The Marine Corps Marathon will begin registration for its popular 2013 MCM Event Series on Jan. 23.
The MCM Event Series includes a number of shorter distance runs and other activities that lead up to the popular Marine Corps Marathon in the fall. The first event, the Marine Corps 17.75K, will be held March 23. One advantage for those that finish the 17.75k is a guaranteed spot in the marathon, which is the country's fastest selling marathon.
“The Marine Corps 17.75K provides ambitious participants assured spots into 'The People's Marathon' before thousands of others compete to secure their entry when public registration opens on March 27,” MCM Director Rick Nealis said in a statement.
Other races in the Event Series include mud runs at Run Amuck and Mini Run Amuck, the new Crossroads 4-Miler and the Turkey Trot 10K, and the Kids Mile. Half marathon events include the 13.1 mile Historic Half, the new Marine Corps Historic 10k and the Semper Fred 5k. Registration for the Event Series will begin Jan. 23 at noon on www.marinemarathon.com.