Marine Corps Marathon Goes Virtual

The Marine Corps Marathon is going to look, like many other things, a bit different this year. Races will be conducted virtually, with runners logging their routes and times individually and submitting them to the Marine Corps Marathon committee. Read on to learn about some of the changes seen in the Marine Corps Marathon in 2020.

Marines ~ ”  The 2020 in-person Marine Corps Marathon events scheduled to take place in and around Washington, D.C., from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 will now go entirely virtual. Rick Nealis, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s director, said the decision was made after several meetings with local government and public health officials.

‘We understand this is disappointing news for many, but we could no longer envision a way to gather together in compliance with safety guidelines,’ Nealis said in a statement. ‘While we are unable to celebrate in person this October, we are excited about the opportunity to bring the 45th anniversary event to the homes of runners around the world through a rewarding and engaging virtual experience.’

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As with the past in-person MCMs, there are no cash prizes for the winners, just the participant bib and place medal should you win in one of the several categories, and ‘fun virtual awards,’ for everyone who participates.

‘The runners run for bragging rights and to establish their own personal best time,’ [Major Terry J. Herzog, S-1 director, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow] said.” ~  Marines

Click the link below to read on about the changes to the Marine Corps Marathon.

Source: Marine Corps Marathon goes virtual > United States Marine Corps Flagship > News Display

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