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  • Marine Corps Offers Marathon Apps

    The newly designed Marine Corps Historic Half App is ready to download. The app provides important information for runners and spectators on the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon day in Fredericksburg, Va. Download the Historic Half App through any smartphone. The Track A Runner app is also available. It tracks a runner's progress along the 13.1 mile course while receiving updates through email, text and on social media networks. Both the Hi... more

  • Marine Corps Revises PFT Program

    The Marine Corps has announced that revisions have been made to its physical fitness program, to include the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Combat Fitness Test (CFT) and the Body Composition Program (BCP). Changes to BCP will take effect immediately, while PFT and CFT changes will be implemented starting Jan. 1, 2017. Immediate changes to the BCP ... more

  • Marine Corps Marathon 10K Sold Out

    The MCM10K presented by Aetna is sold out of all entries for the 6.2 mile event that coincides with the 40th Marine Corps Marathon Sunday, Oct. 25. The MCM10K will include 10,000 registered participants from 48 states and 26 countries. The MCM10K begins at 7:55 a.m. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with the new start located at 4th and Madison Drive, in front of the National Art Gallery. The MCM10K finishes alongside the 40th Marine C... more

  • Marine Corps Marathon Founder Honored with Building Dedication

    Betsy Fowler, widow of Col. James Fowler founder of the Marine Corps Marathon, speaks at the Marine Corps Marathon building dedication at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Sept. 14, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Melissa Karnath)

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Family and friends of retired Col. James Loftus Fowler gathered for the dedication of the Marine Corps Marathon building to Fowler, the founder of the marathon, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Sept. 14, 2015. The Marine Corps Marathon building was built between 2003-2005 at Marine Corps Base Quantico. In 2005, Fowler cut the ribbon at the opening of the building. Today the building is called Fowler Hall. "Ten... more

  • Surgeon General's Health Promotion Winners

    The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center recently recognized 443 Navy and Marine Corps organizations as recipients of the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award -- the Blue H. The Blue H encourages and rewards the promotion of primary prevention activities in Department of the Navy and Marine Corps workplaces, communities and medical treatment facilities. Health topics covered by Blue H criteria include alcohol abuse ... more

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