The "People’s Marathon"
You'll never forget the sites you see during the "People's Marathon".
What is the Marine Corps Marathon?
Marine Corps Marathon is known as "The People's Marathon"; with over 30,000 runners and 120,000 spectators taking part in the annual event. This year the race sold out in just 28 hours and is now the seventh largest race in the world.
The route starts in Arlington and winds its way past the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King and WWII memorials. Dramatically the course ends on an up-hill challenge at the Marine Corps War Memorial.
After receiving your finisher medal runners can visit the Hospitality Area, where they will receive a Race Day Pack; which includes packs will include hummus and crackers, pretzels, Dole fruit, dark chocolate and dry roasted edamame. Bagels, fresh fruit, water and an energy drink.
How do you get a place in the Marine Corps Marathon?
Runners can enter using the online entry system.
Run for charity in the Marine Corps Marathon
There are two ways that you can run for charity. If you have your own entry in the event you should contact the charity of your choice and let them know you would like to help them.
For those without their own entry, there is another option. All of the charities listed on the Beijing Marathon site have their own entries and in return for a pre-agreed amount of sponsorship they may offer you a place. However they are likely to receive far more enquiries than they have entries. To contact a charity go to the charity listings. Go to the Marine Corps Marathon charity place listings for more details.
Where can I find out more about the Marine Corps Marathon?
Visit the official Marine Corps Marathon site for more details.