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Marine Corps Marathon Four Star Registration Combines Entries, Hotel, & Shuttle

Limited Number of Packages On Sale Beginning January 17th

QUANTICO, VA (January 16, 2018) – Runners looking for a way to secure entry into the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) may register for the MCM Four Star package beginning Wednesday, January 17, and enjoy a new selection of benefits.

Registration for this exclusive package includes an entry into the MCM with the option of a second entry in either the MCM or MCM10K to be held October 28. Four Star participants receive transportation to and from the event; choice of lodging options at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; free parking at the resort; access to special events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including the Carbo Dining In; tickets to the Capital Wheel; and pre-event hospitality area at the MCM and MCM10K; and new this year, a finish line hospitality tent.

“The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has thought of everything a runner needs to maximize MCM Weekend and bundled it into one exclusive package,” says MCM Director Rick Nealis. “Four Star runners will be treated to VIP status during MCM Weekend from the moment they attend Packet Pick-up through crossing the finish line.”

Multiple accommodation options at the Gaylord National are available for individual runner or two-person registration including Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday, or Friday through Sunday night. Two night packages for two are available for $1,950. The three-night package for two costs $2,250. Individual runners may purchase two nights for $1,400 or all three nights for $1,800.

Four Star runner only buses will transport runners from the Gaylord National to the MCM and MCM10K start lines on event day with Metro SmarTrip cards provided for the return hotel trip.

“The Four Star package is offered to only a limited number of participants,” says Nealis. “It’s the easiest way to register for the MCM Weekend festivities.”

To register for the exclusive MCM Four-Star package visit

Honoring the dedication, sportsmanship, and patriotism of its participants, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is also known as “The People’s Marathon,” as runners from all walks of life annually participate. The 43rd MCM, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and United States Marine Corps, will be held October 28, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The MCM is sponsored by Arlington County, Brooks, GEICO Military, Leidos and MedStar Sports Medicine. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines.