Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Marine Corps Marathon
Marine Corps Marathon
83 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 20598
06:00AM
October 28, 2018
$0.00
 

Marine Corps Marathon

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Marathon Experience with 20 Miles Less Pain! - by , 08/29/2018
5/ 5stars
I have run the Marine Corps Marathon 10K for the Organization for Autism Research for many years. It never disappoints me. From the start with the National Anthem and cannon fire to the finish in sight of the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, it is a great race. Love seeing all the charity runners and people running to remember fallen servicemembers. There are bands and spectators along the course. The wheelchair marathoners usually pass along the same course, which always inspires, and having a Marine hang a medal on your neck afterward. Special! it's the marathon experience with 20 miles less pain!
Awesome Marathon - by , 08/14/2018
5/ 5stars
It is very hard to run 26 miles. But with the awesome cheering and support from the marine corps a long the course I was able to finish this race 6 times. Thank you marine Corps for putting on this race.
Marine Corps Marathon is so awesome - by , 08/14/2018
5/ 5stars
Marine Corps marathon is so awesome that I would run it forever and have a whole family that likes to run the marathon with me. That family is the Washington Ice Dogs. The Washington ice Dogs is a hockey team and we do a charity to raise money for the team by running the race.
Marine Corp marathon - by , 11/05/2017
5/ 5stars
The best marathon I've raced. I have completed mcm three years in a row. Each year had been a little different and always amazing. Wonderful crowd support, very organized, I will recommend this race to anyone!
Great time - by , 11/05/2017
4/ 4stars
Family had lots of following me on the route
Earned, not Given - by , 11/05/2017
5/ 5stars
This was my first MCM and 5th full marathon- while every marathon has been unique- MCM lived up to all the hype and my expectations and so much more- I am not the speediest of marathoners, but I can get the job done. However the aBeat the BridgeaŁ gave me some anxiety as the days approached the marathon. The expo was everything I expected- my only negative was the shirt- it was a salmon/pink.. uhm not a color for men- not for me- and not what I expected from the Marine Corps marathon. Previous years have better colors- hopefully they won't choose this color or anything similar in the future! I ran with a friend of mine and together on marathon morning- the enthusiasm- the incredible flyover and parachute start ceremonies - was an experience beyond compare. It's incredible to have so many marines ( from those just starting their career to the Marine Corps Comandant) to preside over the festivities. I was inspired by each step, each mile- and truly honored to be so supported by our military and civilian cheer squads. One of the most proud miles aThe Blue MileaŁ literally takes your breath away- you can hear a pin drop as the runners go through- the only other sound is faint sobs of loved ones lost. It's very difficult to get through that mile without being touched in some way. And thankful for all that we have because of their ultimate sacrifice. Heading in toward the capital, beating the bridge was no longer a thought- was more how lucky am I to be cheered on in our nations capital by the greatest people - those who don't know me- but are supporting me anyway- By the time the finish line came in sight- I felt the Marine Corps motto - aEarned, Never givenaŁ. With that last nice up hill to the finish and the crazy Marine support to push. This marathon finish, I earned. Every step of the way. Being saluted when I received my medal- there are no words to describe, other than it should have been me saluting him, not the other way around- yes I cried, not from the finish- but the salute. This is definitely a bucket list race every runner should experience. Not just to become a marathoner for the first time- or for the 50th, but one that really highlights all our struggles as American people and shows that through hard work we too can aearnaŁ the right to know what we can accomplish. The finish was fantastic. Thank you for the snack boxes. Way better than just grab random things and go. Only thing- please please please have finisher gear at the finish. I want wear my finisher shirt when I finish- not in a few days when it finally arrives at my mail box.
2017 MCM - by , 11/05/2017
5/ 5stars
The MCM is an awesome race! From the friendly runners to the amazing military personnel supporting everyone throughout the race to the many stories of love and inspiration. It was all so wonderful. My only suggestion would be to improve the post race photo experience. It was rushed and chaotic and there really wasn't a good opportunity for pictures.
Ultra runner - by , 11/05/2017
5/ 5stars
This is my 4th year running the MCM. It is amazing!! The paratroopers that came down with the American flags attached to them was BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME! When you are about to give up, the MARINES are there to push you on!! The Blue Mile is the most difficult mile of the entire race. When you start that mile and see all of our fallen hero's pictures placed along the road side, it just rips your heart in half. Not only are you brought to tears, but with every step you take, you are reminded FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! Then you are met by the fallen hero's families holding our BEAUTIFUL old glory!! What a beautiful site to see. It makes you proud that you are running for them, but at the same time very sad they are not hear with us. My daddy is a Marine and so is my husband and I will continue to run this race until my body tells me I can't. This is my favorite race ever!!! I love what is stands for and I love our military and our Marines!!! Keep up the excellent work and hope to run with you next year!!!
Amazing - by , 11/04/2017
5/ 5stars
This was my first full!! I'll def be back next year. Organized very well, great crowd support, amazing course and the Marines were amazing
Newbie runner - by , 11/04/2017
5/ 5stars
I had a great experience! Thanks for a great race!
Humbling Race Experience - by , 11/04/2017
5/ 5stars
