MarathonSunday, October 28, 2018 - 7:45am30 Open SlotsFundraising Minimum:450.00
“The People’s Marathon”
Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM has been recognized as “Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic,” “Best for Families” and “Best for Beginners.”
Race Weekend Schedule
October 26, 2018
10:00AM - 8:00PM
Health & Fitness Expo. The Health & Fitness Expo featuring Packet Pick-up will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745.
MCM Runners Conference
12:00PM - 1:00PM: MCM Talks
1:15PM - 2:15PM: MedStar Sports Medicine presents The Heart of a Champion - A Sports Cardiologist's thoughts for the MCM Participants
2:30PM - 3:30PM: MCM Final Prep Panel
3:45PM - 5:00PM: Meet the MCM Director, Rick Nealis
October 27, 2018
8:00AM - 6:00PM: Health & Fitness Expo
The Health & Fitness Expo featuring Packet Pick-up will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
9:00AM - 11:00AM: Morning Mess
Hosted in the beautiful Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
9:30AM - 2:00PM: MCM Kids Run
Three thousand kids ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile fun run that also offers a variety of activities at the family fitness called Camp Miles. The one-mile, have-all-the-fun-you-can event features music and entertainment, mascots and medals.
MCM Runners Conference
12:00PM - 1:00PM: MedStar Sport Medicine presents Special Strength Training for Runners
1:15PM - 2:15PM: MCM Talks
2:30PM - 3:30AM: Meet Runners World
6:00PM - 8:00PM: Carbo Dining In
In the spirit of traditional military dinners called the "Dining-In," MCM hosts this sold-out pasta event for runners and their families and friends.
October 28, 2018
7:45AM: MCM Wheelchair and Hand Cycle Start
7:55AM - 3:10PM: 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
One of the largest marathons in the world starts with the blast of the M2A1 Howitzer at 7:55 a.m., sending runners on a mission to 'charge the district, beat the bridge and take the Iwo.' The MCM promises a spectacular start with the color guard, national anthem, special guests and international flags from all nations represented in the field.
8:00AM - 3:00PM: MCM Finish Festival
After enjoying hospitality and posing with MarathonFoto for a picture in front of the iconic Marine Corps War Memorial, MCM and MCM10K finishers will proceed to downtown Rosslyn. Runners and spectators can visit the MCM Brooks Finisher Store, reunite in Family Link Up, recover with a free massage, enjoy a beer from Michelob Ultra and see live musical performances!
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