Event Information

Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the most prestigious marathons in the country. It is held each fall in Washington, DC and attracts 30,000 runners. The Marine Corps Marathon has the title, 'The People's Marathon,' and is nicknamed the 'Marathon of the Monuments' because it passes many historic sites, such as the Lincoln, Washington, World War II, and Jefferson Memorials. This year, the MCM has once again invited The Carefree Foundation and the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) as charity partners. These two organizations have combined resources to raise funds to provide medical relief around the world through the Finish for Kids team. The MCM guarantees its charity partners a certain number of spots in the race. This year, regular MCM registration is on a lottery basis. Secure your race number by joining us.

Race Date

The 2019 Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 27, 2019.


Packet Pickup

Remember to bring the eCard to Packet Pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo presented by Cigna, at the Gaylord National Resort (201 Waterfront Street) at National Harbor. The two-day event opens with an exciting ribbon breaking ceremony featuring the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, October 25.

  • Friday, October 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 26 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In order to have a designated individual pick up the packet for a registered participant, the runner must sign his or her E-Card and provide the individual attending the Expo a photocopy of a Photo ID (driver’s license, government ID, passport). The proxy will be required to sign the form and also show and provide a photocopy of their own Photo ID.


You are only given a unique link to obtain your bib registration information after you have completely fundraised with Finish for Kids. Upon successful completion of your minimum fundraising requirement, you must notify Finish for Kids and you will be provided a dedicated link so you can register directly with the Marine Corps Marathon.  This will allow you to secure your bib for the marathon. 

The official MCM and MCM10K participant bibs feature the timing device attached to the reverse side of the bib. These must remain in place for proper timing to occur.

Emergency medical and contact information form is also on the back of the bib. All participants must complete this information.

The UPS Baggage Sticker will be attached to the reverse side of every MCM and MCM10K bib. The sticker features the runner's bib number and the assigned UPS truck to be utilized for baggage drop off and pick up on event day. Carefully peel the front of the sticker off the backing and attached to the clear plastic bag to facilitate easy identification by UPS volunteers.