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 retrieving race materials at Packet Pick-up, part of the MCM Health and Fitness Expo.
Now that you’ve downloaded your E-Confirmation card, you should have your bib number! Please note for 2007 bib numbers have been randomly assigned and runners will be able to select their start corral based on their expected finish time.
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!
Make the MCM a Family Event
Even the youngest members of the family can get in on the race day fun. Children ages 6-13, can take on the challenge of the Healthy Kids Fun Run.
Get split times and finish information instantly on a pager, text messaging number or e-mail with Remote Runner Tracking. 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.
Every MCM finisher will receive one of the newly designed MCM medals. Additionally, the MCM presents more than 400 awards in a variety of categories, most of which are mailed to winners after the race. Finishers can check out their race results on the MCM website and will be able to download their finisher certificate on a customizable results page soon after race day.
Replacing the Post Race Results CD will be individualized finisher webpages, created by MCM partner, MarathonFoto. The customizable site will offer runners access to their race results and photos, plus interactive features like RunPix, Map Track, and more.
Purchase a special edition Marine Corps Marathon runner's chip. This chip is reusable and can be worn at all ChampionChip events around the world to serve as a reminder of a great run with the Marines.