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Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens Today (March 13)

Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens Today (March 13)

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:33am
Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Opens Today (March 13)

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The Marine Corps Marathon, which will be held on October 25, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia, will open up its lottery today at noon eastern. The 2015 registration fee costs $125 plus a processing fee. The lottery closes at noon on Monday, March 23. According to the Marine Corps Marathon website, no charges for registration or training items will be incurred until a runner is officially registered. The website also states that participants must complete the form with all current contact information including home and email addresses, T-shirt size and emergency contact information. Race officials encourage athletes to set up an MCM Registration Account (free of charge) to simplify the registration process. 

From the Marine Corps Marathon website: "The unparalleled energy.  The uncompromising motivation.  The ideal scenery.  The unrelenting support.  The medal to top all medals, and the chance to Rock the Mock.  Why wouldn't you want to be a part of the landmark 40th Marine Corps Marathon?  Registration for the 40th MCM will be conducted through online lottery opening on Friday, March 13 at noon Eastern. The MCM Lottery will remain open for 10 days, concluding on Monday, March 23 at noon eastern. As part of the registration process, runners will be requested to set up a MCM registration account.

The 40th MCM will be hed on Sunday, Oct. 25 in Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital.

The 2015 registration costs $125 plus a processing fee.  While completing the lottery registration form, runners may purchase a discounted photo package from MarathonFoto; bold "With Purpose" and "Mission Focus" MCM training apparel by Brooks; online training program from runcoach; or tickets to the Carbo Dining In, pre-event pasta dinner to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the MCM headquarters hotel.

No charges for registration or training items will be incurred until a runner is officially registered.  Runners may notice a $1 verification check on their credit card accounts as part of the lottery registration process.  This doesn't represent actual charge but simply serves to verify the account information.  Notification emails will be sent throughout the day on Wednesday, March 25.

Entries cannot be withdrawn after selection, nor can they be refunded. However, runners may shift an entry to another interested party once the MCM Transfer Program opens in June. 

Those who register for the MCM Lottery but are not selected may still participate in the MCM by affiliating with one of the MCM Charity Partners, beginning in April."

Register for the lottery on the Marine Corps Marathon website

About the Author

Jamie Corey is a RRCA certified coach and author of Jamie has completed eight marathons, several triathlons and is currently training for her first Ironman. When she isn't trying to find the best bagel in town, she is usually tweeting at @TheRunster.