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The Strength Behind The Strong was founded by Christine Hofmann-Bourque, who is proud to have a husband in the Army, three brothers in the Navy and Army, and a sister-in-law in the Army. Christine is also a professional journalist. Read our first post to find out why this website is so close to her heart. More >>

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Be One of the Few, the Proud, the Marine Corps Marathon Runners!

Need a training goal to get you up off the couch? Registration opens today for the 36th Marine Corps Marathon, which will be run on Sunday, October 30, 2011. For supporters of our military men and women, the Marine Corps Marathon is an inspiring event. Don’t wait to sign up: In 2010, the race reached its capacity in just six days.


Can You Do 26.2? Marine Corps Marathon registration starts in 31 days

Mark your calendars! General registration for the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon begins on April 7. You must act fast to nab one of the 30,000 spots in the October race: Last year, it sold out in just 16 days.

The countdown-to-registration clock on the Marine Corps Marathon website reminds you that it's time to decide: Are you running this year?

Why should you lace up your sneaks for the Marine Corps Marathon? It’s an incredibly supportive, military-friendly environment. Runners carry American flags and sport T-shirts with messages to friends who are serving overseas. To keep spirits high, Marines in uniform hand out drinks along the course. And the scenery couldn’t be more awe-inspiring: On your way to the finish line near the Iwo Jima Memorial, you’ll pass the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument, and more. There’s no question that this race deserves its nickname “The Marathon of the Monuments.” 

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