As the coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., local closures and restrictions are being implemented to help prevent high-risk situations. The 2020 Marine Corps 17.75K, scheduled for March 28, and the accompanying Motivational Dinner, have been canceled. Registrants for the event will still earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the 45th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October 2020, if their registration with the Guaranteed Access code was completed by Tuesday, March 17 at 2359 ET.
Registrants will not receive a refund of registration fees, however, they can choose one of the following alternative options at no additional cost:
Instructions have been sent to the e-mail address provided by participants during registration.
So far, there have been no additional changes to Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) events scheduled for later in May and June, including the 2020 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on May 17, 2020. The organization will continue to adhere to federal, state, and local government policies and provide updates as quickly as possible during this rapidly evolving situation.
More information may be found on the Marine Marathon website, and all questions may be directed to MCMCustomerService@usmc-mccs.org. For more COVID-19 information and resources, visit the MCCS Coronavirus page.
This year marks the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), which will occur on October 22, in Arlington, Va. The MCM is one of the largest marathons in the US, and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning it the moniker, “The People’s Marathon.” Check out some of the key points in the history of one of the Corps’ most exciting Fall events.