When is the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K?

Sunday, October 25, 2020

What is The National Pancreas Foundation?

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) was founded in 1997 to support all pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cancer and is the only organization to support pediatric, acute & chronic pancreatitis. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

What is the mission of The NPF?

The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge researchadvocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Why should I join The NPF Marine Corps Marathon/10K team?

Many runners do it for a variety of reasons – they lost a loved one, want to run in honor of a someone with pancreas disease or just love the cause and mission of their chosen nonprofit. While there are hundreds of thousands of nonprofits out and many in the pancreas disease field, we are excited and grateful you considered the NPF.

The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Running and raising funds for The NPF means, you are supporting an organization that provides funding for research; linking patients to qualified and specialized professionals at accredited NPF Centers; being a resource for those suffering from pancreatic disease; providing support for NPF State Chapters.

2018 was our inaugural year and it was a HUGE success as our 42 runners not only raised close to $37,000, but bonds were formed that will last years to come! In 2018 and 2019, Team Pancreas has raised close to $67,000.

What kind of support should I expect to receive from The NPF?

As a runner, you are part of The NPF MCM Team and NPF HQ is here to help you with any questions you may have as well as support you in your journey, whether you are a novice or experienced runner! Each runner will be invited to join our private Facebook group, where you will receive support from your fellow team members. Each runner will receive a finisher’s t-shirt (once you are halfway through your goal); swag at the pasta dinner which will be the night before the race; and a team Finishers Tent located at the finish line where our personal NPF massage therapist will help with any post-race aches.

What is the minimum I need to raise as a NPF Runner?

The minimum for 10K runners is $400 and marathoners will need to raise $800. When runners have raised their minimum, The NPF will reimburse your registration fee with a check by November 30, 2020. These details are included in the Runner’s Agreement which every runner will receive prior to registration.

How do I raise funds?

The NPF will provide you a link that you can send to your family and friends for them to send their donations. Teams can also be created within this website to create a team goal amount. Other ways to raise funds is seeing if your company will match what you raise or hosting events on your own. You may also want to approach local businesses in your area to seek their support through donations on the website. For instance, your local dry cleaners, coffee shop, grocers, etc.

How many participants run the MCM? 

The MCM field is limited to 30,000 registered participants (5,000 participants for the 10K). The National Pancreas Foundation has 50 marathon bibs and 20 10K bibs –  so space is limited!

How to I received an NPF Charity Bib? 

Once you sign the Runner Agreement, we will save you a charity bib that allows you to bypass the general lottery. Charity Runners will be allowed to register the first week of April. It is at that time where we will email you your unique registration code.

What makes the MCM experience unique?

Unlike any other race, runners will see Marines in a variety of roles including security, course operations, water points, food stations, aid stations, medal presentation and cheering for runners. There is no shortage of support on this race-course!

How is MCM different from other marathons?

The MCM is also known as “The People’s Marathon” as it is the largest marathon in the world that does not offer prize money to its top finishers. Instead, the event is a celebration of every finisher’s honor, courage and commitment to training for, and completing, the MCM. With more than 2,000 Marines and Sailors supporting the organization of the event, runners have come to expect excellence in the execution of the event and tremendous on-course support, earning the MCM recognition as a world-class running event.

What social media tags should runners use?

Tag any posts with #nationalpancreasfoundation #TeamPancreas_NPF #stampoutpancreasdisease #npfroadrunners #RunWithTheMarines
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NatPancFdn/
Twitter: @NatPancFdn
Instagram: national_pancreas_foundation

We encourage you to tag The NPF and let your friends and family know about your run so they can support and encourage you as well!

Who can register?

Anyone aged 14 or older on event day is eligible to participate in the MCM.

How do I register?

To register for the Marathon or 10K, once you have signed The NPF Runner’s Agreement, The NPF will provide you with a link to register for the race. Registered runners will receive a confirmation by email after completing and submitting the online registration form.

Can participants walk in the MCM and 10K?

Walking is an option if the participant is able to maintain a 14-minute per mile pace and reach the 14th Street bridge in Mile 20 by 1:15 p.m. This is known as “Beat the Bridge.” For the 10K, all participants must maintain a 16 minute-per-mile pace

For further information regarding race details for the 10K and the Marathon, please go here: