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Social Media Outlets to Transmit MCM Results
Now, there’s no limit to the number of people who can track a runner’s progress at the MCM. The spectator universe has expanded infinitely as runner split times at the 10, 20, 30 and 40K marks as well as the finish time can be pushed out by email or text message or posted on a runner’s Facebook or Twitter account. Also, a live leaderboard tracking the front runners will be updated all event morning on the MCM official Facebook page. Registration for MCM social media messaging services presented by Nissan will be available starting October 20 on the MCM website. Social Media Outlets to Transmit MCM Results
MCM Course is Interactive
Wondering how far the Dunkin Donut Munchkins are from the finish line? Check out the new interactive version of the MCM Course Map. The map features clickable options to detail the various on-course services including water points, aid stations, food locations, transportation and mile markers. MCM Course is Interactive
Packet Pick-up at the DC Armory
The MCM Health and Fitness Expo presented by GE held on Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 hosts Packet Pick-up at the DC Armory for MCM and MCM10K participants. Runners will receive the official bib with b-tag timing technology. The b-tag must remain attached to the reverse side of the bib. MCM Event Programs, MCM Weekend Guides, commemorative patches and UPS baggage stickers will also be distributed. Packet Pick-up will be conducted in a tent outside the Armory. Once checked in, runners will head inside the venue to visit more than 200 booths and grab the famous MCM mock neck participant shirt—this year’s color is red. Packet Pick-up at the DC Armory
SuperSize Goodie Bags
The MCM will "super-size" 36 extra special goodie bags, in honor of the 36th anniversary of the event. The SuperSize bags contain high value products from MCM sponsors and licensees and will be randomly distributed throughout MCM Weekend by notifying runners over Facebook and Twitter where and when the next bag will be awarded. Follow the MCM on Facebook and Twitter. You may also improve your chances of getting one of the special bags by being among the first runners in line at the Health and Fitness Expo ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 27 at the DC Armory. SuperSize Goodie Bags
Virtual Goodie Bags
MCM runners do not have to wait until race weekend to sift through the coveted goodie bag for fantastic offers, prizes and retail specials. Runners will receive via email direct access to the MCM iGiftBag. This digital innovation to traditional race-day goodie bags affords runners the gift of bonus time by allowing them to take advantage of the specials in advance of event weekend. Runners can expect to receive an email with a link to the virtual goodie bag in mid-October. Virtual Goodie Bags
Get Around Guide for MCM Weekend
Free MCM Day parking is available in Crystal City at the corner of 23rd and Crystal Drive. Runners parking in this location may take the pre-race shuttle from Crystal City to Runners Village in the Pentagon North parking lot beginning at 5:30 a.m. After the MCM, shuttles depart from the Finish Festival in Rosslyn returning runners to Crystal City. These shuttles load at the corner of Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard. Additionally, shuttles will run throughout the weekend from DC Armory to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the MCM headquarters hotel and location of several MCM Weekend events. Free parking is available at the Expo, located at the DC Armory. Get Around Guide for MCM Weekend
MCM Guide to Metro
The Metro system will open at 5 a.m. on event morning. Marathon runners should use the Pentagon Station (blue or yellow line) to access the start line through Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking lot. This location hosts pre-race UPS Baggage Drop off. The Arlington Cemetery (blue line) station will not open until 8:30 a.m., after the official MCM start. On event day, this station may only be used to access to finish area or to leave post- race. The MCM10K start is convenient to the Smithsonian Metro (blue/orange line). Runners are encouraged to purchase Metro cards in advance of event day. The Finish Festival is located at the Rosslyn station (blue/orange line) and the Crystal Run Kid-tacular at Mile 22-23 is at the Crystal City station (blue/yellow line). MCM Guide to Metro
eConfirmation Cards Available Now
Scroll through your email inbox and pull out the confirmation email you received at completion of the 2011 MCM registration process. This email has the info necessary to download and print the eConfirmation Card. To obtain the official bib, runners are required to present the eConfirmation Card at Packet Pick-up, part of the Health and Fitness Expo presented by GE on October 27-29 at the DC Armory. eConfirmation Cards Available Now
Dimensions Healthcare Offers Runners Pre-MCM Guidance
Even the most seasoned runners aren't immune to aches and pains, but sometimes these issues worsen over time and require a medical intervention. The Arthritis and Joint Institute at Prince George's Hospital Center offers advanced imaging technology, computer-assisted surgical options, and a single point of contact from pain management through recovery. If you or someone you care about experiences arthritis or joint pain, please call the Arthritis and Joint Institute at Prince George's Hospital Center for more information at 301-523-1655 provided by Dimensions Healthcare System. Dimensions Healthcare Offers Runners Pre-MCM Guidance
MCM News Sprint
Crystal City offers the prime place for families to watch the MCM. Along mile 22-23 of the course, the Crystal Run Kid-tacular hosts music, games and activities for the young spectators with great views of the runners. If you plan to tweet during your MCM experience, use hashtag #36thMCM. Details about runner tracking via text message and Facebook will be available soon. To defer an entry from 2011 to 2012, registered runners must complete on an online from by October 20. All deferred runners will receive an e-mail with detailed registration instructions in January 2012. Still time to sign up young runners for the Healthy Kids Fun Run. Save on Amtrak and book your travel to the MCM by October 17 to save 25% on the Northeast Regional. Seating is limited, so get out in front and make your travel plans today. MCM News Sprint