FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Cline
Marine Corps Marathon Thanks Active Duty Military
with Registration Special
Limited time offer includes discounted registration fee
and early entry beginning April 1
QUANTICO, Va. - (March 23, 2006) - Nearly six weeks before registration for
the 31st Marine Corps Marathon opens to the general public, active duty
military personnel (foreign and domestic) will be invited to log on to
www.MarineMarathon.com for a special discounted entry, the MCM has announced.
Active duty armed forces members can download the special Military Discount
application on www.MarineMarathon.com beginning April 1. By printing the
form, filling it out completely and submitting a photocopy of their active
duty military ID card, servicemen and women are eligible for a $75 entry
fee, more than $10 off the regular registration fee. Packages with payment
should be submitted postmarked by May 16 to Marine Corps Marathon, Attn:
Military Registration, PO Box 188, Quantico, VA 22134 or faxed to (703)
784-2265. Entries without payment and/or proof of active duty will not be
"MCM would not be possible without the tireless help and support of active
duty Marines and Sailors each year," said Rick Nealis, MCM Race Director.
"To thank them for their efforts and honor all those active duty military
members proudly serving their country, the MCM is happy to offer an early
and discounted registration into 'The People's Marathon'."
Military personnel will be sent an email confirming receipt and processing
of their registration. Be sure to keep the confirmation number contained in
the email, as this will be needed to retrieve confirmation e-card in
September, required for Packet Pick-up located at the DC Armory, October
27-28 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Voted "Best Marathon for Families" by HerSports Magazine, the Marine Corps
Marathon continues a combined tradition of dedication, sportsmanship and
patriotism. Since its inception, over 300,000 civilian and military runners
from all walks of life have participated, deservingly earning the event its
nickname "The People's Marathon." The 31st Marine Corps Marathon will be
held on Sunday, October 29, 2006. Rolling Registration opens on Wednesday,
May 17, 2006 at noon EST. Visit www.MarineMarathon.com for more information.
For media information, contact Beth Cline, Marine Corps Marathon Public
Relations Coordinator at (703) 432-1165, or .