FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
35th Marine Corps Marathon Bibs Still Available Through Charity Partners
Participants Can Register to Run While Celebrating a Significant Cause
QUANTICO, VA (July 6, 2010) - Through July, runners interested in
registering for the sold-out 35th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on October 31
can register for the 2010 event through the MCM Charity Partners. With more
than 80 charities, the partnership between MCM and the international,
national and local charity partners offers marathon participants a wide
variety of charitable causes.
By linking to the MCM Charity Partner page at www.marinemarathon.com, runners
can directly contact any one of the MCM charity partners for registration,
training and fundraising information. Each charity is responsible for
registering marathon participants, while offering different levels of
fundraising requirements and goals.
All of the money raised goes to the individual charity.
The 35th MCM sold out in just under six days. More than 30,000 are
registered to run the 26.2 mile event through Arlington and the nation's
Called "The People's Marathon," MCM is the fourth largest in the United
States and the eighth largest marathon in the world with runners
participating from more than 50 countries.
An entire weekend of MCM events are planned starting with the two-day
Health and Fitness Expo on October 29 and 30; the annual Healthy Kids Fun
Run for ages 6 to 13 on Saturday, October 30; and the MCM10K (6.2 mile)
that begins on the National Mall and finishes with the MCM at the Marine
Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA on October 31.
Voted the best marathon for families, the Marine Corps Marathon honors the
dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from
all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize
money, earning the nickname as "The People's Marathon." The MCM is the
fourth largest marathon in the United States and the eighth largest in the
world. The 35th Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 31, in
Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.
For more information about becoming a 2011 MCM Charity Partner, contact
Hannah Maier, MCM Sponsorship Coordinator at .