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Posted: April 28, 2016:  

Athletics: Runners 'Ready' to Register for MCM10K and MCM Kids Run

Events hosted in Nation's Capital and Arlington, VA during Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

QUANTICO, VA (April 27, 2016) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has today opened registration for two of its main attractions during MCM Weekend each October - the MCM10K presented by Aetna and the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. Both events that coincide with "The People's Marathon" have been hosted by the MCM for more than 10 years. Registration is available at

The popular MCM10K presented by Aetna, an annual sell out, starts on the beautiful National Mall in Washington, D.C. Runners of this 6.2 mile event are thrilled to enjoy a spectacular course while finishing along with the MCM on the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. The MCM10K is open to thousands of runners who enjoy many MCM Weekend amenities including the two-day Health & Fitness Expo, premier participant shirt, stunning finisher medal, event program and entertainment throughout the event.

Kids ages 5 to 12 also enjoy the excitement of MCM Weekend at the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. More than 3,000 kids from across the United States participate in the one-mile fun run located in the Pentagon's North parking lot in Arlington, VA. The MCM Kids Run includes music, mascots from numerous sports teams and organizations, healthy snacks and free entry into Camp Miles, an interactive health and fitness festival geared to kids.

Registration for the MCM10K is $55 and available to runners ages eight and above. MCM Kids Run registration is $5 and includes a finisher medal, participant shirt and a variety of healthy snacks, courtesy of Sodexo.

While the MCM Kids Run is currently open to individuals, the Kids Run also will open to entire school groups in September. The five schools that register the largest number of students to participate in the MCM Kids Run, will be presented the Healthy School Award. The Healthy School Award is given by the MCM and its partners, with a monetary award presented to the schools from Sodexo. For more information about school group participation, contact Sandra Osborn-Peters, MCM Communications Coordinator, at

The MCM10K is presented by the Aetna Insurance Company. The MCM Kids Run is presented by Virginia529, the College Savings Plan. Both events are organized by the Marine Corps Marathon, voted the "Best Marathon for Families" and the "Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic." No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines

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