WTOP, the MCM’s proud radio partner, 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. Read the 2016 featured runner stories.
Enjoy discounted hotel rates for MCM Weekend at the headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, or stay in Arlington, close to the MCM start. Free MCM shuttle services will run from National Harbor and Crystal City on event morning. 
Registered runners may transfer an entry from July 12 - Sept. 14 to a non-registered runner. Procedures, deadlines and fees are detailed on the  MCM Transfer Page .  Find a transfer buddy 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? Push your entry to 2018 through the MCM Deferment Program. This option opens on August 14.

Train with MedStar
Don’t go it alone! Get important intel on preparing for and finishing the MCM from MedStar Sports Medicine.  MedStar hosts four special MCM Training Programs, each begins with a 30-minute training run followed by interactive program. The program debuts on July 25 and covers Exercises and Cross Training for the MCM. Other dates include August 22, September 9 and October 10. The run, led by world-class marathoner Michael Wardian, is optional.
Are you running for Team Beef at MCM this year? Lot of exciting things are planned for Team Beef members across the nation. Please sign up for the Team Beef email list to find out about cheer sections, weekend activities, etc.
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.
Parents, spouses, significant others, friends, co-workers – all play a part in supporting a runner on the MCM journey from training runs to crossing the finish line. Make sure your support team is part of the on-going MCM conversation and invite them to follow the MCM on Facebook.

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.
Columbia Business School
More than 60 executives are already committed to compete as part of the Columbia Business School Executive Challenge at the 2017 MCM. CEOs, presidents, commissioned military officers and other senior executives  can earn bragging rights as the fastest executive. If you already have an MCM entry, there’s still time to register for the Executive Challenge and  hear what other executives have learned about running.  
It’s a carnival, mardi gras, dance party mixed with running experts, snacks, mingling, giveaways and more. Special recognition item for all first timers. Get your ticket to the MCM Kickoff on Fri., Oct. 20 at the Gaylord National Resort.
Your MCM wake-up call on the morning prior to the MCM. Gather with runners and enjoy a catered brunch and hear from a motivating guest speaker at the Gaylord National Resort on October 21. Secure your seat at the table.
You have the summer camp schedule worked out. Now, get your youngster registered for the MCM Kids Run. The one-mile run for children ages 5-12 happens on October 21, the day prior to the MCM. Every kid gets a medal, shirt and healthy snacks.  There is a family fitness festival, too. 
The best pasta dinner in the marathon world. On MCM-eve, enjoy a carb- load buffet dinner with Marine Corps ceremonies, live entertainment and a world-class guest speaker. Enjoy this night of motivation and camaraderie at the Gaylord National Resort on Sat., Oct. 21.
Starts at Officer Candidates School with a 750-meter open-water swim in the Potomac River, then a 20K (12.4 mile) cycle tour of the Marine Corps Base before concluding with a 5K run. Register now and earn a cool gears-decorated medal.
A perfect fit for the MCM training schedule. The 7.45-mile run follows streets and gravel roadways around Officer Candidates School. Register now and earn the wild shoelaces finisher medal. 

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