The unparalleled energy.  The uncompromising motivation.  The ideal scenery.  The unrelenting support.  The medal to top all medals, and the chance to Rock the Mock.  Why wouldn't you want to be a part of the landmark 40th Marine Corps Marathon?  Registration for the 40th MCM will be conducted through online lottery opening on Friday, March 13 at noon Eastern. The MCM Lottery will remain open for 10 days, concluding on Monday, March 23 at noon eastern. As part of the registration process, runners will be requested to set up a MCM registration account


The 40th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital.


The 2015 registration costs $125 plus a processing fee.  While completing the lottery registration form, runners may purchase a discounted photo package from MarathonFoto; bold "With Purpose" and "Mission Focus" MCM training apparel by Brooks; online training program from runcoach; or tickets to the Carbo Dining In, pre-event pasta dinner to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the MCM headquarters hotel.


No charges for registration or training items will be incurred until a runner is officially registered.  Runners may notice a $1 verification check on their credit card accounts as part of the lottery registration process.  This doesn't represent actual charge but simply serves to verify the account information.  Notification emails will be sent throughout the day on Wednesday, March 25.


Entries cannot be withdrawn after selection, nor can they be refunded. However, runners may shift an entry to another interested party once the MCM Transfer Program opens in June.  


Those who register for the MCM Lottery but are not selected may still participate in the MCM by affiliating with one of the MCM Charity Partners, beginning in April.



Earn a guaranteed spot in the MCM before the Lottery opens.  The Marine Corps 17.75K, a celebration of the year the United States Marine Corps was founded (1775), offers all eligible finishers age 14 and up Access Granted into the 40th MCM. Participants in the Marine Corps 17.75K will run the unique distance of 11.03 miles through the wooded scenic paths of Prince William Forest Park, located just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico. The 17.75K entry fee is $55. 17.75K registration opens at noon on March 11 and is expected to go quickly. A link to the 17.75K registration form will be available on the MCM Facebook page beginning at noon, in addition to multiple location on the MCM website.


Training for the MCM reflects the core values of the Marines-honor, courage and commitment. Showcase your 2015 marathon mission by wearing training apparel from the 2015 MCM Brooks line. Motivating artwork that reads "Mission Focus" or "With Purpose" decorates super comfortable, moisture-transfer EZ Ts and Podium short sleeve shirts for men and soft, drirelease short sleeve shirts with a touch of stretch for women. Feature colors include navy and heather mango for men and heather midnight and heather creamsicle for women. "With Purpose" mesh training caps will also be available for purchase during Lottery registration.  No charges will be incurred until a runner is officially registered for the 40th MCM. 


You don't have to wait until fall to experience the thrill of running with the Marines. Boasting the most patriotic start line bathed in stars and stripes, a course overloaded with crowds, a technical competitor shirt and a stunning finisher medal, the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA has become a favorite running destination for motivated runners from Virginia and across the country. Registration is now open.  The 2015 Historic Half takes runners on 13.1 mile journey through the historic downtown streets, past quaint restaurants and unique shops, up the now famous Hospital Hill to awaiting Marines at the Historic Half finish line. Easily accessible off I95, Fredericksburg is the perfect spring weekend getaway. #RunWithTheMarines, again.


Runners who enjoy participating in 10K and 5K distances can be part of the celebrated Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend on Sunday, May 17 by registering for the Historic 10K presented by Navy Federal Credit Union or the Semper Fred 5K. Registration is now open. Both the Historic 10K presented by Navy Federal and Semper Fred 5K encompass a portion the Historic Half course including the event's mighty climb up Hospital Hill, an exhilarating 200-foot incline incorporated into each event. Registration costs $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K.


The Quantico Tri is introducing a new open-water swim as part of this year's event on 

Aug. 22 on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. In celebration of this open-water event, the Tri will provide seaweed in post-event hospitality and also, for the first time, present finisher medals.  In addition to the open-water swim, the sprint event will include a 12.4-mile bike ride and 5K run. The swim portion will be held in the waters of the Potomac, located near the Marine Corps' Officer Candidate School. Online registration for the Quantico Tri is $95 and includes a pre-event pasta dinner. Participants also will receive a moisture-wicking technical shirt, official bib, timing device, helmet sticker, bike number, competitor tattoo and a Quantico Tri swim cap.


The MCM Health & Fitness Expo will be held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC on Oct. 23-24. Make arrangements now to secure your hotel room for MCM Weekend.  Choose a DC hotel near the Expo or an Arlington property in proximity to the start and finish lines.  The MCM Online Hotel Desk is open now with special rates available including the headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency on Washington Capitol Hill.  The Hyatt hosts many MCM Weekend events including the Carbo Dining In, MCM Pep Rally and more.


Be a part of one of the MCM experience by working alongside the men and women of the USMC. Volunteers have fun, meet Marines and enjoy the thrills of event day without having to log any training miles. Join the motivated masses as an individual or a group on the course, at Packet Pick-up, at the start or finish. Volunteer at the 1775K, the Historic Half or get on the list to lend a hand at the 40th MCM.