Marine Corps Marathon to host Press Brief at National Press Club on Oct. 25

Briefing to highlight security, runner's tributes, U.S. Marines and Actress Maggie Q

QUANTICO, Va., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is hosting a press brief on Friday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club at 529 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C. The media brief will address MCM Weekend security measures, new lottery registration for 2014 and feature runners dedicating their marathon to those who died in the Navy Yard shooting on Sept. 16. The brief is open to media only.

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The Press Brief will include the MCM's honorary starter, actress Maggie Q. Known for her starring role in The CW's hit television drama series, "Nikita," (season premiere on Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern on The CW). Maggie Q also stars in the highly anticipated 2014 futuristic film, "Divergent." The daughter of a 20-year Air Force and Army veteran, Maggie will be celebrating MCM Weekend with family friends who are U.S. Marines.

Media can pick up credentials for MCM Weekend immediately following the brief.

To obtain credentials, media must submit the credential request form located on the Media Services page of the MCM website at www.marinemarathon.com.  Media must be credentialed to cover events throughout MCM Weekend from Thursday, Oct. 24 through Marathon Day on Sunday, Oct. 27.

For questions or more information, contact Tami Faram, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at 703-432-1840/703 or tami.faram@usmc.mil.

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 Spectators." 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 Arlington, Boeing, Brooks, GE and Nissan, will be held on October 27, 2013 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.

SOURCE National Press Club




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