FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Long-Time Marine Corps Marathon Participants to Inspire
New Generation of Runners
MCM Runners Club Members Invited to 'Inspire a Miler' At Healthy Kids Fun
QUANTICO, VA (August 26, 2010) – Over 700 runners will participate in the
35th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) who have run five or more times in the
event. As members of the MCM Runners Club, they receive a guaranteed entry
for life to participate in "The People's Marathon" and are being called
upon to generate enthusiasm in the next generation of runners. All MCM
Runners Club members registered for the October 31 MCM will be invited via
email to Inspire A Miler on Saturday, October 30, the day prior to the 35th
At 9 a.m. in the Pentagon North parking lot, just before the start of the
Healthy Kids Fun Run, an annual one-mile event for kids ages six to 13, MCM
Runners Club members will run a 1.5 mile, untimed course demonstrating
their love of running while inspiring the young runners as they prepare for
the Healthy Kids Fun Run.
MCM Runners Club members will receive a special bib featuring the number of
their most recently achieved five-year plateau.
"Inspire A Miler enhances the MCM's mission to promote physical fitness and
community goodwill while perpetuating the future of our sport," says Rick
Nealis, MCM race director. "When 3,000 Kids Run participants see the MCM
Runners Club members in action, they will realize that this is a sport to
be enjoyed throughout your life."
MCM Runners Club members will be required to register for this event. The
invitation email details the proper registration procedures.
Children from schools across the United States will participate in the
Healthy Kids Fun Run while reaching their one-mile running goal alongside
their classmates, siblings and friends. Online registration for the Healthy
Kids Fun Run is available at www.marinemarathon.com. The Healthy Kids Fun
Run will include the Camp Miles free family fitness festival that will be
held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Pentagon North Parking lot in Arlington,
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 anniversary Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October
31, in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.