This is one race you will never forget! Running through the blue mile gives you goosebumps and tears because you are the faces and families of those service men and women who died for our freedom and you will feel overwhelmed patriotism by the finish being greeted by a long line of marines shaking your hand or giving you a high five! The entire course all 26.2 miles is lined with awesome spectators and volunteers.
Unbeliever race! - by , 11/04/2017
5/ 5stars
MCM was my first marathon, and I could not have dreamed of a better venue than our nation's capital! The crowd support was AMAZING, and the race was extremely organized. I was traveling alone so I was nervous about getting to the starting line, but everything was great! My hotel was two blocks from one of the shuttle bus stops so I didn't need to deal with the Metro. My only complaint is the lack of port-o-potties. I will definitely run this again!
Great race overall! - by , 11/03/2017
5/ 5stars
I loved the crowd support...the scenic views...the organized race route. But the lack of porta potties was a bit of a downer. Also, it would be great if the Metro would open earlier on race day to allow for 30,000 runners to get to the race on time.
Wonderful race, beautiful experience. - by , 11/02/2017
4/ 4stars
I really enjoy this race, I loved the crowd support, the fluid stations, the sights and and the feels of the race.
First Marathon - by , 11/01/2017
5/ 5stars
Great experience and training for the next one
Best race! - by , 11/01/2017
5/ 5stars
This was my 1st MCM and 6th marathon, absolutely the best race by far! During the entire race there are spectators cheering you on! I would absolutely run this race again! My favorite marathon so far!
Best race ever - by , 11/01/2017
5/ 5stars
The marine corps marathon was the best race I've done! I was worried about being stuck behind a lot of people who also run the race but I was able to get right up front and run at my pace. I qualified for the Boston Marathon in this race and nothing beats that!
The best marathon - by , 10/31/2017
5/ 5stars
It's not called the people's marathon for nothing. All fitness level welcome. Very energetic crowd. Marines cheer and motivate you all the way. Loved everything.
AD review - by , 10/29/2017
4/ 4stars
Overall, a very good experience. Well organized and, given the mass of athletes participating, easy to get to the start line. My only criticism is that more time should be given between the start of the hand cyclist participants and the runners. The course features a hill in the first few miles. The difference in the start time is not enough for the cyclists to summit the hill before most runnners catch them. This results in congestion that can be avoided.
Underwhelmed by little details - by , 10/29/2017
4/ 4stars
The organization of the race logistics was amazing. The Marines on course were outstanding, they were motivating and so kind. I was unimpressed with the "award" winning expo. The website said the first people in the expo both days would get a book, this didn't happen sat. Most of the vendors were apathetic sat morning, and the samples that were supposed to be in the launch zone were no where to be found. The fact that the expo was held so out of the way was baffling. And having to pay such an outrageous fee to park at the expo was ridiculous considering the amount of the registration fee and that we were required to go to the expo to pick up our race packet. Picking up the packet and shirt was extremely organized and easy to navigate. Getting through security was simple and the Marines manning the check point were efficient and friendly. The opening ceremony was amazing! Although it was hard to hear the announcer, even all the way in the front. The lady who performed the national anthem was amazing. The delay in the start was a bit nerve wracking since the checkpoint times weren't going to be altered to reflect the delay. The course was so beautiful, although the hills were down played in course descriptions. The water stations were well manned and the volunteers were all friendly and motivating, even for us back of the packers. I was pleased with the number of water stations made available. I loved seeing the Vaseline being passed out, but wish this had been shared on the website or the app; because I would have much rather worn a skirt for the warm weather. The photographers were great, positioning themselves with great vantage points for the most part. The lack of photography crossing the finish line and receiving medals was very disappointing since I had pre purchased a package. And the lack of finish line videos for those of us finishing after the 5 hour mark is just unprofessional. I was looking forward to having the moment as I crossed the finish at my first marathon (a bucket list item doing the mcm) captured. The failure to stick around for ALL the finishers shows poor planning and poor execution. There was no adapting and overcoming. The crowd support was magical! I have never seen so many people hang around for the last participants as I did there. It was truly special. The Marines in the finish area were so wonderful. They motovated, high fived, congratulated, and checked on those that looked like they might need assistance. They went above and beyond in my opinion. To still be so cheerful made my experience all that it was. The medal is beautiful! The participant shirt would be great if it wasn't for the mock turtleneck. Having the finisher shirts available at the expo and the finish festival would have been great, instead of having to order online. The finish festival was so so. Running out of beer was a bit disappointing, as well as not being able to walk the festival with the beer. Overall it was a life changing experience. I am so thankful i made it in the lottery and look forward to running this event again, knowing to not expect the expo to be mind blowing and to not expect all the perks for the back of the packers as the elite runners.
Amazing experience - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
One of the best and most amazing experiences. Everything from the start to the finish was well done and planned. From the parachutes at the start to the silent and inspiring Blue Mile and the Beat the Bridge. Crossing that finish line has got to be the best moment of my life so far and definitely in my running life. Amazing and perfect for someone's first, fifth or last marathon.
MCM 2017 - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
The marine corps marathon is the best organized and thought out race ive ever done, and I've done over 9. The course is phenomenal, the crowd support is hands down supreme, the flow after completing the race is acc easy transition. I love running this race.
