Register to become a part of one of the Marine Corps Marathon's signature events, the MCM10K, beginning on April 17 at noon via www.marinemarathon.com, about six months before the event on October 27.
The MCM10K, presented by Aetna, will feature 10,000 participants and will begin on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., winding its way to finish at the iconic Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, Va.
Registration is open to runners ages 8 and up and costs $48. Included in that registration cost is a competitor shirt, a bib with timing device, the MCM event program and "many other amenities throughout MCM Weekend." Those who finish the event will receive a medal and certificate recognizing their accomplishment.
The Healthy Kids Fun Run, which will be held on October 26, is also a feature of the MCM. It costs $10 to enter and is open to children ages 5 to 12. The runners will run a one-mile course with Marines along the course to cheer them on, taking place in the North Pentagon parking lot in Arlington, Va. The event will also include entertainment, mascots, healthy snacks and Camp Miles, a family-oriented festival featuring interactive challenges, games, exhibits and crafts. Those who enter will be given an event shirt, keepsake bib and medal.
The event is open to individuals or organized school groups whose participation may be recognized with the Healthy School Award, presented to those schools with the most student participants.
"Over the years, both, the MCM10K and Healthy Kids Fun Run, have distinguished themselves as prominent events for runners of all ages to share the excitement of MCM Weekend," says Rick Nealis, MCM Director.