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Marine Designs New Memorial

A place where people can give veterans the same respect and honor, and where veterans and their families can experience healing and comfort.

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12-Year-Old Running 12K

Sentara Healthcare introduces Andrew Appleton, who will run the 12K at age 12. Find out Andrew's family connections to the Marine Corps that connect back to Iwo Jima.

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District Training Crew Rewards Training for MCM

Pacers announces the free virtual training club, the District Training Crew. All local DMV marathoners and 10K runners are invited to join this virtual group to earn cool gear while hitting milestones in the last few months of training.

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New Way to Beat the Bridge

The 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will debut a new way for participants to Beat the Bridge located at Mile 21. Void of spectators, the bridge connects the nation's capital to Arlington and has been portrayed as both, mentally and physically challenging. In an attempt to energize and fuel runners, the MCM will introduce water monsters on the bridge.

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Honoring Runners with MCMMY Digital Awards

The MCMMYS are back and will recognize the excellence, passion and uniqueness of the runner community participating in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon. This digital award program will enable runners to share their stories, motivations, challenges, successes and zaniness in eight distinct categories.

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Four Steps to Transfer an MCM Entry

Looking to score an entry to the sold out MCM? Then you’re lucky day is quickly approaching! Unable to participate after obtaining a spot in the MCM? Relief is on the way. The Marine Corps Marathon opens the Transfer Program on Wednesday, July 11 and here's how it works.

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Roots Running Back to Belleau Wood

“It was one of the highlights of my year, if not my life. It was remarkable.” One hundred years ago at the Battle of Belleau Wood in France, Mary Wright Baylor’s Great Uncle, Marine Corps Corporal Richard Rose, lost his life in service to his country. On June 23, Mary attended the Belleau Wood 8K aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico to honor Richard.

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​The Wood’s Take on Belleau Wood 8K

Sentara Healthcare introduces Dakota Wood, whose last name isn’t the only thing connecting him to the Battle of Belleau Wood. As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, he honors the sacrifice and heroics of the Marines who fought in the Battle by participating in the Belleau Wood 8K with his wife, Dixie Wood.

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The Two Best Locations to Book a Hotel for MCM Weekend

​Running a marathon takes miles of painstaking preparation, but making travel plans for the MCM doesn’t need to be as tricky. The MCM has taken care of the travel logistics by finding hotels in hot spots that fit a variety of needs.

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Eat Well, Live Well, Run Well

Your favorite grocery departments moved from the shelves to the streets as a group of Wegmans employees participated in the Marine Corps Historic Half. Runners from Wegmans bakery, seafood, deli and produce departments traded running down the aisles for pushing along the pavement of the Fredericksburg, VA-based 13.1 mile course.

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Finish Line Proposal

Chet-Tyler Cary of Fredericksburg, Va. surprised his girlfriend, Amanda Willging, at the finish line of the 2018 Marine Corps Historic Half by getting down on one knee and proposing. Willing, who turned 27 last week, was completely surprised and responded with an emotional "yes." Willging was overwhelmed with the moment, having just finished her fifth Historic Half in 2:38:02.

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The Dirt on Run Amuck's Mud Pits

Run Amuck presented by Camelbak is here to thrill athletes, rowdy runners and families with MCM's messiest mud and obstacle event. Are you up for the challenge? The MCM is dishing all the dirt on the massive mud pits along the June 23 course being built on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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What is the Marine Motivation Zone?

Photo tributes of Marine leaders throughout history will be intermingled with images of Marines shared by participants as a way of honoring the service of a loved one. Runners can nominate their Marine or Marines by posting a photo on the MCM Facebook page and sharing that Marine’s inspirational story.

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Mameluke Sword Presented to MCM

After 66 years, the Mameluke Sword of Colonel James Fowler, founder of the MCM, returned to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Mameluke Sword is the official sword for Marine Officers. Fowler’s sword will be on display in the lobby of Fowler Hall along with other artifacts, awards and collectables that follow Fowler and the event he founded more than four decades ago.

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Six Reasons Parents Dig the Kids Run

Even though your family is focused on the final quarter of the school year, it’s never too early to plug an activity into the fall calendar by registering for the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. For parents, there are six big reasons to register early for MCM Kids Run.

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