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General Info

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the most prestigious marathons in the country. It is held each fall in Washington, DC and attracts 30,000 runners. The Marine Corps Marathon has the title, 'The People's Marathon,' and is nicknamed the 'Marathon of the Monuments' because it passes many historic sites, such as the Lincoln, Washington, World War II, and Jefferson Memorials. This year, the MCM has once again invited The Carefree Foundation and the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) as charity partners. These two organizations have combined resources to raise funds to provide medical relief around the world through the Finish for Kids team. The MCM guarantees its charity partners a certain number of spots in the race. This year, regular MCM registration is on a lottery basis. Secure your race number by joining us.

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Fundraising Obligations

The Finish for Kids Marathon program exists for the purpose of allowing people to give additional meaning to the noble task of running a marathon. While meeting personal running goals, individuals have the opportunity to raise money for improved access to medical care for thousands of people around the world! The limits set represent required minimums. We encourage runners to continue to raise well past these amounts. Each runner must pay a $165 deposit in order to join the Finish for Kids team. Every runner must fundraise a minimum of $390. We expect you to have the money raised by July 10, 2017.

*After you complete your fundraising, Finish for Kids will provide you with a unique registration code so you can register for your bib directly for the Marine Corps Marathon. This registration must be completed by August 15th, 2017 and Finish for Kids pays the registration fees on your behalf. This date is set by the Marine Corps Marathon and accordingly no extensions can be offered. After you receive an email confirming registration with Finish for Kids no additional steps are necessary at this time aside from kick starting your fund raising efforts! A Finish for Kids Welcome Packet will be sent out after you register that includes lots of helpful information. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments about our fundraising requirements. For questions on how the money you raise will be used, please visit The Carefree Foundation and the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. Our purpose in joining forces for this event has to do with our similar visions for improving access to medical care, and our belief that by combining our resources we will achieve a better outcome for both foundations and for our runners than if we organized marathon programs individually.

What You Get

The Finish for Kids Marathon team is offering the following exclusively to our runners: -Fundraising ideas and a customizable fundraising page -Virtual running coach that provides an option training plan -Exclusive access to our training group, which provides group support for everyone that is a part of the team -Support of the entire Finish for Kids family

Why Run a Marathon?

Less than .1% of the population in America has ever run a marathon. Just getting to the start line is something that millions of people have never, and will never do. It is an accomplishment that you will never forget. Running 26.2 miles is a mental as well as physical journey. Training properly will help you safely prepare to get to the finish line. Watch your body composition change to muscle, your blood pressure and cholesterol levels drop, and your endurance capacity increase. Your heart will be healthier, and so will your mind. Complete that New Years Resolution. No matter what your goals are, make 2017 YOUR YEAR!

Event Location:
Arlington, VA

Event Schedule:

Schedule not available
FFK-Marine Corps Marathon Registration: $165.00
Registration for the 26.2-mile marathon on October 29th, 2017. Please note when your fundraising is complete you will be provided with a unique registration code that allows you to register for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).

NO BIB: No Fees
This registration does NOT give you a bib to the marathon. Choose this registration type ONLY if you already have a bib for the MCM but wish to make your race more meaningful by seeking donations for Finish for Kids. BY CHOOSING THIS TYPE OF REGISTRATION, FINISH FOR KIDS WILL NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH REGISTRATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON. You will get all the perks of running with Finish For Kids such as a fundraising platform and a virtual running coach. You should choose this option only if you have already received entry into the race.

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