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Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7
Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7

The following information was sent to us by Amy Beaulieu:

The much-anticipated opening of registration for the 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) occurs on Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. EST on the MCM website at www.marinemarathon.com.  In 2011, MCM registration closed in a record 28 hours driving the MCM name to the top of the Google trends list.  

Registration for the 37th MCM is just $92, considerably less than many other U.S. marathons. The 37th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Northern Virginia and throughout the nation's capital. 

"We are pleased to have only increased registration costs by just $4 over the past five years," says Rick Nealis MCM Director. "Even with rising prices throughout the economy and within the running industry, the Marine Corps Marathon has been able to minimize costs for its participants while hosting a world-class event."

Earlier in the day, the MCM celebrates its registration in Rosslyn, VA from noon to 1:30 p.m. on N. Lynn Street near Metro Park between 19th Street and Wilson Blvd.  The MCM Registration Roadshow features the MCM team, Miles the bulldog mascot, giveaways, prizes, vintage MCM shirt giveaways and entertainment by Mix 107.3 FM. The Registration Roadshow is free and open to the running and non-running public as a thank you to the finish line host community.  

About the MCM: Voted the "Best Marathon for Families" and the "Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic," the Marine Corps Marathon honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize money, earning the name "The People's Marathon." The 37th MCM will be held on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. 

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