FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Cline
Marine Corps Marathon Website to Get New Look in Late March
QUANTICO, Va. - (March 21, 2006) - The Marine Corps Marathon website,
www.MarineMarathon.com, will be getting its first major overhaul in three
years, thanks to the help of partner The Active Network, MCM officials have
announced. Set to launch in late March, the site will be completely
revitalized with a convenient navigational design, more comprehensive
information and added visuals for MCM alums, would-be marathoners and
The new site improves navigation of critical content including registration
for the MCM, Healthy Kids Fun Run and newly announced MCM 10K. The updated
design also keeps many visitor favorites including a searchable results
page offering historical data, links to MCM merchandise and commemorative
products, the Virtual Trainer and the how-to guide for race day spectators.
The MCM website has added new sections for runners and their families like
the Visiting VA page for links to many great attractions, restaurants and
shopping opportunities. Kids can visit the new Kids Run section to meet
Miles, the MCM mascot, follow his kid-friendly links to other great health
and fitness sites and even view his online photo album. Spectators can find
out more about joining the new MCM Roar Corps and learn how to track their
runner on race day.
"Www.MarineMarathon.com will continue to offer MCM runners great services and
information, but with a whole new look," explained Rick Nealis, MCM Race
Director. "I hope the new site will help spread the MCM message of health
and fitness to the community with a more appealing and user-friendly way."
Voted "Best Marathon for Families" by HerSports magazine, 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 31st Marine Corps Marathon will be
held on Sunday, October 29, 2006. Rolling Registration opens on May 17,
2006 at noon EST. Visit www.MarineMarathon.com for more information.