Cigna is a proud presenting sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon. We salute the veterans participating in this race and thank you for your service and sacrifice. Because you were there for us, we want to be there for you, even if you’re not a Cigna customer. Cigna's 24/7 Veteran’s Support Line is available to all veterans, their families and caregivers. It’s our way of helping protect the well-being of the people who protected our nation.  We are on duty right now. Cigna's free Veteran Support line is available 24/7 at 855.244.6211
WTOP, proud radio partner of MCM, is looking for runners with amazing stories of motivation and accomplishment to feature in on-air and online special reports. Share your story with the MCM and WTOP. 




Registered MCM and MCM10K runners may transfer an entry from July 11 through August 31 to a non-registered runner. Procedures, deadlines and fees are detailed on the  MCM Transfer Page . Make a connection with hopeful runners on the MCM Facebook page . Transfers keep information accurate and avoid compromising the safety of others. Don’t swap bibs .
Unable to participate in this year’s MCM after all? The MCM has you covered like no other marathon. You can push your entry to 2019 through the MCM Deferment Program opening on August 15.


Enjoy special rates on hotels close to the MCM . Stay at the headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, or in Arlington, close to the MCM start. MCM shuttle services will run from National Harbor and Crystal City to the start free of charge. 
Training Runs
Train with your fellow MCM runners. Get important intel on preparing for and finishing the MCM from MedStar Sports Medicine . MedStar and Pacers Running host four special MCM Training Programs. The program debuts in July with training dates on August 16, September 20 and October 18.
Adjustable training plans. Daily or weekly workout emails. Participants training with runcoach average a seven percent improvement over prior events. For MCM participants, runcoach Training Service  is just $20.



The best pasta dinner in the marathon world. On MCM-eve, enjoy a carb- load buffet dinner with USMC ceremonies, live entertainment and guest speakers Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson. Enjoy this night of motivation and camaraderie at the Gaylord National Resort on Sat., Oct. 27. Limited seats remain.
Celebrate the thrill of accomplishment and be energized by the fun with fellow finishers at the MCM Victory Party on Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m. after the MCM. Bring family, friends and supporters to the Gaylord National Resort for a well-deserved post-marathon bash featuring a wildly entertaining DJ, an indulgent menu with pizza and carving stations, prizes, selfie worthy photo ops and a cash bar.  Tickets now available.
Challenges traveling to the nation’s capital before MCM? Skip the stress and opt-in to the  Bib Mail-Out program , available for MCM and MCM10K participants in limited quantities. For a $30 fee, runners may choose to have the bib mailed to their home in advance of MCM weekend.

Invite your friends and family to lend a hand and work alongside the men and women of the Marine Corps as a volunteer during MCM Weekend. A variety of roles and responsibilities with the take-away reward of knowing you helped thousands achieve their MCM goals. Sign up today as an individual or group .
Spread the word: Spots for the 43rd MCM are still available by registering with an  MCM Charity Partner  . Find a cause that matters to you and join a charity team to raise funds and awareness while training for the MCM.  
Runners age 17 and under can take advantage of a 40 percent discount on registration as part of the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative . Make running with the Marines an experience for the entire family.

Featuring a 750m swim in the Potomac River, a 20K cycle tour of the Base and a 5K run to the finish. Part of the Distinguished Participant challenge

The 7.45 mile distance challenge at Officer Candidates School on Quantico is an ideal distance for those training for a fall marathon. Features a great finisher medal. Part of the Distinguished Participant challenge
Hosted on the day prior to the MCM, this one mile fun run hosts young runners ages 5-12 at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Snacks, medals, shirts, mascots, festival, games, activities and more!
Recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as the best 10K in the area. Run 6.2 on the same day as the MCM and finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The MCM10K starts on the National Mall.