Adapt, Improvise, Overcome - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
First time running the MCM and the experience was great! Volunteers and support throughout the course and a fantastic start with the Flag being parachuted in by a former Navy seals parachute team. The scenery was a perfect distraction from the effort of running 26.2. Will be doing this race again and recommend it as great first marathon run. Plan for a extra day and take in all the great sites around DC!
Great race! - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
Had an incredible time at MCM. Impeccably organized and running with military service members really keeps you motivated when you hit the wall. Beautiful views throughout the race and frequent water stations.
MCM: Always a great race! - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
This was my 3rd time running MCM. The race is well organized and the support from the crowd & Marines is top notch. True, you have to run uphill for the finish, but with all the cheering, it's not too bad. Definitely put this race on your list!
Marine corps marathon - by , 10/29/2017
4/ 4stars
Was a great race all in all. My only complaint, my friends who tried to track me through the App had a lot of problems doing it. Otherwise everything else was top notch.
MCM = a good race - by , 10/29/2017
5/ 5stars
The most race support of any run I've ever done with Marines who no doubt we're up at 3:30 AM but never would let you know that. The course first half is excellent, sightseeing through DC. The second half is more highways and this year got a little hot unfortunately. Didn't turn out to be my best race but ran the people's marathon with the people and got the salute at the end. Very fun. Recommend this race to any and all of my friends.
MCM.2017 - by , 10/28/2017
5/ 5stars
It was Amazing. After completing the Navy Air force Marathon in september this was by far worth paying for. The vibe, shaking hands with the service men and women made it even better. The goodie bags top it all. I can't wait for 2018
MCM.2017 - by , 10/28/2017
5/ 5stars
It was Amazing. After completing the Navy Air force Marathon in september this was by far worth paying for. The vibe, shaking hands with the service men and women made it even better. The goodie bags top it all. I can't wait for 2018
Amazing - by , 10/28/2017
5/ 5stars
This race was hands down the most amazing race I have ever run. Everything ran smoothly but the other runners are what made this race. There were times I looked around and seeing the remembrance shirts and veterans running that it was hard not to tear up. I'm hoping to get a place next year for the full marathon but if not, I will absolutely be coming back for the 10k.
Would do again - by , 10/28/2017
5/ 5stars
This was my first MCM and I will definitely do it again. It seemed well organized, it was challenging, but it was also worth every step. To be surrounded by history and heros the entire was is perfect. The course itself had its challenges but was truly great.
MCM 2017 - by , 10/28/2017
5/ 5stars
MCM is a race of it's own. It will move you and push you at your weakest moment. It is always an honor to run the people's marathon!
Wonderful Event - by , 10/27/2017
5/ 5stars
The MCM was a fantastic event. The USMC had all the details thought out. The water and fuel stations were plenty. The energy, course and atmosphere were all great. I will definitely run this race again.
Very humbling and inspiring - by , 10/27/2017
5/ 5stars
This race was amazing! I never would have been able to finish in the heat without all the amazing crowd support and the military personnel! Thank you so so much!!!! A+ Love the swag too!!!!
1st timer mcm - by , 10/27/2017
5/ 5stars
Well organized and motivated marathon. Need more the runners to have alittle etiquette. Ear phones in and was hard to pass.
Great race! - by , 10/27/2017
4/ 4stars
Great race!!! Marines run a great race! The heat was very tough-but that has nothing to do with the organization of the race. Expo-great! Loved the location. Course is amazing -great views. Spectators were great. Only negative thing I can say is that I wish there were more water stops-they should of added more with the heat.
A humbling, emotional and wonderful experience. - by , 10/27/2017
5/ 5stars
So many people told me many things about this race that I didn't know what to expect from it. I was told it was unique and to enjoy it. So i did! I had a great time, enjoyed it mile by mile despite of the heat. I was truly motivated by seeing others with so many disadvantages and still doing this amazing race. So many beautiful views and so many people cheering all of us. I will definitely do it again! The marines were so great and it was wonderful to get my medal by one of them. One of the most beautiful medals I've ever seen! #runwiththemarines
Best marathon ever - by , 10/26/2017
5/ 5stars
The Marine Corps Marathon is the best I have ever run. The crowd arms running fields is so amazing and supportive. The staff on race day and the expo are our of this park. I recommend all marathoners run this race.
Awesome run - by , 10/26/2017
5/ 5stars
I thought this was a very well run race and race weekend I found the found the shuttle service to the expo and race easy to navigate and I never had to wait more than a minute or two. Every Marine I encountered was polite, happy, helpful and respectful. What a fabulous representation of the Marine Corp.
Marathon experience - by , 10/26/2017
5/ 5stars
The marathon itself is fantastic! The heat was a huge factor in this year's race.
Hilly, but worth it! - by , 10/23/2017
5/ 5stars
Very moving race! Absolute must for anyone who is patriotic! Beautiful course with amazing sights!
Iconic DC Race - by , 09/12/2017
5/ 5stars
This race is a bit expensive but totally worth the price. It's extremely well run, very well supported, and you can't beat the views as you run through Arlington and DC.
2014 & 2015 Marine Corps Marathon - by , 11/18/2016
5/ 5stars
Minor security issue in 2015, but Totally worth the wait.
MCM 2016 - by , 11/12/2016
5/ 5stars
This was a great race! Amazing crowd support, well organized!
Excellent - by , 11/09/2016
5/ 5stars
This was my third marathon and my favorite one. Didn't have a pr but enjoyed every bit of running by the monuments. Everyone should run this race. Great support throughout. The shuttles were excellent
