A sincere thank you to the motivated runners who participated in the 38th MCM and MCM10K. The MCM appreciates the positive comments and gratitude for the outstanding support and motivating presence of  U.S. Marines throughout the weekend. Together, the runners and Marines are living examples of courage and commitment.


"The experience of a Marine congratulating me for running a few hours is so awesome that it borders on the ridiculous."


"The spirit of the Marine Corps Marathon is extraordinary."


"Anytime I felt myself struggling, there seemed to be a Marine in my view and I thought of what they do and sacrifice for our country and I was good to go again. And to have them standing in the middle of the road high-fiving those of us crazy enough to run a marathon, truly wonderful memories."


"Best memory: taking the Hill!!! With a whole line of Marines cheering me on."

The MCM debuts new Registration Lottery in 2014-you've got to enter to run! Open to all motivated individuals from February 19 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 randomly-selected runners to participate in "The People's Marathon." Limited Active Duty registration spots will open beginning February 19. Runners Club members will enjoy guaranteed extended registration beginning April 1.
You ran, you got the shirt, you crossed the finish line and now, making it official, you can print out the finisher certificate. The 2013 MCM and MCM10K official finisher certificates are available to be downloaded for printing. Certificates include individual runner's time, overall place and overall gender place. An appreciation certificate for the MCM's dedicated volunteers corps is also available.
You've just run a marathon, so picking up a spring half marathon and knocking it out before most of your friends will even crawl out of bed is a perfect way to celebrate your heightened level of fitness. Come join the Marines again, this time at the greatest half marathon in history, the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 18. Run 13.1 in timeless Fredericksburg perfectly situated less than an hour from both, the nation's capital and Richmond, the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This run's got it all from historic sites to retail districts to U.S. Marine support and picturesque scenery. Not up for a whole half? The MCM hosts the Semper Fred 5K and the Marine Corps Historic 10K on the same day. Both point-to-point courses incorporate the challenge of Hospital Hill. Registration opens for all events on February 19.
You can test your luck with the MCM lottery or you could can run the Marine Corps 17.75K on April 12 `in Prince William County to receive a guaranteed entry into the MCM. All finishers earn a coveted spot in the MCM. Remember, entries will move quickly for the Marine Corps 17.75K (1775 was the year the Marine Corps was founded) when registration opens on February 19.
Relive the excitement of race day with photos from MarathonFoto. Taken in multiple locations along the course, as well as at the iconic finish in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial, photos from MarathonFoto are searchable by last name and bib number. Get three images for the price of one by ordering before December 16! 

Original artwork adorns the unique product line offered by Lasting Commemoratives.

Take advantage of their best offer ever and place an online order by December 31st to receive 25 percent OFF and free shipping (US only; International shipping will be discounted). Use coupon code MCM13 at checkout to receive the discount. This promotion applies only to new orders. Extra medals are not guaranteed and will be provided on a first come first served basis. 

Preserve the memory of completing "The People's Marathon" with a personalized frame or shadow box. All products include an additional medal. Use coupon code "expo" to receive a special discount.
The banners from the MCM finish line have been recycled by priorLIFE into new, one-of-a-kind, environmentally-friendly products including reusable and useful messenger bags and patchwork tote bags. You carry the MCM finish in your heart. Now, you can carry it over your shoulder.

From jackets and running shorts to shirts and finisher gear, the MCM Brooks store at the Expo and Finish Festival delighted runners with unique bold graphics, awesome clothing and strong colors. Limited quantities of your most favorite items remain available for purchase online. Keep running and proudly showcase your status as 'MCM finisher' with Brooks MCM apparel.

In the air, they are known as 'frequent flyers.' On the ground, they are affectionately recognized as 'repeat runners.' Those individuals who have finished at least five MCMs (in no consecutive order) are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club and receive a guaranteed entry into the marathon for life. Membership is free; just complete the online form and the MCM team will verify all finisher data. New members who join after February will not be eligible to receive access to the upcoming MCM but instead will begin to receive annual guaranteed entries the following year.
Get almost half off of the $75 cover price of "The Marine Corps Marathon: An Epic Journey in Photographs", a lavishly produced 152-page hardcover coffee table photo book capturing four decades of drama, memories and celebration of the People's Marathon.  For a limited time, buy the book for only $39.99.  Rated by Competitor Magazine as one of 2013's Top Running Books. Order your copy today! www.mcmphotobook.com, use code MCMOFFER. 
Navigating a calendar year can be like running a marathon. One needs to find the right pace and set ambitious goals. And when the year concludes, it often seems as if little more than a 5K has sprinted right past us. Here's hoping your 2013 exceeded your expectations. The MCM sends good cheer to you and your family for a year of accomplishment and success in 2014.