In just one hour’s time, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) sold all its available Active Duty and Reserve discounted entries. A limited number of 2,000 entries were available through a partnership with GEICO for military members currently serving on Active Duty or in the Reserve.
This closing of military registration comes after a nine-minute sell out that occurred for the Marine Corps 17.75K earlier today. Registration currently is open for the Marine Corps Historic Half, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K. These events will be hosted by the MCM on Sunday, May 18 in Fredericksburg, VA.
"The MCM is thrilled runners from across the country continue to respond so favorably to Marine Corps Marathon events," says Rick Nealis, MCM Director. "While the 17.75K honors the historic founding of the Marine Corps, this partnership with GEICO shows sincere appreciation for the men and women serving today."
Military members who missed out on registration today can enter the MCM Lottery that begins online this Sunday, Feb. 23 at www.marinemarathon.com. The MCM Lottery is open for 21 days, through March 15. Runners who gain entry to the 39th MCM through the Lottery will be notified by email starting March 19.
In addition, anyone interested in participating in the 39th MCM also can register through any of the 86 MCM Charity Partners. Charities will begin filling their marathon rosters on April 2.
The 39th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital. For more information about the MCM Lottery or Marine Corps Historic Half events visit www.marinemarathon.com.