MCM Review - by , 11/08/2016
4/ 4stars
Great event! I would run this again for sure - only negative would be the water stations from about 15 on were sparse. Especially across the bridge and after we really needed more water as the heat increased rapidly.
Always a favorite race! - by , 11/08/2016
5/ 5stars
Four years ago, this was my first marathon so it will always hold a special place in my heart! Great cheerleaders on the side lines, relatively flat course and great aide stations. The course is constantly changing and I wasn't a huge fan of the Pentagon parking lot this year before heading into Crystal City. But the other course changes didn't bother me. The finish line is always inviting, challenging and heartwarming! Love everyone cheering you on! The finish festival is fun too. The walk to find your family is long, but exactly what us marathoners need so we don't cramp up. Bring your own post race fuel, the fuel fit boxes have good munchies, but not the best for post race! Missing some fruit/pretzels/chocolate milk. But great fuel along the course. Tons of water and gatorade stations. Packet pick up this year was SO much better than before! Same goes for the Expo! I would run it year after year! Take it all in!
My Favorite Race So Far! - by , 11/08/2016
5/ 5stars
This race was extremely inspiring to run. I loved every moment of it. Everything was well organized. The packet pickup was a breeze. The race expo was a bit crowded, but the race itself was perfect. The course had great cheering crowds almost the entire route, the marines at every mile cheering us on were super motivating and the medals were awesome! I will definitely be back to run this one again. My favorite race thus far!
Great experience - by , 11/07/2016
5/ 5stars
Great race. Thought it was put together nicely. The parking and shuttle was very convenient compared to other races. I enjoyed the crowd support was great. I heard a ton of great things about this race so I was pleased to have my first marathon be with the Marines. Will definitely sign up again. The expo was just ok I parked in the garage to save on some money but I can't stand the harbor with the traffic flow.
Great marathon! - by , 11/07/2016
5/ 5stars
Great marathon course. Very well organized from start to finish.
Highly Recommend - by , 11/07/2016
5/ 5stars
Ran MCM as my first marathon after years of running multiple halfs/year. First class experience from registration to finish. Having the Marines lining the way as you charged up the last stretch to the Iwo was inspiring. The crowd support along the course was amazing. Would highly recommend this race to everyone.
MCM 2016 - by , 11/07/2016
5/ 5stars
This was a great race! I really enjoyed the amazing crowd support, the ease of access to the start line, and the historical route through downtown D.C. The expo was somewhat difficult to get to, and parking was expensive, but the race itself was very easy to manage. The route had a few unusual parts where it felt like we were simply running in a parking lot to ahead a mile in, but most of the race was through beautiful scenery.
Great First Marathon - by , 11/07/2016
5/ 5stars
Aside from exits being closed and almost not making it to the start line, I loved this race and thought it was an excellent first marathon for myself. So much crowd support and motivation along the way. 10/10 would do it again.
Great race, sketchy logistics - by , 11/06/2016
4/ 4stars
Pros: Incredible course support the entire way; there is something magical about having a marine tell you to "keep it moving!" The Wear Blue Mile will bring you to tears and it is amazing to run through D.C. without having to stop for cars. It is a bit hillier, than you would think, though, so be prepared (a lot of people seem to think it's flat because it's D.C. - D.C. isn't flat). Cons: Way too crowded in the beginning; they need to work on corral spacing and actually organizing people based on time. I spent the first ten miles dodging people rather than setting a pace (and I was lined up in the right place for my finish time). Not enough water stops (it was hotter than normal, yes, but my handheld was empty by mile 12 - not a good sign). Way too much walking - I waited (standing/walking) in line for 35 minutes for the shuttle to the start, then walked (according to my GPS) almost a mile before I got to the start line. At the end, it was a half mile to the Family Link zone. And packet pick up... I work in D.C. on the mall and it took me over 3 hours to get to the pick up, get my bib, and get back to work. They need to hold it in a more central location. All the cons are easily managed and fixed, and I hope they do so, because this is an incredible and moving race to participate in!
Espirit de Corps Marathon - by , 11/06/2016
5/ 5stars
This was my 1st time running the MC Marathon, and it was a phenomenal experience. From packet pick up to finisher pictures, this was one of the highly organized races I ran to date . The motivation along the run was the most inspirational and inspiring to keep me focused when I wanted to walk. Calling this the "People's Marathon" is the right title. Nothing will ever compare to this race. Thank you Marines!
People's Marathon indeed - by , 11/04/2016
5/ 5stars
This is my 2nd time running this marathon. In 2015, I ran it for the first time and was my first marathon, so it holds a special place in my heart. Will continue to do it.
Fantastic Race - by , 11/04/2016
4/ 4stars
Loved the course and the crowds. Only complaint - not enough water stops especially around the bridge, and running out of cups in Crystal City was horrible. Overall though, it was a very impressive event and I would recommend it to anyone.
One of the best Marathons - by , 11/04/2016
5/ 5stars
One of the best races I have ever been in. The Marines put on a great race and the hospitality was second to none. If you want a first class race experience I would suggest the MCM! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
1st Marathon, 1st MCM< - by , 11/04/2016
5/ 5stars
What's not to love. From the start, the Marines, the moving and touching Blue Mile, Spectators by the hundred, Signs by the thousand. A memorable race for sure. Looking forward to next year and many more after that.
One Of A Kind - by , 11/02/2016
5/ 5stars
Whether military or not, running in memory of someone, or just going for a new PR, this event is one of a kind with Marines supporting you every step.

