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2020 Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partners Revealed

Lottery Closed; Remaining Entries Available through Charity Partners

QUANTICO, VA (April 1, 2020) – Thousands of motivated runners found out earlier today if they received an entry to the 45th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 25 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital. Runners who were accepted via the Lottery were notified through email.

The MCM Lottery accepted runners from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 55 countries. The top states to register outside the National Capital Region were North Carolina, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Runners who didn’t receive an entry through the Lottery can still #RunWithTheMarines at “The People’s Marathon” through one of the 69 official MCM Charity partners with causes ranging from medical research and military support to education and social justice. This is a great way for runners to participate in the MCM while raising funds and awareness for a cause of their choice.

To celebrate 45 years of running with the Marines and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, this year’s MCM finisher’s medal will feature volcanic ash from the island of Iwo Jima.

Runners can still gain access to the MCM through the all-inclusive MCM Four Star registration, which includes a hotel room, event entries, hospitality and shuttle transportation. Registration for the MCM10K and Kids Run opens April 13.

For media information please contact Jheanel Walters, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at or 703-987-3191.


About the Marine Corps Marathon:
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), known as “The People’s Marathon,” promotes physical fitness and generates community goodwill while showcasing the high standards and discipline of the United States Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM welcomes runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. The MCM is presented by Arlington County, Brooks, Cigna and Leidos. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines