Just posted! The 2018 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. Check out the new interactive map and choose different views based on the information you'd like highlighted. The map also marks the various locations where MarathonFoto photographers will be stationed.
The MCM10K happens on the same morning as the MCM but starts across the Potomac River along the National Mall. Limited entries remain available . Check out the new interactive course map detailing the 6.2 mile run to the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Food stations include orange slices from  Wegmans Jelly Belly Sport Beans; and two locations featuring Carb Boom energy gels .  At the finish line, runners receive a fitful hospitality box including a Dole fruit cup and a Fyffes banana with Gatorade and bottled water from Wegmans .

Transfer program deadline for MCM and MCM10K entries is September 19. Deferments remain available until September 26 or when a total of 3,000 entries have been deferred. That means the deferment deadline could occur at a previously unannounced time before September 26. 
eCards with the official MCM or MCM10K bib number will be emailed on October 10 to all participants. The eCard must be presented at Packet Pick-up in either printed format or digitally on a screen to obtain the bib. Remember to fill out the medical and emergency information on the reverse side of the bib before the event. Bibs contain the timing device, UPS baggage sticker and the pass to the Mic Ultra beer garden in the Finish Festival.
If you are unable to coordinate a travel schedule to the Health & Fitness Expo , the bib mail out option is available until September 12. Choose to have the official MCM or MCM10K packet delivered via mail for a $30.00 fee. Log into your registration account or follow the 'manage registration' at the bottom of the confirmation email to add bib mail out to the registration.

Less than 75 tickets remain available for the best pasta dinner in the marathon world. On Saturday evening, October 27 at the Gaylord National Resort, the lineup features live entertainment by former Marine and Massachusetts State Trooper Dan Clark, guest speakers the iconic Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson and a delicious buffet loaded with carbs!
Party don’t stop in the Finish Festival. Celebrate at the MCM Victory Party on Sunday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort. Amazing DJ, dancing, selfie booths with the latest and coolest technology, food stations and more. Its wild fun after the run. Advance ticket purchase required. Just 200 spots remain available.

Shorten the MCM morning commute, even if you live in the natioinal capital region. 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. And now inside the Health & Fitness Expo.  MCM Runners Conference  on Oct. 26-27 will feature MCM Director Rick Nealis, Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson, MedStar specialists and a live recording of Pacers Pace the Nation podcast. Multiple sessions, great topics. 
The  MCM Kids Run  presented by  Virginia529  hosts young runners ages 5-12 at the one-mile fun run held on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Pentagon North parking lot. Different start times to choose from and an amazing Family Festival throughout the day.  

In early October, MCM will push out the 2018 update to the MCM app. This is essential intel for every runner, spectator, volunteer or supporter from afar. The app features live results, course maps, schedule information and more.
The cheers of your loved ones can be delivered right to your earbuds along the MCM course. The  Motigo cheer-app records spectator cheers and special on-course messages. Register today and invite your family and friends to record a cheer.
Honor fallen military heroes on the wear blue Mile at the MCM. Situated at Hains Point, this powerful patriotic display features images of fallen military heroes followed by hundreds of volunteers holding American flags in honor of these men and women. Tribute requests must be submitted before Friday, August 31
Attention local DMV runners! The District Training Crew is a free, virtual training group powered by your miles and FitRankings.  Register for #RunDTC  and earn rewards from Pacers Running, Brooks and other local vendors to power your training for The People's Marathon. OORAH. 

What has inspired you to run the MCM? What moved you to take that first step and continue running all the way to the MCM finish line? Runners participate in the MCM as a tribute to a loved one; in memory of a service member; in support of a cause; in an effort to reform one's health or reclaim it; to improve speed; or just to conquer a distance that once seemed unconquerable. Whatever your motivation, share it and allow others to be inspired by you .
The poll results are in. The MCM participants have spoken. The four flavors of great tasting CarbBoom! Energy Gels to be on course at mile 13 and mile 23 are Apple Cinnamon, Banana Peach, Grape Pomegranate and Strawberry Kiwi. All made with real fruit and no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. 26g of great tasting carbs per gel. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan friendly. Train with what’s on course. Order a custom variety pack and use coupon code MCM18 for a 20% savings.

Whether you're a runner or here to cheer for one, Arlington is your starting line for national history and local flavor. You'll find world-class dining, shopping and nightlife around every corner. In addition to being the proud Home of the Marine Corps Marathon and the Marine Corps War Memorial,     Arlington offers national treasures including Arlington National Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Visit stayarlington.com for the latest on things to see and do on MCM Weekend.
MedStar Sports Medicine , proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM, joins Pacers to host free workshops and training runs on September 20 and October 18. Need assistance? MedStar offers physician, physical therapy, and athletic training services to help runners prepare for “The People’s Marathon.” 
Get ready for MCM weekend with the latest In-Training gear available now. More MCM styles from the 2018 collection will be released on brooksrunning.com on September 25. Run Happy!

Map our your MCM hydration strategy with a few facts about Gatorade Endurance Formula , available in Lemon-Lime flavor on course at all water points. A 12 oz. serving of Gatorade Endurance Formula contains 300mg of sodium, 140mg of potassium and 90 calories. Contains no artificial flavors and has a lighter taste.