- Apr 15, 2008
The MCM just opened up a new challenge for 2020 allowing up to 4000 people to bypass the MCM lottery. It is a great option if you can make 2 trips to DC next year. The medal sounds pretty neat too "SPECIAL NOTE: We will receive from the Iwo Jima Veterans Association the Volcanic Ash / Black Sand, from the island of Iwo Jima, Mount Suribachi, Japan. It will be placed inside the 45th MCM Medal presented to all finishers. "
The Semper Fi Challenge is a new registration path that guarantees MCM entry for up to 4,000 runners when they sign up for the two-event challenge that includes both, Marine Corps Historic Half marathon and MCM, weekends.