FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Cline
Wanted: 30,000+ Runners to Register for the Marine Corps Marathon
Runners are urged to show their patriotism and pride
by registering on May 17 at noon EST
QUANTICO, VA – Help the Marine Corps Marathon set the record straight:
Runners can’t wait to join the United States Marines on Sunday, October 29
at the Arlington, VA start line! Show patriotic pride by being among the
first to log on to www.marinemarathon.com on Wednesday, May 17 at noon
eastern to register! The revamped MCM website is ready for the challenge of
registering 30,000+ runners in less than the prevailing record of 62 hours
and 19 minutes set in 2005.
"In 2005, eager would-be marathoners set a personal best for the MCM with a
62 hour and 19 minute close out," said Rick Nealis, MCM Race Director. "I'd
like to challenge runners to show their patriotism by helping us close out
even faster in 2006!"
The $88 entry fee includes a goodie bag, bib, coveted mock neck shirt, and
for the first time, a souvenir single-use ChampionChip. The design,
featuring the MCM logo on a camouflage background, is for the runner to
keep as a lasting memory of their accomplishment.
The simple registration process takes just minutes and includes accepting a
waiver, completing the registration form, clicking through a payment and
receiving a confirmation email. Confirmation emails will include a runner’s
registration number, imperative to access e-confirmation cards online
beginning in August. E-confirmation cards are required at event check-in. A
course tour and training video, technical training apparel, and Pasta Mess
Tent tickets will be for sale. Also available for purchase is the
Commemorative Personalized ChampionChip. Different from the single-use chip
provided with registration, this yellow chip is reusable and available for
a $35 fee (plus $3 shipping and handling). Runners may use this chip to at
races worldwide and, of course, at future MCMs.
Join the MCM for a mid-day break on May 16, the day prior to the opening of
online registration, and be one of the first to get an entry into the MCM.
1,000 early entries will be available at the MCM Registration Rally from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Pentagon Row in Crystal City, VA. Enjoy music
from the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band, health and fitness displays, food
samples, information, demonstrations, great products from Pentagon Row
merchants and more!
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 October 29, 2006. Rolling Registration opens on May 17th, 2006 at
noon eastern. Visit marinemarathon.com for
For media information, contact Beth Cline, Marine Corps Marathon Public
Relations Coordinator at (703) 432-1165, or .
No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied.