Apps give Marine Corps Marathon participants new ways to track race

Apps give Marine Corps Marathon participants new ways to track race
October 5, 2012, 4:53 am
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The Marine Corps Marathon is entering the 21st century.

New for the 37th edition of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), runners and supporters can take advantage of enhanced technologies providing immediate updates on a runners progress as well as valuable course navigation information.

The services are free and sponsored by Nissan. For spectators, the new MCM Locator provides distances to specific on-course sites, Metro wait times and pace-time based information. Users can also determine a runners approximate time of arrival at a particular location with the new pace time function.

Track a Runner enables relatives, friends and supporters ability to follow a runner every 10K along the course with real time updates delivered via email or text message. Additionally, runners can announce their race-day progress via Facebook or via Twitter at each 10K mark and at the finish line with the Runner Broadcast Service.

The Marine Corps Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28. The MCM Track a Runner and the new Runner Broadcast Service are open for registration at www.marinemarathon.com.