Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Marine Corps Marathon
Marine Corps Marathon: 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Registration Today

Enrollment for the 36th Marine Corps Marathon is today at noon.

The marathon which takes place on Oct. 30 will feature up to 30,000 runners.

The registration is today at noon because it marks the anniversary of the flag raising during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

Service members who missed early registration can still sign up with the general public today.

Nearly 4,000 service members have already signed up for the race. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon 2011 entries open at noon

By Cindy Boren

Enrollment for the 36th Marine Corps Marathon, opens at noon (EST) today.

The "People's marathon," which is open to 30,000 runners, will take place Oct. 30. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Bradosky was the men's winner last year with a time of 2 hours 23 minutes 30 seconds. Janet Cherobon was the women's winner in 2:42 minutes.38.

(If you're wondering why today is the entry day, it's the anniversary of the flag raisings during World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima.) ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon 2011 Registration Starts

The Marine Corps Marathon registration open today, February 23, 2011 at noon ET. To run the Marine Corps Marathon, you must be 14 years of age by October 30th, 2011.

During registration, a runner’s bib number will be noted on the E-Card confirmation. All runners must print this card using the confirmation number received after registration. The confirmation number will be emailed approximately one month before the race and will be accessible through the MCM website. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Last day to register for Marine Corps Marathon

Active duty and reserve service members wishing to participate in the Oct. 30 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., better do it quickly — early registration ends Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.

The early registration fee is $76.50 for troops.

Once service member registration is closed, things get trickier. The field opens to the general public at noon EST Wednesday, the 66th anniversary of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. Service members who miss the deadline can still register with the general public, but they miss out on the discount. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon to Open Registration on Anniversary of Iwo Jima Flag Raising

Beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register at www.marinemarathon.com - QUANTICO, Va. - Starting at noon on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) at www.marinemarathon.com. The 36th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.

The 2011 registration date falls on the anniversary of the American flag raisings during the Battle of Iwo Jima. According to the Marine Corps History Division at Marine Corps University, the American flag was raised 66 years ago on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945, while the battle ensued. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon 2011, Perfect For Vegan Athletes

Registration for the fifth largest marathon in America, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), starts today at noon (EST)! If you register you’ll be running in the footsteps of famous eco celebrity participants like Al Gore and Oprah Winfrey. Pretty great running buds if you ask us!

The MCM is a 26.2 mile marathon that takes place in Arlington, VA and Washington DC. Known as “The People’s Marathon,” because it’s open to all runners ages 14 and up and doesn’t offer prize money for the run, this year the marathon date is set for October 30th. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon Isn't Just for Marines

The Marine Corps Marathon registration opens today at noon! This is very exciting news for people who like pain. The marathon, which will take place in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. on October 30, 2011, is called the "People's Marathon" because anyone over 14 years old is welcome to run. No qualifying times or fancy race pedigree needed. Just register, pay, and run.

Last year, over 21,000 crazy people runners took to the streets to pound their knees 26.2 miles through our nation's capital. This is your year! I'm not insane enough to try it, but you might be. Sign up today and you'll have seven months to train. You can totally do it. I'll cheer you on and carbo load with you like a champ. There are about 30,000 spots in the race -- claim yours today! Here's how. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Marine Corps Marathon registration begins

The 36th Annual Marine corps marathon coming soon.

Brittany Lawler


Runners from around the world are preparing to register for the 36th annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The date commemorates the anniversary of the flag raisings during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, Mount Suibachi on Feb. 3, 1945, while the battle proceeded. Registration for the marathon opens Wednesday at noon EST. The MCM is the fifth largest U.S. marathon and ninth in the world, according to Insider Nova. ( Read Marine Corps Marathon more... )

Courtesy : Long Island Press , The Washington Post , Daily Postal , Army Times , American Track and Field , Ecorazzi , The Stir & College News

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