Welcome to The Extra Mile, the official newsletter of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Stay motivated to complete those final long runs by checking the MCM website to learn about all the fun activities during race weekend!
Train Hard! Train Smart!
And in the tradition of the Marine Corps stay "always faithful" to your goals!
As always: If you have an interesting or inspiring story relating to your participation in the 32nd MCM, please email the MCM.
Using the confirmation number you received in your post-registration email, retrieve your E-confirmation card by clicking here. Check the card to ensure runner information is accurate. Then, simply download and print. The E-confirmation card is necessary for all participants, MCM, MCM10K and Healthy Kids Fun Run retrieving race materials at Packet Pick-up, part of the MCM Health and Fitness Expo.
Make the MCM a Family Event
MCM10K registration has closed, but the whole family can still get in on the fun of race weekend. Younger runners, ages 6-13, can take on the challenge of the Healthy Kids Fun Run. Or, get in the trenches with the Marines and volunteer for race day.
Registered for the MCM but unable to run? Time is running out to transfer or defer an entry. Learn more and complete the forms here. Transfers end September 21 and deferments must be submitted by October 5.
Click here to participate in a short runner survey. Personal information will be kept confidential and will not be passed on to any marketing company. Participants will not be contacted again. As a token of appreciation, your participation in this survey will enter you into a drawing for a $250 VISA gift certificate, good at any retailer accepting VISA.
Extended to three days, the Health and Fitness Expo presented by CVS Caremark offers more than 200 vendor booths with everything a runner could need related to health, fitness, nutrition, running and more! Visit the interactive map to view the new layout!
The MCM knows runners already love their goodie bags, filled with coupons, and giveaways from a variety vendors and sponsors. This year, 32 extra special goodie bags will be “super-sized” and contain tremendous prizes from MCM sponsors like round trip airfare from JetBlue, Cell phones from AT&T, IPODS from USAA and more! Get in on the excitement and be sure to pick up the participant goodie bag, located inside the Health and Fitness Expo!
Get split times and finish information instantly on a pager, text messaging number or e-mail. This free service is a great way for spectators to cheer for their runner (or runners) and be there to meet them for the celebration at the finish line. Live split locations will be at the 5mile, 10 mile, 13.1 mile, 15 mile, 20 mile, 23.5 mile and the finish points. Click here to sign up.
Designed to motivate runners through their run, and to encourage spectators to cheer for runners by name, the MCM will offer special Inspiration Bibs at the Health and Fitness Expo. Simply pick one up as part of Packet Pick-up, write in the perfect name or phrase, and pin to race day clothing, in addition to the participant bib.