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Marine Corps Marathon Newsletter - July 2010
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2500 + 35= MCM
The MCM will share the celebration of its 35th anniversary with the 2500th anniversary of the battle of Marathon. It is only natural that an event organized by military would celebrate the sport's roots on the battlefield and the legendary run by Pheidippides from Marathon to the city of Athens. The flame from the city of Marathon will journey to the MCM start line and other special Greek-themed programs will occur throughout MCM Weekend. Details will be unveiled on the MCM website.
Ryan Hall to Appear at MCM Expo
Nissan is proud to sponsor Marine Corps Marathon and the Speaker Series at the Health and Fitness Expo on October 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center. Become a Facebook Fan at facebook.com/mastertheshift and get valuable training tips and videos from Nissan Master and elite marathoner, Ryan Hall. Enter
to win the all new, 100% electric, zero tailpipe emissions Nissan LEAF™. Look for Ryan Hall in the Nissan booth during both
days of the Expo and in the Speaker Series on Saturday
afternoon, October 30.
Ryan Hall
Options Available to Transfer or Defer
Registered runners who find themselves unable to participate in the MCM may either transfer an entry to an unregistered, hopeful marathoner or defer the entry for participation in the 2011 MCM. Procedures, deadlines and fees for both options are provided on the MCM Registration Page. Transfer or Defer
Get a Good Start at the Right Hotel
The MCM Travel Desk offers discounted hotel rates up to 29 percent off prices quoted by other online hotel services. For easy access to National Airport or the MCM Shuttles, stay in a Crystal City hotel. If you want to roll back to your hotel after crossing the finish line, Rosslyn hotels are for you. Want to be close to the sites in DC, stay at the MCM HQ Hotel, the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Sort your options by price or proximity to the start, finish or expo by booking through the MCM Travel Desk but do it quickly, hotel blocks are selling fast. Hotel Deals
MCM10K on Halloween: A Treat for Runners
For consecutive years, the MCM10K field has expanded and each year it has sold out. In 2010, the MCM10K reaches 10,000 runners. All participants will receive a cool haunted National Mall competitor shirt celebrating the October 31 date of the run. Haunted 10K
Volunteers Get Great Satisfaction
Get in the race day trenches with United States Marines and be a volunteer! Online registration is open and support is needed in medical, massage, expo and more! Your support is greatly appreciated. Volunteer
Kids Run Celebrates Family Fitness
Healthy Kids Fun Run is a one-mile run for children ages 6-13 on October 30, the day prior to the MCM. As part of the fun, the Pentagon North parking lot is transformed into a family fitness festival including mascots, exciting booths, physical challenges and cool exhibits from the National Children's Museum and CNN Fit Nation. Even though it seems early to book an activity in October for the kids, take the time to register now and be part of a great day. Kids Run
Clif Pace Team Offers Timely Support
The CLIF BAR Pace Team will again be at the MCM to help runners of all abilities achieve their Marathon goal. Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the marathon and, by following a Pace Team leader, runners will cross the finish line under two minutes of a goal time. Pace Teams will be provided for the following finish times: 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. It's Free. Just fill out the online registration form. Clif
eConfirmation Cards Available in September
Be sure to retain the confirmation email you received at completion of the registration process. This email has the info necessary to download your E-confirmation card starting in September. The E-confirmation card is required to retrieve race materials at Packet Pick-up, part of the Health and Fitness Expo on October 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center.
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