FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Beth Cline
Public Relations Coordinator
The Few, The Proud, The Race Directors
The Marine Corps Marathon's Race Directors Boot Camp
Enlist at MarineMarathon.com
QUANTICO, Va. - (June 23, 2005) - The Marine Corps Marathon is looking for
a few good race officials to enlist in the Marine Corps Marathon Race
Director Boot Camp, a three-day conference held on October 28-30, 2005 in
Washington, D.C. Boot Camp takes race directors through field exercises and
training needed to accomplish the mission of staging a world-class event.
Recruits will participate in recon exercises at the MCM Runners' Expo,
experience execution of the mission first hand with their VIP pass on Race
Day and learn operational tactics through seminars with expert drill
instructors. Briefs will cover a wide range of topics including information
technology, marketing, economic impact, operations and leadership.
Recruits trade the chow hall for a dining experience and networking
opportunity on the Spirit of Washington's Marine Spirit Dinner Cruise and
are also invited to put on their civilian attire for a mixer with the Boot
Camp Commanding Officer. Instead of camies, boot camp participants will
receive the coveted uniform of a MCM mock-neck shirt and an opportunity to
take the ultimate PFT (physical fitness test) with an entry into the closed
out MCM or the MCM 8K.
"Batten down the hatches race directors. It's time to toughen up. This
ain't no VIP schmoozefest, you're in Marine Corps Marathon Race Directors
Boot Camp now!" warns Rick Nealis of MCM Boot Camp.
Up for the challenge? Applications and additional information including
partner hotels are available online at MarineMarathon.com Cost for the
weekend is $285.
The Marine Corps Marathon continues a combined tradition of dedication,
sportsmanship and patriotism. Since its inception, over 300,000 civilian
and military runners from all walks of life have participated, deservingly
earning the event its nickname "The People's Marathon." The sold-out 30th
Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 30, 2005. Visit
MarineMarathon.com for more information.