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MCM Registration is Now Closed
   
Iím Registered. Now What?
   
MCM Deferment Policy
   
Sign Up for the Free MCM Virtual Trainer
   
Hotel Reservations Made Easy
   
Carb-Load for Race Day with the MCM
   
MCM Event Series
   
Fitness for the Family
   
Run with the ClifBar Pace Team
   
Survey of the Month
   
Look Great While You Train
   
News Sprint
   
 



Welcome to the Extra Mile, presented by JetBlue

Welcome to The Extra Mile, the official newsletter of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Congratulations on making the commitment to train and run in "The Peopleís Marathon".

Train Hard! Train Smart!
And in the tradition of the Marine Corps stay "always faithful" to your goals!
"Semper Fi"

As always: If you have an interesting or inspiring story relating to your participation in the 33rd  MCM, please email the MCM

MCM Registration is Now Closed

MCM Registration closed out in just five days! Know someone who still wants to run? A limited number of entries remain available through the MCM Charity Partners

Iím Registered. Now What?

Be sure to retain the confirmation email you received upon completion of the registration process. You will need this to download your E-confirmation card from the MCM website later this summer.The E-confirmation card is necessary for retrieving race materials at Packet Pick-up, part of the three-day MCM Health and Fitness Expo

MCM Deferment Policy

Registered but unable to run? You can defer your 2008 MCM entry to 2009.  The deferment policy allows registered runners to postpone their 2008 run for a guaranteed spot in the 2009 MCM. Simply fill out the Deferment Request Form. A $25 deferment fee is required, but the entry fee will convey to 2009.

Sign Up for the Free MCM Virtual Trainer

Let the MCM help with your training! Registered runners are invited to sign up for the Virtual Trainer, designed by Coach Jeff Galloway, a free service as part of your $88 MCM entry fee. Also included are all race materials, bib, mock neck participant shirt, goodie bag, a three month subscription to Runners World, courtesy of Saturn and single use souvenir commemorative chip.

Hotel Reservations Made Easy

As you make your plans for MCM weekend, check out Race Headquarters at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill , or make travel plans through the MCM’s Travel Desk. Don’t miss great airfare deals from MCM sponsor JetBlue Airways and other national carriers.

Carb-Load for Race Day with the MCM

Carb-load in style at the MCM Carbo Dining In on Saturday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, great entertainment, giveaways and guest speaker, Dave McGillivary, Race Director for the Boston Marathon. The Carbo Dining In will feature two seatings, 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

MCM Event Series

Incorporate other great MCM events into your marathon training. Check out the Run Amuck, to be held on June 21, a 5K course featuring a variety of obstacles including hills, a tire dash and plenty of opportunity for runners ages 10 and up to get dirty! Families can check out the Kids Run Amuck

Fitness for the Family

Make race weekend an event for the whole family. Children ages 6-13 can register for the one-mile Healthy Kids Fun Run, presented by the Washington Post and other family members can take part in the MCM10K, presented by Aetna. Registration for both events opens online on June 4.

Run with the ClifBar Pace Team

Trying to reach a time goal? Run with the ClifBar Pace Team. Sign up at the Expo for pace groups with the following expected finish times: 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:00, 5:30.

Survey of the Month

The MCM wants to get to know you. This month, share your feedback about the registration process!

Look Great While You Train

Look great while you train! Check out Brooks’ 2008 MCM In Training line. Youíll find technical shirts and shorts that move moisture and keep you comfortable as you log the miles. Train hard, have fun, and Run Happy®! Visit the online store for discounted 2007 MCM men's and women's performance apparel.

News Sprint

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