Marine Corps Marathon
Event Description:The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has unveiled the 2021 event schedule.
With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing still in effect, live events that draw large crowds remain paused for now, which means all MCMO events will be scheduled as virtual endeavors unless otherwise noted. Runners must first be registered for a virtual event in order to participate in any events that are ultimately approved to host a live version. Virtual registration status confirms eligibility for participation in a live event but isn’t a guarantee. The approved size of the participant field will determine how many runners may shift from the virtual option.
“The pandemic brought unexpected challenges, but the response to virtual events has been overwhelmingly positive. Runners are undaunted and the MCMO team is doing its part to help runners program their 2021 calendars with new and familiar challenges, virtually but with the always-hopeful possibility of gathering life,” said MCMO Director Rick Nealis.
The provisional 2021 schedule offers multiple events of various distances for all levels and ages from January through November. Whether it's fan-favorite events like the Marine Corps 17.75K or a brand new challenge like the team-oriented Desert Storm 218 Miler, the MCMO has an exciting year planned for you.