Beginning in 2013, the Marine Corps Marathon is offering additional running events from March through November. See the MCM Event Series schedule.
Marathon Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013. Start Time: 7:55 a.m.
Registration: Registration is now closed.
See Photos of the Marine Corps Maration
Transportation and ParkingMetro: Service begins at 5 a.m. Participants should use the Pentagon Station to enter Runner's Village in the Pentagon North Parking lot. Spectators can take Metro to the Arlington Cemetery Station to view the start, or the Rosslyn Station to view the finish. For the MCM10K take Metro to the Smithsonian Station.
Shuttles: Pre-race shuttles will run from 23rd & Crystal Drive to the Pentagon North Parking Lot beginning at 5:30 a.m. Post-race shuttles will be available at the base of the Finish Festival on Lynn Street and 19th Street and will go to the Vienna Metro Station, 23rd & Crystal Drive in Crystal City, the Pentagon Metro Station and Metro Center Station in DC.
Parking: Free parking is available in Crystal City at the corner of 23rd & Crystal Drive. Pre-race shuttle service will run from this parking location to Runner's Village beginning at 5:30 a.m. Free parking is also available at all metro stations. For parking for the 10K, see a guide to Parking Near the National Mall.
Marathon CourseThe Marine Corps Marathon starts in Arlington, VA, and winds its way through Rosslyn along Lee Highway before turning on Spout Run and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown, the course returns to the Palisades Community for a scenic view of Canal Road, and then travels down M Street, turning on Wisconsin Avenue and then K Street. The course will then pass the Kennedy Center and take runners into Hains Point at approximately the halfway point of the race. Afterwards, runners pass the Jefferson Memorial before entering the National Mall and pass numerous monuments, memorials and landmarks, such as, the Lincoln, FDR, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran's memorials, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol.
Runners return to Virginia via the 14th Street Bridge. For the final miles, runners will return past the Pentagon and along Route 110 before reaching the legendary Marine Corps War Memorial finish line.
See a map of the Marathon Route
Marine Corps Marathon Weekend EventsHealth and Fitness Expo
DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol Street SE Washington, DC.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 4-8 p.m. (Opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
More than 200 booths and interactive centers provide information about health and fitness issues. Race participates must attend to pick up their race materials: the participant bib number, safety pins, souvenir single-use ChampionChip, a commemorative MCM patch, and a goodie bag including special giveaways.
Healthy Kids Fun Run
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
North Pentagon parking lot in Arlington, Virginia. Children ages 5-12 participate in the one-mile just-for-fun event. Pre-registration is required. The free outdoor festival includes interactive games, activities and entertainment for the entire family. All participants receive an event shirt, keepsake bib and medal.
Marine Corps Marathon 10K
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:55 a.m.
The course will start at 12th and Madison Sts. on the National Mall between the National Museum of American History and the Natural History Museum. The 6.2 mile run will cross over the Potomac via the 14th Street bridge and run throughout Crystal City and on the North side of the Pentagon to the finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The MCM10K is open to runners ages 8 and up.
Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rosslyn, Virginia. Runners will meet their friends and family and can enjoy refreshments at the beer garden and Rosslyn’s Restaurant Row. The Marine Corps Base Quantico Party Band and the Mike Corrado Band will perform live on the Arlington Stage. Runners can claim their baggage at the fleet of UPS trucks parked on Wilson Blvd. between Lynn and Kent Streets.
Temporary Road ClosuresTo Be Announced
Official Website: www.marinemarathon.com