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Mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill, and showcase the organizational skill of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Marathon serves as an advocate for the values of courage and commitment fostered by United States Marine Corps. Finally, the Marine Corps Marathon strives to enhance the quality of life aboard MCB Quantico for the military members, their families and the supporting community.

Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. Begin the run situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, continue through Rosslyn before journeying into the District to tour Georgetown and the National Mall on the way to 'beating the bridge.' Enter Arlington and pass the Pentagon, tour Crystal City, and finish uphill (you read that right) at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

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The howitzer will fire at 7:55 a.m. officially sounding the start of the Marine Corps Marathon. The MCM course will remain open until 3:10 p.m.
Required Minimum Pace: All MCM participants must maintain a 14 minute-per-mile pace.
The Gauntlet: At mile 15.5, MCM participants will reach "the Gauntlet." MCM participants who do not make it through the Gauntlet by 12:38 p.m. will Keep Reading

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I have run the Marine Corps Marathon 10K for the Organization for Autism Research for many years. It never disappoints me. From the start with the National Anthem and cannon fire to the finish in sight of the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, it is a great race. Love seeing all the charity runners and people running to remember fallen servicemembers. There are bands and spectators along the course. The wheelchair marathoners usually pass along the same course, which always inspires, and having a Marine hang a medal on your neck afterward. Special! it's the marathon experience with 20 miles less pain!

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Awesome Marathon
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It is very hard to run 26 miles. But with the awesome cheering and support from the marine corps a long the course I was able to finish this race 6 times. Thank you marine Corps for putting on this race.

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Marine Corps Marathon is so awesome
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Marine Corps marathon is so awesome that I would run it forever and have a whole family that likes to run the marathon with me. That family is the Washington Ice Dogs. The Washington ice Dogs is a hockey team and we do a charity to raise money for the team by running the race.

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The best marathon I've raced. I have completed mcm three years in a row. Each year had been a little different and always amazing. Wonderful crowd support, very organized, I will recommend this race to anyone!

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Great time
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T.....@msn.com
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Family had lots of following me on the route

Raced in 2006 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Earned, not Given
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L.....@gmail.com
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This was my first MCM and 5th full marathon- while every marathon has been unique- MCM lived up to all the hype and my expectations and so much more- I am not the speediest of marathoners, but I can get the job done. However the aBeat the BridgeaŁ gave me some anxiety as the days approached the marathon. The expo was everything I expected- my only negative was the shirt- it was a salmon/pink.. uhm not a color for men- not for me- and not what I expected from the Marine Corps marathon. Previous years have better colors- hopefully they won't choose this color or anything similar in the future! I ran with a friend of mine and together on marathon morning- the enthusiasm- the incredible flyover and parachute start ceremonies - was an experience beyond compare. It's incredible to have so many marines ( from those just starting their career to the Marine Corps Comandant) to preside over the festivities. I was inspired by each step, each mile- and truly honored to be so supported by our military and civilian cheer squads. One of the most proud miles aThe Blue MileaŁ literally takes your breath away- you can hear a pin drop as the runners go through- the only other sound is faint sobs of loved ones lost. It's very difficult to get through that mile without being touched in some way. And thankful for all that we have because of their ultimate sacrifice. Heading in toward the capital, beating the bridge was no longer a thought- was more how lucky am I to be cheered on in our nations capital by the greatest people - those who don't know me- but are supporting me anyway- By the time the finish line came in sight- I felt the Marine Corps motto - aEarned, Never givenaŁ. With that last nice up hill to the finish and the crazy Marine support to push. This marathon finish, I earned. Every step of the way. Being saluted when I received my medal- there are no words to describe, other than it should have been me saluting him, not the other way around- yes I cried, not from the finish- but the salute. This is definitely a bucket list race every runner should experience. Not just to become a marathoner for the first time- or for the 50th, but one that really highlights all our struggles as American people and shows that through hard work we too can aearnaŁ the right to know what we can accomplish. The finish was fantastic. Thank you for the snack boxes. Way better than just grab random things and go. Only thing- please please please have finisher gear at the finish. I want wear my finisher shirt when I finish- not in a few days when it finally arrives at my mail box.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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2017 MCM
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k.....@zoominternet.net
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The MCM is an awesome race! From the friendly runners to the amazing military personnel supporting everyone throughout the race to the many stories of love and inspiration. It was all so wonderful. My only suggestion would be to improve the post race photo experience. It was rushed and chaotic and there really wasn't a good opportunity for pictures.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Ultra runner
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J.....@centrahealth.com
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This is my 4th year running the MCM. It is amazing!! The paratroopers that came down with the American flags attached to them was BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME! When you are about to give up, the MARINES are there to push you on!! The Blue Mile is the most difficult mile of the entire race. When you start that mile and see all of our fallen hero's pictures placed along the road side, it just rips your heart in half. Not only are you brought to tears, but with every step you take, you are reminded FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! Then you are met by the fallen hero's families holding our BEAUTIFUL old glory!! What a beautiful site to see. It makes you proud that you are running for them, but at the same time very sad they are not hear with us. My daddy is a Marine and so is my husband and I will continue to run this race until my body tells me I can't. This is my favorite race ever!!! I love what is stands for and I love our military and our Marines!!! Keep up the excellent work and hope to run with you next year!!!

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced.

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Amazing
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S.....@gmail.com
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This was my first full!! I'll def be back next year. Organized very well, great crowd support, amazing course and the Marines were amazing

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Newbie runner
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a.....@gmail.com
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I had a great experience! Thanks for a great race!

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Humbling Race Experience
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C.....@hotmail.com
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This is one race you will never forget! Running through the blue mile gives you goosebumps and tears because you are the faces and families of those service men and women who died for our freedom and you will feel overwhelmed patriotism by the finish being greeted by a long line of marines shaking your hand or giving you a high five! The entire course all 26.2 miles is lined with awesome spectators and volunteers.

