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20 May 2021, 3pm

Runners deferred from 2020 to get first chance

Marine Corps Marathon to go ahead

Marine Corps Marathon
Sun 31 October 2021

The Marine Corps Marathon Organisation (MCMO) has announced that the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend will be held live and in-person on 29–31 October.

“Throughout my many years heading the MCM Organisation, we have faced various challenges and hurdled them all, often repeating the Marine Corps mantra to ‘adapt and overcome’.” said Rick Nealis. “The MCM’s mission is to highlight the high standards and organisational excellence of the United States Marine Corps and we are excited to showcase that as we plan to safely gather and celebrate the 46th MCM in person.”

To prioritise the health and safety of our running community, the MCMO is taking preventative measures and implementing safety guidelines in accordance with local jurisdictions, including reducing the size of the field and dividing runners into scaled, social-distanced start times beginning at 07.00. The MCMO will continue to review event operations and protocols in conjunction with Marine Corps leadership, local government and public health officials. Any procedural changes or updates will be announced.

The 2021 MCM Weekend includes the live 46th MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K on Sunday 31 October with all three events being offered as virtual options as well between 1 October and 11 November.

Runners currently registered for the virtual MCM Weekend events or those who deferred from the 2020 events will have the first opportunity to transition to the live version in October. Further instructions will be sent to the e-mail address provided by participants during registration. At this time, access to the virtual event is closed. General entries to the live event will be made available to the public on Wednesday 26 May.

Ambitious runners may also pursue the Trifecta, a unique opportunity to participate in and complete all three MCM Weekend distances through a combination of virtual or live MCM, MCM50K or MCM10K.

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