Congratulations on mission accomplished at "The People's Marathon." The Marine Corps War Memorial finish line welcomed over 23,480 finishers, the second-largest participation in event history. The Marines were honored to support the runners on another outstanding MCM Day. Results are currently available online and are unofficial until final review has been completed during November. A special thank you to the volunteers who supported the operations during MCM Weekend.

Girma Bedada captured top honors at the 38th MCM, winning the event in 2:21:31, while U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Patrick Fernandez placed second overall at 2:21:51. The women ran a competitive event as Army, Navy and Air Force runners took top honors. Finishing first was Army Capt. Kelly Calway (2:42:15), making her the seventh-fastest female finisher in MCM history.

While the MCM10K enjoyed record participation with 7,577 finishers, the first place 10K finisher was disqualified for running with an illegal entry. After crossing the finish line and breaking the tape, the unidentified runner from France admitted he was participating while wearing a friend's bib and had not officially registered to run the event. After disqualifying the top finisher, the MCM recognized Stephn Gedron of Lowell, MA (33:19) as the winner. The first woman to win consecutive MCM10K events was returning 2012 top finisher Susanna Sullivan of Falls Church, VA, who crossed the finish in 35:53.

The finisher database will be made official during November at which time official finisher certificates will be accessible for downloading and printing on the results page of the MCM website.
Watch video of the MCM start or look for yourself crossing the MCM finish line. Comcast SportsNet offers access to time-stamped finish line video allowing runners to shuttle directly to their segment capturing all the glory of becoming an MCM finisher. Enjoy watching your moment of success and be sure to share with friends and family.

Share your insights, favorites, recommendations and suggestions. Kindly take a few moments to complete the 2013 MCM Finisher Survey

Celebrate mission accomplished with MCM finisher merchandise including plaques, personalized products, photos and, while supplies remain, Brooks apparel. All images are now online and MarathonFoto has every runner covered. Check them to see personal photo galleries that can be made into special keepsake items. 


Take home the finish line as the MCM finish line banner has been re-purposed into limited edition tote and duffle bags by priorLife.  


Fond Memories offers classic plaques with finish data and medals.  


Get 20% off the list price of "The Marine Corps Marathon: An Epic Journey in Photographs," a  lavishly produced hardcover coffee table photo book capturing four decades of drama, memories and celebration of "The People's Marathon." Rated by Competitor Magazine as one of 2013's Top Running Books. Order a copy today!


Lasting Commemoratives extends a special holiday offer through the end of the year. Get $25 off any shadowbox purchase of $150 or more. First time marathoners will also receive a free signed print ($20 value). Enter promo code Marine25 to receive $25 off. Runners who personalize their shadowbox with the words "First Marathon," a free poster will be automatically shipped. Visit the MCM Shop for a selection of licensed vendors.   

The MCM debuts the Registration Lottery in 2014 - you've got to enter to run! Open to all motivated individuals from February 23 through March 15, the MCM Lottery eliminates the rush for online entries that, for some, has become a bigger challenge than actually running the MCM. On March 19, the MCM will "Fill the Field" and enlist thousands of runners to participate in the third largest U.S. marathon. Limited Active Duty and Reserve registration spots will be open beginning February 19. Runners Club members will enjoy guaranteed extended registration beginning April 1. Runners who deferred to the 2014 MCM must follow registration instructions that will be emailed in February.

Not in a gambling mood. Play the odds and participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K on  April 12, 2014 in Prince William Forest Park, not too far from Marine Corps Base Quantico. The distance (11.03 miles) commemorates the year the Marine Corps was founded. All finishers receive a guaranteed entry for the 39th a "winner-take-all" spot in the 17.75K when registration opens on February 19, 2014. MCM. So lock on a "winner-take-all" spot in the 17.75K when registration opens on February 19, 2014.
Everyone loves running with the Marines. So why not re-up for all the energy at half the distance? The greatest half marathon in history, the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon is perfectly situated in the timeless city of Fredericksburg halfway between the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond and the nation's capital. Easily accessible off I-95, the Historic Half is no more than a quick 50 minute drive from DC or Richmond. Historic Half Weekend features 5K, 10K and 13.1 mile distances with each course conquering the ominous Hospital Hill. Registration opens in February 2014.
Any runner who has finished the MCM five or more times is eligible to join the prestigious MCM Runners Club. This free membership provides a guaranteed spot in all future MCMs for life, plus special patches for each five-year milestone. Runners Club registration for the 2014 MCM will be available beginning in April. The most well-known members of this club, the Groundpounders, successfully completed their 38th consecutive MCM. The four Groundpounders continue to run and finish every MCM. Congratulations Mel Williams (6:18:57), Will Brown (6:18:58), Al Richmond (5:53:02) and Matt Jaffe (6:43:30).

Congratulations on completing the MCM. Navy Federal Credit Union captured every stride crossing the finish and turned them into an intriguing work of interactive art for you to explore, share and make your own. Go to the Stride Art website and enter a bib number to find the mark made with a runner's finish time. Discover how you compare with others by using various filters - and see MCM results like never before. 

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Annually during the MCM, a group of runners is rerouted at mile 17.5 at 12:30 p.m. This process is known as the "Gauntlet." Due to their pace, these runners wouldn't have been able to Beat the Bridge had they continued around the National Mall portion of the course. Rerouting prevents these runners from eventually being required to board the stragglers bus, instead allowing them to continue running. Ultimately, however, they did not complete the entire 26.2 miles and are classified as unofficial finishers, who shouldn't have collected nor should expect a finisher medal. Runners uncertain if this pertains to them can confirm their status by looking for missing split times in their results. It is the goal of the Marines to support every runner in achieving a successful finish at the MCM. When this isn't possible, the MCM works to maintain the value of the experience and allow runners to push as far and as hard as possible...Salute, the official MCM event program, is online in an interactive format...Check out MCM Weekend photo album...Share MCM Weekend photos on Instagram or Facebook...Age Awards will be presented in special invitation-only ceremonies held in December at City Sports Georgetown and Tony & Joe's restaurant. Winners will be notified by email...