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Posted: February 7, 2013  

Athletics: MCM Offers Military Discount Starting Feb. 23 for Active Duty & Reservists

Savings Available During Four-Week Period before 38th MCM Opens to Public

QUANTICO, VA (Feb. 6, 2013) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), in partnership with GEICO, is offering a 15 percent discount for all Active Duty and Reserve military members registering for the 38th MCM that will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27. The registration discount will be available online starting at noon Eastern on Feb. 23 at with the savings continuing through midnight EST on March 24. Military members registering during this four-week period will pay $84.15, rather than the full registration cost of $99.

The 15 percent discount available through GEICO echoes the company's slogan, "15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on car insurance" and marks the fourth year the insurance company has teamed with the MCM on this early access offer. Last year, 5,979 members of the military registered for the MCM through this special program.

"We are very proud of the fact that our military heritage dates back over 75 years when we opened our doors providing affordable auto insurance to enlisted military members," says Mike Baker, Director of GEICO'S Military Department. "We are also very proud of the relationship we have with the Marine Corps Marathon, this is always truly a great event for us."

The MCM has selected Feb. 23 to begin the military discount because of its great significance to the Marine Corps. Sixty eight years ago, five Marines and a U.S. Navy Corpsman raised the America flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

"The Marine Corps Marathon is pleased to partner with GEICO offering registration savings to Active Duty and Reservists on the date that is symbolic for all U.S. Marines," says Rick Nealis, MCM Director. "The discount benefits all those serving in the U.S. and overseas who are protecting our freedoms today."

The 38th MCM will open for public registration at noon EST on March 27 at In 2012, the MCM sold all available entries in a record 2 hours, 41 minutes, setting a record for the fastest marathon registration sell out.

About the MCM: The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is the third largest marathon in the United States and voted "Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic" and "Best Marathon for Charities." The MCM honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Also known as "The People's Marathon," runners from all walks of life participate in the MCM, which is the largest marathon not to offer prize money. The 38h MCM sponsored by Boeing, Brooks and GE, will be held on October 27, 2013 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.

About Geico: GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle). GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to

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