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Unbeliever race!
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a.....@yahoo.com
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MCM was my first marathon, and I could not have dreamed of a better venue than our nation's capital! The crowd support was AMAZING, and the race was extremely organized. I was traveling alone so I was nervous about getting to the starting line, but everything was great! My hotel was two blocks from one of the shuttle bus stops so I didn't need to deal with the Metro. My only complaint is the lack of port-o-potties. I will definitely run this again!

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Great race overall!
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 11/03/2017
a.....@yahoo.com
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I loved the crowd support...the scenic views...the organized race route. But the lack of porta potties was a bit of a downer. Also, it would be great if the Metro would open earlier on race day to allow for 30,000 runners to get to the race on time.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Wonderful race, beautiful experience.
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K.....@yahoo.com
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I really enjoy this race, I loved the crowd support, the fluid stations, the sights and and the feels of the race.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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First Marathon
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m.....@yahoo.com
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Great experience and training for the next one

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Best race!
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j.....@gmail.com
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This was my 1st MCM and 6th marathon, absolutely the best race by far! During the entire race there are spectators cheering you on! I would absolutely run this race again! My favorite marathon so far!

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Best race ever
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 11/01/2017
H.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

The marine corps marathon was the best race I've done! I was worried about being stuck behind a lot of people who also run the race but I was able to get right up front and run at my pace. I qualified for the Boston Marathon in this race and nothing beats that!

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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The best marathon
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j.....@gmail.com
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It's not called the people's marathon for nothing. All fitness level welcome. Very energetic crowd. Marines cheer and motivate you all the way. Loved everything.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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AD review
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D.....@comcast.net
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Overall, a very good experience. Well organized and, given the mass of athletes participating, easy to get to the start line. My only criticism is that more time should be given between the start of the hand cyclist participants and the runners. The course features a hill in the first few miles. The difference in the start time is not enough for the cyclists to summit the hill before most runnners catch them. This results in congestion that can be avoided.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Underwhelmed by little details
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P.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

The organization of the race logistics was amazing. The Marines on course were outstanding, they were motivating and so kind. I was unimpressed with the "award" winning expo. The website said the first people in the expo both days would get a book, this didn't happen sat. Most of the vendors were apathetic sat morning, and the samples that were supposed to be in the launch zone were no where to be found. The fact that the expo was held so out of the way was baffling. And having to pay such an outrageous fee to park at the expo was ridiculous considering the amount of the registration fee and that we were required to go to the expo to pick up our race packet. Picking up the packet and shirt was extremely organized and easy to navigate.
Getting through security was simple and the Marines manning the check point were efficient and friendly.
The opening ceremony was amazing! Although it was hard to hear the announcer, even all the way in the front. The lady who performed the national anthem was amazing. The delay in the start was a bit nerve wracking since the checkpoint times weren't going to be altered to reflect the delay.
The course was so beautiful, although the hills were down played in course descriptions.
The water stations were well manned and the volunteers were all friendly and motivating, even for us back of the packers. I was pleased with the number of water stations made available. I loved seeing the Vaseline being passed out, but wish this had been shared on the website or the app; because I would have much rather worn a skirt for the warm weather.
The photographers were great, positioning themselves with great vantage points for the most part. The lack of photography crossing the finish line and receiving medals was very disappointing since I had pre purchased a package. And the lack of finish line videos for those of us finishing after the 5 hour mark is just unprofessional. I was looking forward to having the moment as I crossed the finish at my first marathon (a bucket list item doing the mcm) captured. The failure to stick around for ALL the finishers shows poor planning and poor execution. There was no adapting and overcoming.
The crowd support was magical! I have never seen so many people hang around for the last participants as I did there. It was truly special.
The Marines in the finish area were so wonderful. They motovated, high fived, congratulated, and checked on those that looked like they might need assistance. They went above and beyond in my opinion. To still be so cheerful made my experience all that it was.
The medal is beautiful! The participant shirt would be great if it wasn't for the mock turtleneck. Having the finisher shirts available at the expo and the finish festival would have been great, instead of having to order online.
The finish festival was so so. Running out of beer was a bit disappointing, as well as not being able to walk the festival with the beer.
Overall it was a life changing experience. I am so thankful i made it in the lottery and look forward to running this event again, knowing to not expect the expo to be mind blowing and to not expect all the perks for the back of the packers as the elite runners.

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Amazing experience
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J.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

One of the best and most amazing experiences. Everything from the start to the finish was well done and planned. From the parachutes at the start to the silent and inspiring Blue Mile and the Beat the Bridge. Crossing that finish line has got to be the best moment of my life so far and definitely in my running life. Amazing and perfect for someone's first, fifth or last marathon.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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MCM 2017
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G.....@hotmail.com
| 1 Review

The marine corps marathon is the best organized and thought out race ive ever done, and I've done over 9. The course is phenomenal, the crowd support is hands down supreme, the flow after completing the race is acc easy transition. I love running this race.

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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Adapt, Improvise, Overcome
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N.....@hotmail.com
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First time running the MCM and the experience was great! Volunteers and support throughout the course and a fantastic start with the Flag being parachuted in by a former Navy seals parachute team. The scenery was a perfect distraction from the effort of running 26.2.
Will be doing this race again and recommend it as great first marathon run. Plan for a extra day and take in all the great sites around DC!

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced.

