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Have you always wanted to run a marathon in our nation’s capital? Did you try to enter this year’s Marine Corps Marathon only to find out that applications are no longer being accepted? Want to raise money for a great cause? Then this is your last opportunity as there is still time to enter, but don’t delay…Now is the time to take action!

We have 2008 Marine Corps Marathon Entries!!!! Open registration for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon is now closed. The ACS has entries available on a first come, first served basis. To secure your entry and to view our participant requirements please click "Sign Up Now." If you have any questions you can contact Nicole at Sa.CharityRunner@cancer.org.

In 2007, close to 200 runners competed in the Marine Corps Marathon* as American Cancer Society Charity Runners. Through their training, meeting other runners, sharing their stories and meeting the challenges of the 26.2 mile journey, these runners raised over $300,000 for the American Cancer Society, along with making memories that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

This year, the Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 26, 2008.

Our goal is to have over 300 Charity Runners to represent the American Cancer Society in 2008, raising over $350,000. Please join us for a once in a lifetime experience that will give you a special

sense of pride and accomplishment, along with helping hundreds of thousands of people in their fight www.marinemarathon.com against cancer.

*No Federal or Marine corps endorsement implied.

As a Charity Runner team member you will receive the following team amenities:

        • Guaranteed entry into the Marine Corps Marathon or MCM 10K

  • Waived entry fee into the Marine Corps Marathon or MCM 10K

  • Partnership with Pacers Running Stores in the DC area

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      Free local training program

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        Access to our team coach via email and phone for training schedules, tips and questions

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        Local fun runs - 3 per week

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        10% discount at all 4 DC metro area Pacers Running Stores

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        Educational clinics at Pacers Running Stores

  • A fundraising webpage to aid you in sharing your experience and your reason to "run a step closer" to eliminating cancer with family and friends! Your online fundraising webpage includes many easy to use features. No matter your level of expertise with online fundraising you will find the webpage, photo album and guestbook user-friendly.

  • Access to American Cancer Society staff to answer all questions and aid you in fundraising ideas.


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