As one runner put it “There is no race more motivating and inspiring than the Marine Corps Marathon,” and we’re inclined to agree.
“If you're up for a challenge, do MCM. If you want a moving experience, do MCM.”
Runners praised the on-course scenery through Rock Creek Parkway, around the historic National Mall, and a chill-inducing finish up toward the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. And with Marines cheering you on at every mile marker and every aid station, it’s impossible to NOT give this race everything you’ve got.
The Marine Corps Marathon also earned our Green Lion Award for outstanding sustainability efforts that include bike valets for runners who wish to cycle to the start line and self-serve water “monsters” that offer runners the opportunity to refill their water bottles and reduce the need for disposable cups.
The Marine Corps Marathon is now lottery-only, which is hardly surprising when you consider all the race has to offer. Put this one on your bucket list.
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