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Great race!
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H.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

Had an incredible time at MCM. Impeccably organized and running with military service members really keeps you motivated when you hit the wall. Beautiful views throughout the race and frequent water stations.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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MCM: Always a great race!
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t.....@msn.com
| 1 Review

This was my 3rd time running MCM. The race is well organized and the support from the crowd & Marines is top notch. True, you have to run uphill for the finish, but with all the cheering, it's not too bad. Definitely put this race on your list!

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Marine corps marathon
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j.....@aol.com
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Was a great race all in all. My only complaint, my friends who tried to track me through the App had a lot of problems doing it.
Otherwise everything else was top notch.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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MCM = a good race
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 10/29/2017
E.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

The most race support of any run I've ever done with Marines who no doubt we're up at 3:30 AM but never would let you know that. The course first half is excellent, sightseeing through DC. The second half is more highways and this year got a little hot unfortunately. Didn't turn out to be my best race but ran the people's marathon with the people and got the salute at the end. Very fun. Recommend this race to any and all of my friends.

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Experience level is Experienced.

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MCM.2017
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s.....@yahoo.com
| 2 Reviews

It was Amazing. After completing the Navy Air force Marathon in september this was by far worth paying for. The vibe, shaking hands with the service men and women made it even better. The goodie
bags top it all. I can't wait for 2018

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: 10K.
Experience level is Beginner.

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MCM.2017
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s.....@yahoo.com
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It was Amazing. After completing the Navy Air force Marathon in september this was by far worth paying for. The vibe, shaking hands with the service men and women made it even better. The goodie
bags top it all. I can't wait for 2018

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Amazing
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m.....@yahoo.com
| 1 Review

This race was hands down the most amazing race I have ever run. Everything ran smoothly but the other runners are what made this race. There were times I looked around and seeing the remembrance shirts and veterans running that it was hard not to tear up. I'm hoping to get a place next year for the full marathon but if not, I will absolutely be coming back for the 10k.

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Experience level is Beginner.

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Would do again
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 10/28/2017
d.....@aol.com
| 1 Review

This was my first MCM and I will definitely do it again. It seemed well organized, it was challenging, but it was also worth every step. To be surrounded by history and heros the entire was is perfect. The course itself had its challenges but was truly great.

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Experience level is Beginner.

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MCM 2017
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S.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

MCM is a race of it's own. It will move you and push you at your weakest moment. It is always an honor to run the people's marathon!

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Wonderful Event
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R.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

The MCM was a fantastic event. The USMC had all the details thought out. The water and fuel stations were plenty. The energy, course and atmosphere were all great. I will definitely run this race again.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Very humbling and inspiring
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 10/27/2017
K.....@gmail.com
| 2 Reviews

This race was amazing! I never would have been able to finish in the heat without all the amazing crowd support and the military personnel! Thank you so so much!!!! A+ Love the swag too!!!!

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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1st timer mcm
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G.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

Well organized and motivated marathon. Need more the runners to have alittle etiquette. Ear phones in and was hard to pass.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Great race!
RaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.comRaceThread.com 10/27/2017
B.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

Great race!!! Marines run a great race! The heat was very tough-but that has nothing to do with the organization of the race.

Expo-great! Loved the location.
Course is amazing -great views.
Spectators were great.

Only negative thing I can say is that I wish there were more water stops-they should of added more with the heat.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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A humbling, emotional and wonderful experience.
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So many people told me many things about this race that I didn't know what to expect from it. I was told it was unique and to enjoy it. So i did! I had a great time, enjoyed it mile by mile despite of the heat. I was truly motivated by seeing others with so many disadvantages and still doing this amazing race. So many beautiful views and so many people cheering all of us. I will definitely do it again! The marines were so great and it was wonderful to get my medal by one of them. One of the most beautiful medals I've ever seen! #runwiththemarines

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Best marathon ever
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The Marine Corps Marathon is the best I have ever run. The crowd arms running fields is so amazing and supportive. The staff on race day and the expo are our of this park. I recommend all marathoners run this race.

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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Awesome run
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I thought this was a very well run race and race weekend I found the found the shuttle service to the expo and race easy to navigate and I never had to wait more than a minute or two. Every Marine I encountered was polite, happy, helpful and respectful. What a fabulous representation of the Marine Corp.

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced.

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Marathon experience
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The marathon itself is fantastic! The heat was a huge factor in this year's race.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Hilly, but worth it!
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Very moving race! Absolute must for anyone who is patriotic! Beautiful course with amazing sights!

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Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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Iconic DC Race
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Laine DAugustine | 1 Review

This race is a bit expensive but totally worth the price. It's extremely well run, very well supported, and you can't beat the views as you run through Arlington and DC.

Raced in 2010 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced.

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2014 & 2015 Marine Corps Marathon
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Mbusser21 | 1 Review

Minor security issue in 2015, but Totally worth the wait.

Raced in 2015 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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MCM 2016
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Mkdugan | 1 Review

This was a great race! Amazing crowd support, well organized!

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner and stayed in Hotel.

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Excellent
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Mytwinboys | 1 Review

This was my third marathon and my favorite one. Didn't have a pr but enjoyed every bit of running by the monuments. Everyone should run this race. Great support throughout. The shuttles were excellent

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced and stayed in Hotel.

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MCM Review
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Babysully | 1 Review

Great event! I would run this again for sure - only negative would be the water stations from about 15 on were sparse. Especially across the bridge and after we really needed more water as the heat increased rapidly.

