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Posted: October 7, 2013  

Athletics: Marine Corps Marathon's Runner Tracking Services Deliver Results

Register now to follow MCM runners on Facebook, Twitter, Email and Text

QUANTICO, VA (Oct. 7, 2013) - The Marine Corps Marathon is partnering with Nissan to offer the latest in individual runner tracking services to both MCM participants and spectators. The Runner Broadcast and Track a Runner services enable runners and their supporters to obtain instant updates of a runner's progress every 10K of the 26.2 mile marathon course from the Arlington, VA start, through the nation's capital and all the way to the exciting finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial. Both services are available free of charge and are online at MarineMarathon.com.

Through Runner Broadcast, MCM participants can serve as their own news source positioning their progress on personal Facebook timelines or over a Twitter feed. The Runner Broadcast Service is available to all MCM participants.

Relatives, friends and supporters of MCM runners can register to Track a Runner over every 10K, 20K, 30K and 40K split and all the way to the MCM finish line. Each runner's timing data will continually appear via email or text and also can be posted to personal Facebook timelines and over Twitter. Each of the individual split time updates is presented by Arlington, Boeing, Nissan and Rosslyn. Aetna is sponsoring the MCM10K finish. The MCM10K will be held in conjunction with the 38th MCM.

Whether running or supporting, everyone is encouraged to Tweet during the MCM Weekend using #38thMCM.

For media information about MCM Weekend, contact Tami Faram, Marine Corps Marathon public relations coordinator at 703-432-1840 or tami.faram@usmc.mil.

More information about the 38th MCM is available at MarineMarathon.com.

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is the third largest marathon in the United States, eighth largest in the world 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 38th MCM sponsored by Boeing, Brooks, GE and Nissan, will be held on October 27, 2013 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.


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