MCM and MCM50K Virtual Registrations Opens Thursday


Introducing the New MCM Trifecta Coin

QUANTICO, VA (June 30, 2020) – On Thursday, July 2, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will be launching a limited registration for the virtual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and MCM50K. 

Additionally, for the first time in MCM history, ambitious runners can register for three MCM Weekend events through a combination of virtual or live MCM and MCM50K and the virtual MCM10K to complete the Trifecta. This once-in-a-lifetime challenge will reward finishers with a stunning challenge coin in addition to the corresponding finisher medals.

Bravo Zulu is a naval signal meaning, “Well Done.”  The BZ challenge coin will be distributed to individuals who complete all three events.

The virtual events must be completed between October 1 – November 10, the Marine Corps Birthday. All participants who complete a virtual event will receive the official participant shirt, commemorative bib and the corresponding finisher medal including, for marathon runners, the 45th MCM medal featuring actual volcanic ash from Iwo Jima in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the battle at that location. Runners will also have access to a digital event program, personalized finisher certificate and the Motigo MCM Audio Experience.

Registration for the virtual MCM and MCM50K events opens to the public on Thursday, July 2 at noon Eastern at and cost $45 per entry. MCM10K registration remains open at $33 per entry.

All currently registered MCM and MCM50K participants can choose between running live on October 25 in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital or transitioning to a virtual event. Wherever they choose to run, the MCMO is proud to be able to bring the spirit of the United States Marine Corps right to runners’ doorsteps.

For media information please contact Jheanel Walters, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at 703-987-3191.


The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the largest marathons in world. Recognized as “Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic,” and the “Best Marathon for Charities,” the MCM honors honor, courage and commitment of its participants. Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries participate in the MCM, the largest marathon not to offer prize money. The 45th MCM and the 2nd annual MCM50K will be held on October 25, 2020 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines