Minutes Runners Seize Entries to 17.75K Gaining Access
to 41st MCM
April 2 event in Prince William County VA pays
tribute to founding of Marine Corps
VA (February 17, 2016) - In just 7 minutes, 44 seconds,
runners captured all entries to the Marine Corps 17.75K,
which opened for registration at noon today. Registered
participants who complete the 17.75K, held in Prince
William County, VA, on Saturday, April 2, will receive
'Access Granted' into the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)
on Oct. 30.
"The Marine Corps 17.75K sellout is an exciting way
to kick off the MCM's 2016 season," says Rick
Nealis. "Now these runners can look forward to a
great event in April as they gear up for Marathon
The Marine Corps 17.75K is a unique distance of 11.03
miles that pays tribute to the founding of the U.S.
Marine Corps in 1775. Runners from 34 states and the
District of Columbia are now registered to run the
challenging event which will occur through scenic Prince
William Forest Park. All finishers age 14 and above
receiving Access Granted cards will have until noon
Eastern on April 5 to complete their registration for
the 41st MCM.
The 17.75K will present beautifully designed medals
commemorating the National Park Service's 100th
anniversary. All participants also will receive
commemorative technical shirts, bibs, and post-event
recovery items in 17.75K hospitality. Families can enjoy
music at the 17.75K finish located outside the Montclair
Tabernacle Church on Route 234 in Manassas as they meet
up with their runner and celebrate.
Marine Corps 17.75K registration has occurred a month
prior to the MCM Lottery, open to the public from March
24 to 30 at www.marinemarathon.com.
Media interested in covering the Marine Corps 17.75K,
should contact Tami Faram, MCM Public Relations
Coordinator at 703-432-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about this release or 17.75K registration
should be directed to Sandra Osborn-Peters at
703-784-2357 or email@example.com.
The 2016 MCM Event Series, organized by the Marine Corps
Marathon, is sponsored by Brooks, GEICO, Navy Federal
Credit Union, Discover Prince William
County/Manassas and Wegmans. No federal or Marine Corps