Marine Corps Marathon
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), also known as “The People's Marathon” brings together runners from all walks of life to participate in a patriotic race and a day of family-friendly activities. The annual race is held in Arlington, Virginia and Washington DC. The mission of the MCM is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps. The marathon was established in 1976 and this year will mark it's 38th anniversary. The fifth largest marathon in the U.S. and the ninth largest in the world, the traditional Marine Corps Marathon course is 26.2 miles with a possibility for a shorter, 6.2 mile run as well.