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General Registration Opens for 48th Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Runners can register for live or virtual option of three main events


QUANTICO, VA (March 1, 2023) – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) announced that registration for the 48th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend will open to the public today at noon EST on Entries will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The 48th MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K will run live and in-person on Sunday, October 29. The MCM is open to ages 14 and up and costs $200, while the MCM50K is $220 for ages 18 and up. MCM10K is $65 for ages 10 and up.

The Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-up will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. With the return to the Gaylord, MCMO is able to offer a limited number of Four Star packages for interested participants. This stellar bundle of benefits includes a hotel stay, an entry or two, transportation and more, providing a VIP experience for runners.

Ambitious runners can once again compete for the Semper Fidelis Challenge, a three-event challenge including the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 25, the Marine Corps Historic Half on May 21 and the MCM in October. Entries for the Marine Corps 17.75K and Marine Corps Historic Half are still available on  Finishers will receive an exclusive Semper Fidelis Challenge medal, in addition to the individual race medals, upon completion of the MCM.

Additionally, MCM Weekend Events are now a part of the 2023 Distinguished Participant program. Runners who seek to earn this coveted title must complete a distance from each of MCMO’s live event weekends:

  • Marine Corps 17.75K on March 25
  • One of the Marine Corps Historic Half Events (half marathon, Semper 5ive or Devil Dog Double) on May 21
  • Quantico 12K on August 26
  • One of the MCM Weekend Events (MCM, MCM10K or MCM50K) on October 29
  • Turkey Trot 10K on November 18

New this year, MCM will also include a Team-affiliated competition. Groups of runners can register as a team in a variety of categories as they complete their mission of finishing the 48th MCM. More information regarding Team registration is available here.

MCMO will once again be offering a limited number of virtual entries for all three events. Virtual entries for the MCM and MCM50K are $95 for domestic and $125 for international plus a processing fee, while virtual entries for MCM10K are $X. Virtual participants will have from October 1 to November 10, the Marine Corps birthday, to complete the distance. A virtual finish will not count toward Runners Club, Distinguished Participant or the Semper Fidelis Challenge.

The addition of virtual entries will once again allow runners to pursue the Trifecta, a unique opportunity to participate in and complete all three MCM Weekend distances within the designated timeframe.

Both live and virtual participants will receive a long sleeve technical shirt, stunning medal and more.


For media information please contact Kristen Loflin, MCMO Public Relations Coordinator, at [email protected] or 703-987-3191.

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

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