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Found this on Facebook left by Cathy Pugsley. Thought it was funny! For anyone who is crazy and obsessed with running, or whoever just loves the sport...
...you can use "easy" and 10 in the same sentence
...your shoes have more miles on them than your car does
...you go to a golf course to run
...you schedule dates around meets
...you've been to a golf course in every city but not to play golf
...you find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..."
...you're running and you don't know why
...more than half the people you know don't know what XC is
...you can't go a day without some little brat saying "Run Forest run"
...you've ever relieved yourself (1 or 2) in a heavily wooded area. Hell, it doesn't even have to be heavily wooded, just somewhere in the outdoors
...Ibuprofen is your recreational drug of choice
...You look into the toilet before a big race to inspect the size of the log you just dropped
...National collegiate "powerhouses" are Colorado, Stanford, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Arkansas....not Miami, USC, and Oklahoma
...you are from the US and you think in terms of meters not feet or yards
...you can look at a grass field and guess its circumference almost exactly
...you are up watching ESPN at 2am (when they actually show the race coverage)
...you have 5% body fat yet you don't live in Somalia
...you consider a 15 mile run a good cure for a hangover
... you are a man, you eat all the junk food that there is and still weigh 119 pounds
... you dont care when you hug a sweaty girl
... you can sit in the cold whirlpool and still hope you will have 15 kids
...ultimate frisbee is the only other sport your good at
..."Quarters" are not a monetary unit
...You have recorded a marathon or track meet over your wedding video
...Your fridge contains two types of drinks: Beer and gatorade
...you waste ridiculous amounts of time engaged in meaningless arguments and discussions about running
...you get hit by a car and you don't bother to get the license plate of the person who hit you because you still have 6 miles left to go
...your carry-on is a spike bag
...the first question anybody asks you once they find out you are a runner is "Have you ever run the marathon?" even if you explain that you are a miler or 5k runner - then they immediately lose interest in the conversation
...You say things like "long and hard" to your female friends and it is not a sexual inuendo
...You hate Runner's World
...you are used to the sound of a gun
...you make hundreds of left turns each week
...you and your teammates have meaningless debates about training, running, and coaching, especially when you're drinking
...you can run a beer mile faster than most people could run a regular mile
...you have running shoes in varying degrees of decomposition: used, well-worn, spent but still good, and useless-but-I-still-wear-them-because-they-still-feel-good
...you keep shoes and running clothes in your car so that if you're ever on a road trip and drive by a place thinking "it'd be sweet to run here..." you can get out and go for a run
...you sleep in your running shorts because they're more comfortable than whitie-tighties, not to mention you don't need to change for morning practice
...you can correctly pronounce names like "Hicham El Guerrouj" "Kennesia Bekele" and "Haile Gebresilassie"
...you've learned that shopping after a long run or hard workout for food is bad, because when you get home, you realize all you have to eat for the next week is queso dip, mission tortilla chips, and a 5 pound bag of twizzlers
...you've ever found yourself running around an airport thinking "if i can just get in three more miles, I'll meet my mileage goal"
...you've become a member of the "Century Club", and by that I don't mean the older brother of the "Power Hour". (100 miles in 1 week of training)
...you wear sandals despite having the ugliest feet in the world, along with several missing toe nails
...speciality running shops are better than the mall
...you get upset and impatient when results from the race you ran aren't posted online by the time you get home
...LetsRun.com is your homepage
...you spend so much time on LetsRun that any one of the following could/has happened: you've been fired, you've been divorced, you've failed 1 or more classes, you have a regular posting handle and participate in all the Brojos prediction contest, and/or you've actually won a LetsRun.com prediction contest
...you need a magnifying glass to see your name in the paper.
...you have chafing in strange places.
...you spend more on training clothes than school clothes.
...there's nothing like intervals to start the week off fresh!!
...you talk to your coaches more than your parents
...off-season training starts a week after Finals
...you run when you feel like it, be it 6AM or midnight
...you know what "Badger Miles" are
...you use "Badger Miles" on your long runs and easy days
...you have the guts to do the steeplechase
...you do anything to try to heal an injury except go to a doctor or athletic trainer because you know they will just tell you to "Stop running."
...you wear a black, plastic sports watch with your dress clothes
...you can remember a time from a race 4 years ago, but you can't remember your friend's birthdays
...Your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying
...You know how many grams of carbs there are in a banana.
...You can name a person from Namibia, Djibouti and Zimbabwe
...You've said "she'd be one hell of a pole vaulter" at a strip club
...you are embarrassed to wear sandals because of your hideous sock tan, but you where 'em anyway
...you are not embarassed to show someone where your hamstring "really" hurts.
...you know splits are something that not only cheerleaders care about
...girls: you're embarassed to wear a bikini because of your shorts/bra/tank-top/t-shirt tan lines
...you have hundreds of safety pins scattered around your house
...you enjoy running in the rain
...you carry a waterbottle to every class
...you double knot all your shoes out of habit
...you have a watch tan that never goes away
...you feel naked without your stop-watch on
...you enjoy playing duck duck goose with a youth group knowing you can outrun them- you then get sad when no one picks you as goose
...when you pack a seperate bag for your running clothes
...when pasta is the only food you'll eat two nights before a race
...when you try to convince people to run a 5k because it's "only" 3 miles
...when your friends think they need to practice more before they can run with you
...Every time you see a runner when you're driving you feel like you too should be running, even if you ran 15 miles earlier in the day
...You shower about 12 times a week
...you're not a masochist, but you enjoy ironing out tight muscles and tendons on a foam roller
...You see your opponent shitting on the side of a road during a race and don't think twice about it
...You really have to take a **** during your 90 minute run, but without any leaves or toilet paper handy, you rip off the bottom half of your t-shirt and use it
...your toenails are black.
...you feel lost without your water-bottle.
...you have running withdrawl if you don't run everyday.
...you consider school as just a break between runs.
...your room smells like Icy-Hot and New-Skin.
...you are bankrolling your physical therapist's next vacation.
...your girlfriend can bench more than you.
...you can count all your ribs.