FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
36th Marine Corps Marathon Program Debuts Online
New Program Salutes MCM Runners, History and Recalls Post-9/11 Race
QUANTICO, VA (Sept. 22, 2011) - The 2011 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) event
program "Salute" now is available online in a digital, interactive version
as the anticipation for the October 30 event grows for 30,000 participants
who will run the 26.2 mile event through Northern Virginia and the nation's
"Salute" features celebrity runner and Marine Corps Reservist Drew Carey;
profiles runners including preeminent polar explorer Robert Swan OBE and
six-time MCM finisher and comedian Liz Miele; and provides a retrospective
of the 25th MCM held post-9/11. The program also includes the MCM Weekend
schedule, Spectator Guide, technology enhancements and the 2011 MCM course
map with new changes to this year's route.
The magazine-style 64-page program was written by the MCM staff and
designed by the Bates Creative Group, an award-winning graphic design
agency that has generated projects for the U.S. Marine Corps, Pentagon
Memorial Fund and numerous private corporations.
"Salute" is available on the MCM website at www.marinemarathon.com and will
be presented in magazine form to attendees of the Health & Fitness Expo,
held at the DC Armory from Oct. 27-29, the three days prior to the 36th
"The 2011 event program showcases 'The People's Marathon' from the start of
the race to the amazing finish with great appreciation for the thousands of
participants and spectators who help make this one of the most exciting
marathons in the world," says Rick Nealis, MCM Director.
The 36th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at 8 a.m. on Route
110 in Arlington, VA.
For media information regarding the Marine Corps Marathon and other running
events, contact Tami Faram, MCM Public Relations Coordinator at
About the MCM: 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 name, "The People's
Marathon." The MCM, sponsored by Brooks, Aetna, Arlington, VA and GE, is
the fifth largest marathon in the United States and the ninth largest in
the world. The 36th MCM will be held on Oct. 30 in Arlington, VA. No
federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.
About Bates Creative Group: Bates Creative Group is a national
award-winning creative agency focused on developing brands, messages and
organizations through visual communication and artistic brand momentum.
Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Bates Creative Group has received more
than 70 design awards for its work for organizations as diverse as Cisco
Systems, the American Marketing Association, the Land Trust Alliance, the
Pentagon Memorial Fund and the U.S. Marine Corps. For more information,