FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Cline Johnson
Marine Corps Marathon PR Coordinator
Marine Corps Marathon Salutes Runners in 2007
Registration values include entry fee rollback, souvenir ChampionChip
and pasta discounts
QUANTICO, Va. - (March 27, 2007) - The Marine Corps Marathon has announced
a reduced 2007 online entry fee of $80, a nearly 10% rollback from 2006.
Registration includes all race materials, a free subscription to the online
virtual trainer, a $10 discount on a MCM Pasta Mess Tent ticket, bib, mock
neck participant shirt, and single use souvenir commemorative chip. Online
rolling registration begins on Wednesday, May 9 at noon eastern at
MarineMarathon.com. The 32nd MCM will be held in Arlington, Virginia and
the nation's capital on Sunday, October 28.
"Since 2002, the MCM race field has increased every year landing as 4th
largest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th largest marathon in the world and
for that the Marines thank the running community," said Rick Nealis, MCM
Race Director. "The MCM mission is to promote physical fitness and the
entry fee savings is intended to provide additional incentive for
individuals to commit to training for and finishing 'The People's
In addition to the entry fee rollback, registered runners will receive a
free subscription to the online virtual trainer, designed by Olympian Jeff
Galloway. Runners will opt-in for daily or weekly emails featuring training
tips to achieve a variety of finish time goals, plus health, fitness and
nutrition messages. Runners may also access an online training log and
community message board.
"While similar online programs are sold for a fee by other events, the MCM
remains committed to supporting every runner beginning at registration and
culminating at the Marine Corps War Memorial finish line," said Nealis.
"Every registered MCM runner will have the opportunity to do their best,
whether that means just crossing the finish line or setting a personal
Runners from across the country and around the world can register on a
first come, first served basis by clicking the link to registration on the
MCM website. The process includes accepting a waiver, completing the
registration form, clicking through a payment and receiving a confirmation
email. Confirmation emails will include a runner's registration number,
imperative to access e-confirmation cards online beginning in August.
E-confirmation cards are required at event check-in.
Runners in the national capital region can avoid the anticipated online
frenzy and register early at the MCM Registration Rally at Pentagon Row on
Tuesday, May 8 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. 1,000 guaranteed entries will be
available to would-be marathoners. The third annual Registration Rally will
feature food sampling, health and fitness products, giveaways from Pentagon
Row merchants, live music and more! Runners must be present to register and
entries will not be accepted after 1:00pm.
Voted "Best Marathon for Families", 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 32nd Marine Corps Marathon to be held on Sunday,
October 28, 2007 in Arlington, VA is presented by USAA, Brooks Sports, Inc.
and Cisco Systems.
Visit MarineMarathon.com for more information.