Welcome! Class of 2017
Congratulations on successfully securing a spot in "The People's Marathon." Oorah! This is the first of a limited series of eNewsletters that will help prepare you to #RunWithTheMarines on October 22, 2017. Keep up with the MCM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.        
Book a room at the headquarters hotel, the  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor or stay near the start and finish in Arlington, VA, home of the MCM. Special runners rates available through the MCM website.
Missed out on purchasing Brooks apparel during the Lottery? Starting today, the 2017 MCM motivational shirts and caps are available for purchase through the Brooks website.

MedStar Workshops
MedStar Sports Medicine, the proud Sports Medicine Partner of the MCM, is offering free runner education sessions with running physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers. Sessions will be hosted in May, July, August, September and October and include a fun run led by Michael Wardian. The programs will be held at the MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre in Washington, DC. 
Registered runners who find themselves unable to participate in the MCM may  transfer an entry to an unregistered, hopeful marathoner beginning in July. A limited number of registered runners may choose to  defer an entry from 2017 to 2018 starting in August.

The world-renowned Columbia Business School in New York City is introducing the Executive Challenge to this year’s MCM. High-power military and civilian leaders, who are registered to participate in the MCM, can compete against other CEOs, presidents, commissioned military officers, and other senior executives to earn bragging rights as the fastest executive.
Free! Jeff Galloway Clinic
Olympian, author, marathon trainer and MCM Hall of Famer Jeff Galloway will host free marathon  training workshops on Wed., May 3 at noon in Little Hall on Marine Corps Base Quantico and at 6:40 p.m. in DC at MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre. Bring questions and prepare to learn from the Walk-Run master. 
Purchase tickets to the MCM-eve pasta dinner—the Carbo Dining In—on Saturday, October 21 at the Gaylord National Resort. Includes delicious buffet dinner, amazing entertainment and world class motivational speaker.
Sit down for a delicious brunch on Saturday, Oct. 21, the morning prior to the MCM, at the Gaylord. Inspiration served up by the featured speaker is on the menu. Purchase seats now.  

The festive and fun way to launch MCM Weekend is at the MCM Kickoff on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Music, appetizers, experts and amazing energy. Purchase tickets now.

Picture yourself in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial with a finisher medal. Now own that picture and many others. Special discount photo package for MCM participants available for purchase now.
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 $20.00.
Hospital Hill is calling. Register for the  Marine Corps Historic Half and run 13.1 in Fredericksburg, VA or choose the  Semper 5ive miler presented by  Navy Federal Credit Union on May 21.

Little dirt can't hurt. Register for the MCM's mud and obstacle running challenge featuring four- and two- mile courses, more than 20 wild obstacles, mud pits and authentic down-and-dirty Marine Corps PT experiences.

Hosted at Officer Candidates School on Quantico. Swim the Potomac, bike 20K, run 5K across the Marine Corps Base and earn an awesome medal at the  Quantico Tri. Or run the  Quantico 12K, a 7.4 mile distance challenge at just the right time during Marathon training. 
Spread the word: Spots for the 42nd MCM are still available by registering with an MCM Charity Partner. Join a charity team to raise funds and awareness while training for the MCM.  
Let ‘em know: Special Runners World VIP Program has entries, special events and amazing access to Runners World editors during MCM Weekend. 

Still a Way - Four Star
Tell your non-registered friends: Limited numbers remain of the all-inclusive MCM registration bundle including two entries: hotel nights at the Gaylord National Resort; event tickets to Kickoff, Morning Mess and Carbo Dining-In; shuttle transportation; and more.