Mission Accomplished! Congratulations to all 20,700 runners for participating in the 2018 MCM. This was the eighth largest MCM in the event’s history. Results have been reviewed, finalized and are now official . Age award winners have been determined and these runners have been notified about the December awards ceremony to be held at Carmine’s in the nation’s capital. 

Personalized MCM and MCM10K finisher certificates are now available for downloading, sharing and printing. The certificates feature finish time, overall place and gender place. Plus (and this is really cool), runners may individualize the certificate based on personal experience at the MCM by selecting up to four badges to represent the experience at the MCM. Among the options are First Timer, PR, Military Spouse, Charity Runner, Service Member and Running in Memory. 
Jenny Mendez, 38, of Costa Rica crossed the finish line as the first place MCM female with a time of 2:40:19. This is Mendez’s second first place finish at the MCM. She bested her previous winning time in 2015 by nearly five minutes. Mendez is the fourth woman in MCM history to break the tape twice. Jeffrey Stein, 32, was the top overall finisher with a time of 2:22:49. Stein ran the MCM last year and finished eighth.

The second fastest finish in MCM10K history was accomplished by D.C. resident, John “Jack” Butler, 25, with a time of 32:15:77. Butler crossed the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial as the first of the 6,419 finishers in the 6.2 mile event. The MCM10K celebrated a historical benchmark of reaching of 75,000 total runners since the event began in 2006. The MCM10K female top finisher was Mary Reiser, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, who recorded the fifth-ever best time with 36:17:04. 
Tell us your thoughts...
Share your insights, favorites, reviews and recommendations on the  2018 MCM and MCM10K Finisher Survey . Every response matters and all feedback will be reviewed while planning the next MCM.  
Save the date for the 2019 MCM on October 27, 2019. Special access registrations will open on March 1 for Runners Club and March 6 for Active Duty. The MCM Lottery happens from March 20-26 and will be preceded by a limited rush registration on March 19. 2018 runners who deferred to 2019 will be able to re-register starting on March 1.
After completing five or more MCMs (over any span of years), runners are eligible for membership in the  MCM Runners Club . Eligible runners may sign up for the Runners Club free of charge starting in December. Applications must be received before the end of February to be eligible for access to guaranteed registration for the 2019 MCM.
At the MCM, the Clothing Recycling Company collected 5,280 pounds of discarded clothing that will be cleaned and distributed to various local shelters. With support from sponsors Fyffes and the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Bureau , the MCM gathered more than seven tons of recycled trash and composted materials including 2/3 of a ton of Fyffes banana peels; 1.43 tons of waxed cups; and 5.38 tons of mixed recyclables. Plus, everyone loved the cup less water stations. Thanks to all the runners, volunteers and Marines for supporting these green efforts.
Happening during the MCM, the Challenge Cup features competition between members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and the U.S. Marine Corps All-Marine team. Both male and female divisions were won by the U.S. Marine Corps. The male lead was 2ndLt Dylan Villescas with 2:28:17. The female top finisher 1stLt Lindsay Carrick. The All-Marine women’s team has won twelve out of the sixteen competitions.

Commemorate your race with MCM finisher apparel for purchase! Gear is now available online.

Veteran made, handcrafted American flags and MCM collectibles .

Yes, you did it! Don’t miss one monumental moment! Check out MarathonFoto.com to have a peak at your pics – the sweatier the better!
Did you know your Race Day Download now includes a NEW Custom Race Video? See yourself in action at MarathonFoto.com.
Fond Memories  offers beautifully classic, custom, one-of-a-kind shadow boxes and plaques with finisher data and medals. Use promo code “expo” for special pricing. 

Showcase the Eagle, Globe and Anchor finisher medal or the skyline MCM10K medal on a SportHooks commemorative  MCM custom medal display.  

Celebrate a "run with the Marines" or just USMC pride with Grant Patton MCM/Military themed ties featuring boots, running bibs, stopwatches, the MCM logo and the magic number- 26.2. Made in the USA with 100% silk. A classic and timeless gift that’s perfect for the holidays. 
The new 8K happens on December 8 with a run on the greens of Quantico’s Medal of Honor golf course. All participants receive a beanie. Finishers earn a commemorative ornament. Dunkin coffee and donut holes for all participants. Limited space remains .  
By participating in, and completing, the  Marine Corps 17.75K  on March 23, 2019, runners will earn an Access Granted guaranteed entry for the 2019 MCM. Grab one of the highly sought after 17.75K spots when registration opens on Feb. 20.

Registration is now open  for the  Marine Corps Historic Half , the five-mile  Semper 5ive  and the Devil Dog Double to be held on May 19, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Devil Dog Double challenges runners to complete the 5ive miler in a 10.5 minute per mile pace before turning around and running the Historic Half. Receive all three finisher medals for completing the 18.1-mile Devil Dog Double. 
Runners interested in all-inclusive access to the 2019 MCM can register now for the Four Star program . Get one or two entries to the MCM; a hotel stay at the Gaylord National Resort; shuttle services; hospitality; and more! Sign up now to lock down a spot in 2019 at the MCM and enjoy the luxury of being a Four Star runner.