Navigating a calendar year can be exhausting and exhilarating much like running a marathon. Here's hoping you found the ideal pace and achieved your goals. Good wishes to all runners, volunteers, Marines and their families for a 2018 filled with accomplishment and success.  
The  2018 MCM  will be held on Oct. 28 with the L ottery open from March 21-28. Active Duty registration begins March 7.  Runners Club  and 2017  Deferred Runners register starting March 1 . The all-new Four Star Package in cluding entries, hotel and special events is on sale Jan. 17. 
Mark the most "run-derful time of year" by purchasing all the  MCM Brooks apparel  on your wish list. Not all apparel is available in all sizes. Enjoy 35% off 2017 MCM products.
Have yourself a merry little picture.  MarathonFoto images  and can be purchased as special keepsake items or digital albums.
Deck the halls with classically beautiful plaques featuring finish time and a medal from  Fond Memories . Use code “expo” for a special discount.
Silver bells  and silver jewelry. Enjoy wearing  MCM sterling silver jewelry  from Scott James Sport Jewelry . Take 15% off with coupon code: RUNMCM
MCM or MCM10K finisher medals can be "hung with care" on a SportHooks commemorative MCM custom medal display . Take 20% using the code “MCM20.”
Let  your true love send to you  special MCM-branded Buff headwear . Celebrate in stars and stripes with this special headwear when you shop .
It’s beginning to look a lot like the MCM course . Specially designed, beautiful custom framed MCM print featuring the course map to delight any room.
Shout out with glee with a special Wooden American Flag and custom MCM-branded wooden plaques handmade exclusively by American Combat Veterans.  Personalize an item with finish time, bib number or a special message.
Do you hear what I hear?  No more ear aches from the cold weather when you run with  SunMuffs Earmuffs . Attachable to eyewear, the fleece earmuffs feature the MCM logo. Free shipping on MCM SunMuffs.

Individualized  finisher certificates  are available for all MCM and MCM10K runners to access, personalize and print. Runners may select up to four of 11 badges . These keepsakes feature finish and half marathon times, plus gender and overall places. 
For all those who volunteered time to support runners and work alongside the Marines, thank you. Special personalized certificates with the volunteer’s name and duty station are available for download.

After completing five or more MCMs (over any span of years), runners are eligible for membership in the  MCM Runners Club Just completed your fifth MCM? Apply for free membership  starting in January to be eligible for 2018 MCM registration access. Current members are asked to update personal data during this time.
Historic Half Weekend
Registration opens Jan. 17, 2018 for the  Marine Corps Historic Half,   the five-mile  Semper 5ive    and the  Devil Dog Double  to be held on May 20 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Devil Dog Double challenges runners to complete the 5ive miler in a ten 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. 
By participating in, and completing, the  Marine Corps 17.75K    on March 24, 2018, runners will earn an Access Granted guaranteed entry for the 2018 MCM. Grab one of the highly sought after 17.75K spots when registration opens on Feb. 21.
Earn the 2018  Distinguished Participant medal  by registering and running during  Historic Half Weekend Run Amuck or Belleau Wood 8K  in June; either the  Quantico Tri  or  Quantico 12K  in August; and the  Turkey Trot  in November.
New! Belleau Wood 8K
In June 1918 during WWI, the wooded area known as Belleau Wood, about 30 miles from Paris, was the site of a three-week battle with the Germans. It was here that the ferocity of the Marines earned the nickname of "Devil Dogs.” On the 100th anniversary of the Battle, the Belleau Wood 8K (4.97 miles) will send runners on a challenging course throughout the woods on June 23, the same day as Run Amuck.