Test Your Stamina at the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington

October 10, 2019 / editor

"Semper Fidelis," the motto of the US Marine Corps, roughly translates to "always faithful." True to that spirit, the Quantico Marine Corps Base will once again facilitate the annual Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, a testament to the faithfulness of countless of runners’ training and discipline. The 44th edition of the race is scheduled for October 27, and will be supported by literally thousands of Marines and Sailors, in addition to an enormous staff of volunteers.

The scenic and accessible course makes this one of the most popular races for first-time marathoners, earning the race the nickname "The People’s Marathon." Anyone over the age of 14 is eligible to register. In addition to the big course, there is also a 10k, kids’ race, and a health and fitness expo to enjoy on the day of the race, not to mention the finish festival in Rosslyn with a beer garden, live entertainment, food trucks, and more.