The official MCM and MCM10K e-Cards with bib number assignment will be sent by email on October 4. Runners are required to present the e-Card at Packet Pick-up either on a phone or a printed version.
Participants and guests can visit more than 150 exhibits and booths plus Packet Pick-up, the Wegmans Launch Zone and the MCM Brooks store at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Fri., Oct. 20 from
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 21
from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Take Metro to the Eisenhower or Van Dorn Metro station for a free shuttle ride to the Expo or park at National Harbor. The MCM will offer $8 off Gaylord parking. Get the parking ticket stamped at the parking table located outside the Health & Fitness Expo.
The 42nd MCM starts with the wheelchair and hand cycle division at 7:45 a.m. The MCM begins at 7:55 a.m. in Arlington, VA. MCM10K also starts at 7:55 a.m. on the National Mall. Marathoners must reach the DC Gauntlet by 12:33 p.m.; Beat the Bridge by 1:15 p.m.; and pass the Crystal City Gauntlet by 1:49 p.m.
Learn about MCM free parking in Crystal City, as well as shuttle routes. Remember Metro opens at 6 a.m. MCM runners should arrive at the Pentagon Metro station; while the MCM10K participants should use the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station.
Track a Runner
Now available for the upcoming MCM, runners, supporters and loved ones from afar can sign up to receive live split updates sent by text or email, posted on a Facebook timeline or delivered over a Twitter feed. The service will track every MCM and MCM10K participant.
There is still time to sign up young runners between age 5-12 for the one-mile, just-for-fun MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia 529 on Sat., Oct. 21 at the Pentagon North parking lot. Limited registration remains for the MCM10K on Sun., Oct. 22 starting on the National Mall.
There are still seats for the MCM’s fantastic pasta dinner on Sat. Oct. 21 at the Gaylord National Resort. Endless carbs, a delicious buffet, entertainment by the American Bombshells and featured speaker world-class marathoner Michael Wardian.
Motivation on the Go
Put the cheers of your friends and loved ones in your ears while running MCM. This is the power of the Motigo app. Download for iOS and Android then invite friends and family to pre-record cheers. Runners will hear GPS-positioned MCM inspirational messages and audio support from their personal cheering squad.
Runners and spectators will be required to access the start areas through safety check points. Runners must use the clear plastic bag issued at Packet Pick-up for UPS bag check. Remember the entire MCM is a “no-drone” zone.
Let everyone know you are MCM bound! Select items from the 2017 line of MCM Apparel by Brooks are available for purchase now including the official event jacket. Visit Brooks online or visit participating retailers, Pacers and PR Running, to purchase items in advance of MCM Weekend.
Free seminars throughout MCM Weekend featuring running experts, health specialists, recovery tips, strength training advice, truly inspiring individuals including Chris Koch, and the all-new “MCM Talks” with runners’ personal experiences. Lots of giveaways and great takeaways. Sign up for a free seat to attend one of the Runners Conference sessions on Fri. Oct. 20 or Sat. Oct. 21 at the Gaylord National Resort.
Offering the highest-quality running jewelry available, SJ Sport Jewelry is proud to introduce the exclusive 2017 MCM charm collection featuring four new charms – a perfect personal reward or a great gift for a training partner.
Hyundai is a proud sponsor of the 42nd MCM. All runners are invited to visit the Hyundai booth at the Health and Fitness Expo to sign the 2017 Tuscon pace car and say "thank you" to our Marines.
Join “Redskins Salute” and Knight Point Systems before the MCM for complimentary light snacks, hydration and giveaways in an exclusive Runners Village hospitality tent. Available only to registered runners only. You must RSVP to attend. Spots are limited!
wear blue Mile
run to remember returns to Hains Point at Mile 11 honoring the lives of 300 fallen service members with a powerful living memorial. During this powerful on-course experience, runners are invited to say a name, remember a face, and be inspired by the courage of these heroes. Visit wear blue's website for information about wear blue’s mission, finding a local wear blue community, and racing MCM in blue.