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Marine Corps Marathon Launches Contest to Find Greenest Runners
FitPlanet Joins MCM Offering Two Free Entries to 2010 MCM as the Green Team
QUANTICO, VA (August 2, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and
Athletes for a FitPlanet announced today the first-ever MCM Green Team
Challenge. Runners are invited to enter the challenge to win the
opportunity to run the 35th MCM to become the MCM Green Team.
Together, the MCM and FitPlanet are encouraging runners to share the
responsibility and commitment to the environment by running green. Runners
can submit a green plan by entering the contest through www.marinemarathon.com.
All entries must detail a green plan for the most sustainable practices
during training and participation at the 35th MCM on Oct. 31, 2010 in
The contest will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 15, 2010. A team of eco-judges
will evaluate each green plan and chose two winners who best demonstrate
how they can implement the most sustainable practices while participating
in the MCM. Winners will be announced on the MCM and FitPlanet websites on
Wednesday, Aug. 18.
The winning "green" plan will be posted on the FitPlanet Green Team webpage
blog where each 2010 MCM Green Team winner will detail their overall MCM
The two winners will each receive a pair of Brooks Green Silence running
shoes, a performance shoe made from recycled and other earth-friendly
components. Other prizes include a tote made from MCM recycled finish-line
banners by Prior Life and several other items from sponsors such as Dasani.
Together, MCM and FitPlanet aim to implement environmental practices to
conserve natural resources and reduce waste, as well as set a good example
for the participants, fans and communities where MCM events are held.
"The ultimate goal of this promotion is to increase awareness and
demonstrate how runners can positively support event environmental
initiatives through planned sustainable efforts," said Marc Goldman, MCM
The Green Team Challenge is an extension of the MCM's environmental
outreach that was awarded by the Council for Responsible Sport in 2009. MCM
received silver-level certification becoming the largest event to date to
earn this distinction.
MCM Green Team
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ABOUT THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON
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 or
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 anniversary Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October
31, 2010, in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is