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Marine Corps Marathon Newsletter - June 2011
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MCM Expo Expands to Three Days
The 2011 MCM Health and Fitness Expo presented by GE will expand to three days in its new location, the DC Armory. Annually one of the largest shows in the DC area, the Health and Fitness Expo serves as Packet Pick-up for MCM, MCM10K and Kids Run participants. Additionally, the show features over 200 exhibitors featuring the latest running gear, exercise apparel, food samples, fitness equipment, recovery products and health info. The 2011 event will be held from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29. MCM Expo Expands to Three Days
No MCM for You? Transfer is the Answer.
Registered runners who find themselves unable to participate in the MCM may transfer an entry to an unregistered, hopeful marathoner. It is up to the runners to find each other to execute the transfer. The MCM Facebook page is a great way to connect. If the distance has become the issue, runners may opt to run the MCM10K by shifting their entry from the MCM to the 6.2 mile event. Procedures, deadlines and fees for both options are provided on the MCM Transfer Page. No MCM for You? Transfer is the Answer.
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 convenient access 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. Runners are urged to move quickly. The MCM hotel block is over 60 percent sold. Get a Good Start at the Right Hotel
MCM10K on the Mall Has it All
With its start on the National Mall and a finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial, the MCM10K presented by Aetna offers a scenic course with thousands of spectators. Add to that, the fact that over 20,000 marathoners are just 14 miles behind you and youíve got the makings of the most exciting 10K in the nationís capital. The 10K event hosts 10,000 participants and registration has sold out for three consecutive years. So move quickly for your spot in the "Six-Mile Haul from the Mall." MCM10K
See Kids Run! Run Kids Run!
Healthy Kids Fun Run is a one-mile run for children ages 5-12 on October 30, the day prior to the MCM. Every kid gets a medal, shirt and healthy snacks from Sodexo. 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. Even though you just figured out your summer camp schedule, take time to register now and make sure your kids are part of a great day. See Kids Run! Run Kids Run!
Online Training Tool Now Available
Looking for direction to maximize your training for the MCM? Through the MCM website, runners may purchase online training plans designed for people of ALL experience levels, from the first-timer to the seasoned veteran. The multi-platform program offers runners tools to log distances, track cardio and strength training workouts, map favorite training routes, compile shoe mileage, connect with other athletes on community message boards, access a suite of training calculators, and so much more. Online Training Tool Now Available
Quantico to Rock at RunStock 5K
Plan your late summer 5K fun by registering for RunStock, an evening 3.1 mile run through Marine Corps Base Quantico on a course loaded with musical entertainment. The Saturday, August 20 run finishes at historic Butler Stadium where participants and spectators will be treated to a rockin' concert, concessions, beer garden and more. Quantico to Rock at RunStock 5K
MCM News Sprint
Gatorade will be the new on-course energy drink at the MCM...Comedian and The Price is Right host Drew Carey announced his intent to participate in the 36th MCM after completing the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon in 1:57...Entries are still available to the MCM through MCM Charity Partners...Members of the MCM Runners Club check your inbox later this summer for an invitation to the MCM Runners Club Kickoff Mixer on October 28. Any runner who has finished five or more MCMs is eligible for membership...New 2011 MCM Training Gear presented by Brooks will be available online beginning in July...Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles, will be the featured speaker in the sold-out Carbo Dining In. MCM News Sprint