Corps Marathon Registration to Open March 7
Runners Worldwide Await Registration Kick
Off at 3 p.m. Eastern
QUANTICO, VA (Feb. 16, 2012) - Beginning at 3 p.m.
Eastern on Wednesday, March 7 registration for the 37th
Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open online at www.marinemarathon.com.
Runners around the world await the opportunity to
register for a coveted spot in "The People's
Marathon," and secure bragging rights to complete
the most celebrated marathon in the Mid Atlantic. Now
the fourth largest marathon in the United States and
ninth in the world, the MCM experienced record
registration sellout last year of 30,000 spots in just
over 28 hours.
"There is so much excitement surrounding
registration for the Marine Corps Marathon that
continues through the day of the event," says Rick
Nealis, MCM Director. "With runners from all 50
states and more than 50 countries participating and
thousands more spectators, the Marine Corps Marathon is
annually the greatest showcase for Northern Virginia and
During registration, runners will have an opportunity to
purchase Brooks men's or women's training shirts, a
Brooks hat, a discounted photo product from MarathonFoto,
the MCM Virtual Training Program and a ticket to the
Carbo Dining In pasta event held the evening before the
marathon in October.
Included in the MCM $92 registration fee, all
participants will receive a competitor mock neck
T-shirt, award-winning finisher's medal, runners bib
with B-tag timing device, event program, free access to
the Runners Conference, live results, social media
tracking program, commemorative patch, hospitality and
on-course replenishment, free massage, beer sample and
plenty of entertainment.
In addition, the MCM, in conjunction with GEICO, is
offering an exclusive registration savings for all
military members serving on active duty or in the
Reserves. Military members will receive a 15 percent
discount off the full registration cost - paying just
$78.20 - by registering from Feb. 23 through March 6.
Any service members registering after March 6 will pay
the full registration cost.
The 37th MCM, organized by the U.S. Marine Corps, will
be held on Sunday, Oct. 28. More information about all
the MCM's 2012 events is available at www.marinemarathon.com.
About the MCM: Voted the "Best Marathon for
Families" and the "Best Marathon in the Mid
Atlantic," the Marine Corps Marathon honors the
dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its
participants. Runners from all walks of life participate
in the largest marathon not to offer prize money,
earning the name "The People's Marathon." The
37th MCM will be held on October 28, 2012 in Arlington,
VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is