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Posted: July 30, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

(RWire) Athletics: Marine Corps Marathon Expo Access Tour Offers Entries into 35th Edition in 2010

Look for the MCM Booth at upcoming event expos to secure a spot for next year

QUANTICO, Va. - A limited number of guaranteed entries to the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will be available to runners and guests at running events across the country and around the world in preparation for the 35th anniversary race.

Would-be marathoners should visit the MCM booth at the designated events to receive an entry code, redeemable online at A limited number of entry codes are available at each event and are expected to go quickly.

"We're kicking off the celebration for our 35th anniversary by offering runners a unique chance to get into the MCM long before it opens to the general public," said Rick Nealis, Director. "This is the MCM's way of thanking runners for their dedication not only to the Marine Corps Marathon but to the sport of running."

The 2010 MCM will be held on Sunday, October 31 in Arlington, Virginia and the nation's capital. Online registration will be available to the general public in Spring 2010. The marathon is open to runners ages 14 and older on a first come, first served basis. The race field is limited and historically fills in just a few days.

MCM weekend includes the Health and Fitness Expo, MCM10K, Healthy Kids Fun Run and more.

The MCM Expo Access Tour will be providing entries to the 2010 MCM at the following events:

real,- Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany, September 17-19, 2009
Army Ten Miler, Washington, DC, October 9-10, 2009
Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, October 9-10, 2009
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI, December 9-12, 2009
Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL, January 7-9, 2010
ING Miami Marathon, Miami, FL, January 29-30, 2010
Myrtle Beach Marathon, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 12-13, 2010
Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR, March 5-6, 2010
ING Georgia Marathon, Atlanta, GA, March 19-20, 2010

Voted "Best Marathon for Families", the Marine Corps Marathon continues a combined tradition of dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism. Runners from all walks of life have participated in the world's largest marathon to not offer prize money, deservingly earning the nickname "The People's Marathon."

More race information is available at:

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