FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marine Corps Marathon to Open Deferment Program on Aug. 1
Registered Runners Unable to Participate at
Oct. 28 Marathon can Delay to 2013
QUANTICO, VA (July 30, 2012) - On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Marine Corps
Marathon (MCM) will open the Deferment Program for all registered runners
unable to participate in the 37th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The deferment option available at www.marinemarathon.com enables runners to
obtain a guaranteed spot to re-register for the following year's MCM which
will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. MCM participants can choose the
deferment option for a fee of $46. There is no additional fee to
re-register in 2013. An entry and its subsequent re-registration may only
be deferred one time.
The MCM Deferment Program is open from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, after that time
runners will no longer be able to postpone their marathon participation.
"The Deferment Program can be a welcomed option for a registered runner who
is facing an unforeseeable injury or personal conflict that will prevent
them from participating in the MCM this year," says MCM Director Rick
Nealis. "The MCM makes deferment available so runners may still find
motivation in running 'The People's Marathon.'"
All runners who complete the online deferment form will receive an
instructional email in early 2013, explaining the MCM re-registration
process. Runners must then register during the open period for all
deferments, which will be announced early next year.
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
The 37th MCM sponsored by Arlington County, Boeing, Brooks, GE, Geico and
Nissan will be held on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, VA. No federal or
Marine Corps endorsement is implied.