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Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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Always a favorite race!
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RaceThread.com  runnergirl26.2 | 1 Review

Four years ago, this was my first marathon so it will always hold a special place in my heart! Great cheerleaders on the side lines, relatively flat course and great aide stations. The course is constantly changing and I wasn't a huge fan of the Pentagon parking lot this year before heading into Crystal City. But the other course changes didn't bother me. The finish line is always inviting, challenging and heartwarming! Love everyone cheering you on! The finish festival is fun too. The walk to find your family is long, but exactly what us marathoners need so we don't cramp up.

Bring your own post race fuel, the fuel fit boxes have good munchies, but not the best for post race! Missing some fruit/pretzels/chocolate milk. But great fuel along the course. Tons of water and gatorade stations.

Packet pick up this year was SO much better than before! Same goes for the Expo! I would run it year after year! Take it all in!

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Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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My Favorite Race So Far!
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Hanssie1 | 1 Review

This race was extremely inspiring to run. I loved every moment of it. Everything was well organized. The packet pickup was a breeze. The race expo was a bit crowded, but the race itself was perfect. The course had great cheering crowds almost the entire route, the marines at every mile cheering us on were super motivating and the medals were awesome!

I will definitely be back to run this one again. My favorite race thus far!

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Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced and stayed in Hotel.

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Great experience
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Runnikrun | 1 Review

Great race. Thought it was put together nicely. The parking and shuttle was very convenient compared to other races. I enjoyed the crowd support was great. I heard a ton of great things about this race so I was pleased to have my first marathon be with the Marines. Will definitely sign up again.
The expo was just ok I parked in the garage to save on some money but I can't stand the harbor with the traffic flow.

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Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner and stayed in Not Applicable.

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Great marathon!
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RaceThread.com  slbarrett72 | 1 Review

Great marathon course. Very well organized from start to finish.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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Highly Recommend
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Luckystarr852 | 1 Review

Ran MCM as my first marathon after years of running multiple halfs/year. First class experience from registration to finish. Having the Marines lining the way as you charged up the last stretch to the Iwo was inspiring. The crowd support along the course was amazing. Would highly recommend this race to everyone.

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Raced in 2015 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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MCM 2016
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Emma1495 | 1 Review

This was a great race! I really enjoyed the amazing crowd support, the ease of access to the start line, and the historical route through downtown D.C. The expo was somewhat difficult to get to, and parking was expensive, but the race itself was very easy to manage. The route had a few unusual parts where it felt like we were simply running in a parking lot to ahead a mile in, but most of the race was through beautiful scenery.

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Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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Great First Marathon
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reradulo | 1 Review

Aside from exits being closed and almost not making it to the start line, I loved this race and thought it was an excellent first marathon for myself. So much crowd support and motivation along the way. 10/10 would do it again.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner and stayed in Hotel.

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Great race, sketchy logistics
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amamon | 1 Review

Pros: Incredible course support the entire way; there is something magical about having a marine tell you to "keep it moving!" The Wear Blue Mile will bring you to tears and it is amazing to run through D.C. without having to stop for cars. It is a bit hillier, than you would think, though, so be prepared (a lot of people seem to think it's flat because it's D.C. - D.C. isn't flat). Cons: Way too crowded in the beginning; they need to work on corral spacing and actually organizing people based on time. I spent the first ten miles dodging people rather than setting a pace (and I was lined up in the right place for my finish time). Not enough water stops (it was hotter than normal, yes, but my handheld was empty by mile 12 - not a good sign). Way too much walking - I waited (standing/walking) in line for 35 minutes for the shuttle to the start, then walked (according to my GPS) almost a mile before I got to the start line. At the end, it was a half mile to the Family Link zone. And packet pick up... I work in D.C. on the mall and it took me over 3 hours to get to the pick up, get my bib, and get back to work. They need to hold it in a more central location. All the cons are easily managed and fixed, and I hope they do so, because this is an incredible and moving race to participate in!

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Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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Espirit de Corps Marathon
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Run26.2Girl | 1 Review

This was my 1st time running the MC Marathon, and it was a phenomenal experience. From packet pick up to finisher pictures, this was one of the highly organized races I ran to date . The motivation along the run was the most inspirational and inspiring to keep me focused when I wanted to walk. Calling this the "People's Marathon" is the right title. Nothing will ever compare to this race. Thank you Marines!

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Experience level is Experienced and stayed in Hotel.

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People's Marathon indeed
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waisyu | 1 Review

This is my 2nd time running this marathon. In 2015, I ran it for the first time and was my first marathon, so it holds a special place in my heart. Will continue to do it.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Not Applicable.

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Fantastic Race
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Jen2016 | 1 Review

Loved the course and the crowds. Only complaint - not enough water stops especially around the bridge, and running out of cups in Crystal City was horrible. Overall though, it was a very impressive event and I would recommend it to anyone.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Beginner and stayed in Hotel.

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One of the best Marathons
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tomell | 1 Review

One of the best races I have ever been in. The Marines put on a great race and the hospitality was second to none. If you want a first class race experience I would suggest the MCM!

Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Experienced and stayed in Hotel.

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1st Marathon, 1st MCM<
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jjofDC | 1 Review

What's not to love. From the start, the Marines, the moving and touching Blue Mile, Spectators by the hundred, Signs by the thousand. A memorable race for sure. Looking forward to next year and many more after that.

Raced in 2016 and competed in Running: Marathon.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Not Applicable.

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One Of A Kind
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Bull3001997 | 1 Review

Whether military or not, running in memory of someone, or just going for a new PR, this event is one of a kind with Marines supporting you every step.

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Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Hotel.

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