagon, tour Crystal City, and finish uphill (you read that right) at the Marine Corps War Memorial.
Raceday Logistics
7:45AM MCM Wheelchair and Hand Cycle Start.

7:55AM - 3:10PM 44th Marine Corps Marathon

7:55AM MCM10K Start.

8:00AM - 4:00PM MCM Finish Festival.

11:10AM Award Ceremony. MCM10K & MCM

12:45PM MCM Military Award Ceremony.

3:10PM Penguin Award presentation.

Metro Getting around the nation's capital and Arlington, VA is easy with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). Runners are encouraged to become familiar with the Metro map in advance of event morning and be aware of the most convenient stations to access preferred locations. In advance of MCM Weekend, runners and supporters should purchase a Metro SmarTrip card. On the morning of the MCM, all Metro lines will open at 6 a.m.

To the MCM Start.
From Crystal City: Shuttles will follow a route from 23rd Street and Crystal Drive in Crystal City to Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking lot from 4:30-8 a.m.
From Gaylord National: From 4:30–6:00 a.m., MCM offers runners-only shuttles from the intersection of Waterfront and St. George to Runners Village at the Pentagon from the Gaylord National Resort, the MCM headquarters hotel at National Harbor. Beginning at 6 a.m., shuttle service will deliver runners to the Eisenhower Metro station (yellow line) until 9:00 a.m.

Expo. Pay parking is located at the Gaylord National Resort and in garages throughout National Harbor.

MCM10K. There is no designated parking location for the MCM10K. Participants may seek locations in nearby downtown DC but are encouraged to Metro to the event start line.

MCM. Free parking is available courtesy of the Crystal City Business Improvement District in the underground lots located at the intersection of 23rd and Crystal Drive.Parking
Expo. Pay parking is located at the Gaylord National Resort and in garages throughout National Harbor.
Spectators can see their runner in as many as five locations on the course. With many road closures, taking Metro is the best way to get around but consult the course map as most locations are walkable. Follow the plan below to optimize viewing potential and catch a runner in action!

Location #1: Kick off the day by watching the opening ceremonies at the MCM Start Line on Route 110 in Arlington, Virginia. Access this location by Metro using Rosslyn or Pentagon Station.

Location #2: After the start, take a leisurely stroll across the Arlington Memorial Drive to the Lincoln Memorial in DC. Here you’ll be able to see runners at mile 10 and later, mile 16.

Location #3: From the Lincoln Memorial, head east on Independence Avenue, past the Washington Monument to access the National Mall. Along with the world-famous Smithsonian museums, you’ll see runners at miles 17-19.

Location #4: Next, hop on the Metro via the Smithsonian station and head to the Crystal City Station. You’ll see all the action at miles 22 and 23, plus engage in a variety of activities at Crystal City Family Festival, including live music, and plenty of fun activities in this family-friendly spectator location.

Location #5: For the final leg of your journey, head over to the legendary Marine Corps War Memorial and the MCM Finish Line. Take Metro to Rosslyn or the MCM shuttle from 23rd Street in Crystal City. The finish line offers bleacher seating to watch the final ascent and push to the finish. Plan to reunite with runners in the family link up area at the Finish Festival in Rosslyn.
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