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Marine Corps Marathon

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The 48th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) takes place on Sunday, October 27, 2024 in Arlington, VA, and winds through the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. Be part of MCM weekend, by visiting the Health and Fitness Expo, Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD and participating in either the Marathon or 50K events. The Marine Corps Marathon is named the “Marathon of Monuments” as the course runs along many of the iconic national monuments of Washington, D.C.

The People’s Marathon

A marathon of monuments

The MCM, is the largest marathon anywhere in the world that does not offer any prize money, being focused on strengthening community spirit, promoting good health, and showing support for veterans, earning its name as “The People’s Marathon.”

Visit Washington, capital of the USA and home to some of the most iconic sights, be part of an amazingly scenic course “marathon of monuments” taking in the Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Pentagon, scenic Potomac River, and many more major sights of central Washington D.C., including historic Georgetown.

Included in your package

  • Option to book the 50k and Marathon races
  • 3 nights at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
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Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall

The Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall is a new hotel, conveniently located for your trip to Washington for the Marine Corps Marathon. The hotel is located 2 blocks from Federal Centre SW Metro station (blue, orange, silver lines) and less than half a mile from L'Enfant Plaza Metro (Green, Yellow, Silver, Orange, Blue lines) and Waterfront Metro (green lines). Great transport links to the start and finish of the Marine Corps Marathon and the Marathon Expo. Located 4 blocks from National Mall & 6 blocks from US Capitol Building. The hotel has a Coffee-to-Cocktails Bar featuring our 24/7 Dining Menu and our Gallery Terrace.


Outdoor swimming pool
Private parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Fitness centre
Facilities for disabled guests
24-hour front desk

3 nights
4 nights

Price per person, based on 2 people with 2 race entries, sharing a room (King/Queen or 2 twins). Discount applied for non-runner. Single supplement fee applied for solo-occupant in a room.










October 25

Arrival day

Arrange your own flights or transport to Washington DC. Alternatively if you would like to stay a little longer in advance of the marathon, please send us an email and we can advise extra nights subject to availability. After you have checked into Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall Hotel. The weekend starts with the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, located at the DC Armory, Washington, DC, on Friday and Saturday.

October 26

Expo and sightseeing

Head to the marathon expo at the located at the DC Armory to collect your race number and registration details. Admission to the Health & Fitness Expo, is free and welcomes participants, family members, friends, supporters, volunteers and general public. At the EXPO you can sample nutritious food, try out the latest exercise equipment, test drive technology, explore recovery products and snap motivating selfies. The exhibit floor features sponsors, charities and vendors offering great giveaways, health screenings, literature and selling the latest products. At the EXPO you will also find vendors selling MCM-branded merchandise.

The EXPO is open between the below times: 

Fri – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sat – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The MCM Kids Run; A 1-mile fun run, will be held on Saturday, October 29, and the finish festival offers activities for all runners and family in Rosslyn, VA on race day.


October 27

Marine Corps Marathon & 50k Race

The MCM and the MCM50K begins at 7:15 a.m. prior to the MCM on October 27, 2024, and runs the entire MCM course with a 4.87-mile diversion at Mile 4.5 after runners cross the Key Bridge from Virginia into the nation’s capital, this race is the largest Urban Ultra in the Nation! This marathon is mainly a flat course and a Boston Qualifier, not to mention it is one of the best organized and most enjoyable events you will ever run!

After running the fantastic course, return to the hotel before heading out for a well earned celebratory drink in a local bar!


October 28

Departure day

Today you can finish off your sightseeing and shopping in Washington. Ensure you are checked out of the hotel in good time and have ample time for your onward journey.

Marathon entry +


50k race +


Plane +

Washington Dulles Airport is the main International airport and is 27 miles to the city center taking approximately 45 minutes.

Shuttle +

There are a number of companies offering van service from Dulles Airport to points in and around Washington, DC. Your journey time will vary dependent on the number of passengers and destinations.

Car +

Washington Flyer Taxi operates exclusively out of Dulles International Airport. There are no reservations required and taxis are available 24/7 every day of the year.

Bus +

Metrobus offers service between Dulles Airport and downtown D.C on the 5A. Bus departure times vary between every 30 minutes and every hour depending on the day.

The course +

The marathon takes runners from near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, into Washington, D.C. along the National Mall and the monuments, and then back across the Potomac River to the Marine Corps War Memorial (known for its Iwo Jima statue) in Arlington.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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