On March 7, MCM sold 30,000 available online entries in 2 hours, 41 minutes, a record for the fastest sellout among all U.S. marathon events.
The 37th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Arlington, VA and the nation"�s capital. Voted the "�Best Marathon for Families' and the "�Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,' the Marine Corps Marathon honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants.
The 2012 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is now SOLD OUT to the general public, but you can still secure your spot with Team USO! For runners still interested in participating in the 2012 MCM, visit teamuso.org/athletes and register to run with Team USO to make your miles count for America"�s troops and their families.
Runners who participate in the MCM through Team USO will receive special benefits, including fundraising incentives, pre-race and race day support.
"�Team USO is the best way to participate in this world-class marathon and show your support for America"�s troops and their families,' said Team USO Marathon Manager Alexandra Washington.
The deadline to register is May 15, 2012. To join Team USO, visit teamuso.org/athletes
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The first 10 runners to sign up will receive a Team USO backpack!
For more information, contact Alexandra Washington at email@example.com or 703-740-4939.
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America"�s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President"�s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe"�s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.