Here's hoping you found the ideal pace and achieved your goals this past year. The Marine Corps Marathon Organization wishes happy holidays to all runners, volunteers, Marines and their families. Here's to a 2019 filled with good health, high fives and many Oorah moments.  
Resolution time. The  44th MCM  will be held on Oct. 27, 2019 with lottery registration  open from March 20-26. Limited Active Duty registration spots available beginning March 6.  Runners Club  and 2018  Deferred Runners  may register beginning March 1. 
The all-inclusive Four Star Package includes MCM entries, hotel nights, shuttle service and special events tickets. Skip the uncertainty of the Lottery and lock yourself in for the 2019 MCM. Customizable packages are available for purchase now
Mark the most "run-derful time of year."  Give the gift of official MCM apparel this year for the holidays! Spend $120 and get a free Ugly Sweater tee, socks, or beanie while supplies last. Run Happy !
Deck the halls with classically beautiful plaques and shadow boxes featuring engraved with runner name and finish time plus an additional medal from  Fond Memories . Use code “expo” for a special discount. 
Have yourself a merry little picture. You accomplished a lot this year! Treat yourself to this exclusive MCM Holiday Sale . Get 35% off PLUS free shipping with coupon code: RUNMCM. Sale ends January 4, 2019. Happy Holidays from MarathonFoto! 
MCM or MCM10K finisher medals can be "hung with care" on a SportHooks commemorative MCM custom medal display . Take 15 % off sitewide by using code MCMXMAS15 until the end of December.

Let your true love send to you   special MCM-branded Buff headwear . Celebrate in stars and stripes with this special headwear when you shop .

Good tie-dings to you from Grant Patton. Get 25% off any tie from the Marine Corps collection using discount code MERRYMARINES18. The beautifully decorated MCM themed ties connect military imagery with running icons for a fashion statement perfect for any runner.
MCM and MCM10K finisher certificates are available for downloading, sharing and printing. The certificates feature finish time, overall place and gender place. Runners may individualize the certificate based on personal experience at the MCM by selecting up to four badges, with options including First Timer, PR, Military Spouse, Charity Runner, Service Member and Running in Memory. 
For all those who volunteered time to support runners and work alongside the Marines, thank you. More than 2,000 individuals dedicated time to distribute bibs, hand out water, provide medical assistance or issue shirts. They are family members and friends of runners and Marines. They are caring individuals. They are groups representing the MCM's fine sponsors, charities partners and community organizations. Oorah Volunteers.  
After completing five or more MCMs (over any span of years), runners are eligible for membership in the  MCM Runners Club . Eligible runners who earned a fifth MCM finish in 2018 may sign up for the Runners Club free of charge. Applications for new members must be received before the end of February to be eligible for access to guaranteed registration for the 2019 MCM.

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. The 1775K is held at Prince William Forest Park, not too far from the front gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Registration is now open  for the  Marine Corps Historic Half , the five-mile  Semper 5ive  and the Devil Dog Double happening 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.