QUANTICO, VA (September 12, 2022) – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced new locations for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Runners Village and MCM Kids Run during a press conference this morning at Long Bridge Park in National Landing.
The 2022 Runners Village Gateway for the MCM and MCM50K will now be located at the intersection of Army Navy Drive and S. Fern Street. Upon entering the Gateway, runners will now proceed along Army Navy Drive and up Route 110 to access several banks of port-a-johns and the United Parcel Service (UPS) Baggage Trucks on their way to the Start Line. The baggage trucks will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Participants can still utilize the Pentagon metro station to access the Runners Village Gateway as well as the Pentagon City station. The metro will open at 5:00 a.m. to assist with transportation on event morning.
Children, ages 5 to 12, participating in the MCM Kids Run will now take on a secured and fun one mile course through Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Va., mostly utilizing the beautiful esplanade. Dozens of uniformed Marines will be located throughout the route as well as the Family Link Up tent, start and finish line to ensure all children are motivated and safe.
This year also marks the return of the Healthy School Awards, awarded to the top five schools with the most registered student participants. This award includes a $1,000 monetary donation to the school’s physical education department from MCMO partner, Sodexo.
Registration for the MCM Kids Run is still open at www.marinemarathon.com. Schools and organizations can register as a group by contacting email@example.com.
Free parking is available for both the MCM Kids Run and for the Runners Village Gateway at the underground lot located at 23rd and Crystal Drive. A shuttle will be provided to transport participants for both days.
Maps, additional transportation information and more can be found at www.marinemarathon.com.
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About the Marine Corps Marathon:
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the largest marathons in the world. Recognized as “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” and the “Best Marathon for Charities,” the MCM honors honor, courage and commitment of its participants. Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries participate in the MCM, the largest marathon not to offer prize money. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. #RunWithTheMarines