Just posted! The 2017 MCM interactive course map features mile markers, water points, aid stations and food stations across the nation’s capital and in Arlington, the home of the MCM.  
New! The MCM10K returns to the National Mall on October 22. Limited entries remain available. Check out the new interactive course map now available on the MCM website.

MCM Kickoff
The DC area’s top party DJ hosts the MCM Kickoff presented by First Command on Friday, October 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort. Dancing, positive hypnosis, caricature artists, marathon experts, snacks and more. Its wild fun before the run. Special pin for all First Timers. Advance ticket purchase required. 
Live entertainment and an inspirational speaker start the 24-hour countdown to the MCM at the Morning Mess on Saturday, October 21 at the Gaylord National. Enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring Short Rib Beef Breakfast Hash provided by Team Beef. Open to all.  Limited tickets remain.
Join the electric atmosphere of the MCM’s pasta dinner on Saturday evening, October 21 at the Gaylord National Resort. Live entertainment, delicious carbs and just announced feature speaker American marathoner Michael Wardian! Few seats remain available for purchase.

The MCM invites runners who passionately want to change lives, share insights and inspire new attitudes to speak during MCM Weekend. MCMTalks are short, powerful talks by runners for runners. Explain the topic you would like to speak about by posting a proposal on the MCM Facebook page under the MCMTalks message.
The MCMmys, a virtual award program, will recognize excellence, passion and uniqueness of the runner community. Every Wednesday a new category is posted on the MCM Facebook page. Nominate yourself or someone else on the MCM Facebook page under the specific post for the award category.

Stay Close - MCM Hotels
Shorten the MCM morning commute, even if you live in the DC area. Limit dependence on Metro and pick a hotel in Arlington, near the start/finish, or get shuttled from Gaylord National Resort, MCM HQ hotel.  MCM Travel Desk offers discounted hotel rates at numerous hotels.
Free. Open to the public.  MCM Runners Conference presented by Columbia Business School on Oct. 20-21 just down the hall from the Expo. Sign up to hear MCM Director Rick Nealis, MedStar PT specialists, marathon experts and others. Multiple sessions, great topics. 
Runners registered for the MCM have until September 14 to  transfer an entry to a non-registered runner. Runners may  defer to the 2018 MCM, as a limited quantity of deferments are still available.  

Let everyone know you are MCM bound! Brooks unveils special MCM technical training apparel including “Run with Purpose” and “Must Do” T-shirts. There’s also a special edition “first timer” T-shirt and a white MCM runners cap.  
Food stations include orange slices from  WegmansClif Shots; animal crackers from Sodexo; and  Jelly Belly Sport Beans. At the finish line, runners receive a fitful hospitality box including a Dole fruit cup and a Fyffes banana.

Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink formulated with nearly 2x the sodium and 3x the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, Gatorade Endurance Formula now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has a new, lighter taste. Find it on the MCM course.       
MedStar Training Runs
Get prepared for MCM with MedStar Sports Medicine with free training runs and workshops in DC featuring an optional 30-minute training run led by ultra-marathoner Michael Wardian, followed by interactive educational program. Upcoming dates include September 9 and October 10. 
The  MCM Kids Run presented by  Virginia529 hosts young runners ages 5-12 at the one-mile fun run held on Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Pentagon North parking lot. Fee is just $8. 
In early October, MCM will push out the 2017 update to the MCM app. This is essential intel for every runner, spectator, volunteer or supporter from afar.

The  Motigo cheer-app has special on-course messages and spectator cheer capabilities delivered right to a runner's earbuds. Download now and participate in the MCM training run demo on September 22-24.

The powerful  wear blue Mile will reside along scenic Hains Point portion of the MCM course. Run in blue to honor the selfless service and sacrifice of America's military heroes. Runners can also honor a fallen service member on the mile.