Marine Corps Marathon
- Dates: 3/30/2019, 6/23/2019, 8/25/2019, 11/17/2019
- Location: Jiffy Lube Live
- Address: VA 22026
The MCM is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, earning its nickname, "The People's Marathon." The MCM has been voted “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” “Best Marathon for Charities” and “Best Spectator Event."
Want to run the MCM? All finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K earn a guaranteed entry into the MCM. The 17.75K distance reflects the year the USMC was founded.
The Marine Corps 17.75K course in scenic Prince William Forest Park features a 11.03 mile run over rolling hills and winding turns in a densely wooded backdrop. The 17.75K starts and finishes outside Montclair Tabernacle Church located in Dumfries VA, near Marine Corps Base Quantico and sends runners on a course through Prince William Forest Park.
Quick n' Dirty
The messiest MCM event guarantees runners will slip, slide and slosh through nearly four miles of wild obstacles, fun challenges and muddy terrain.
Run Amuck, the MCM's messiest mud and obstacle event, offers runners arduous obstacles and plenty of mud along a four-mile course on Saturday, June 23, 2018, starting at Butler Stadium. Run Amuck offers wild fun for rowdy runners (ages 8 and up), outrageous athletes and fun-loving families.
Belleau Wood 8K
On Saturday, June 23, in the spirit of the Marines who earned the nickname "Devil Dogs" exactly 100 years ago, run 4.97 miles on Quantico's hills and trails.
Swim, Bike, Run
Open water swim in the Potomac, followed by a bike tour of Marine Corps Base Quantico, then a 5K run. The Quantico Tri happens annually in August and is accompanied by the Quantico 12K for those only seeking a running challenge.
Rise to the Challenge
The Quantico 12K hosts a 7.46 mile run-only option on the same day as the Quantico Tri, each August. The 12K runs through Officer Candidates School and finishes on the famed OCS PT field. Preparation begins here for Marines, as well as many runners training for the MCM.
Featuring fall foliage, a petting zoo and the wildest, most festive Thanksgiving-themed shirt anywhere, the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile offer a final calorie burning opportunity before the holiday indulgence.