Run with Team LAYC in the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon or MCM 10K! By joining Team LAYC, runners raise funds and awareness for Latin American Youth Center programs that help at-risk, vulnerable youth make a successful transition to adulthood. To learn more about our programs, please visit www.layc-dc.org.
MARINE CORPS MARATHON: 26.2 MILES
Fundraising Goal: $500
Registration Fee: $10 (LAYC will Match)
Described as the “best marathon for beginners,” the Marine Corps Marathon offers a route that traverses all major monuments in Washington, D.C., and scenic views of the Potomac River. Take part in this momentous marathon that has been a fixture of the D.C. area for more than four decades.
MCM10K: 6.2 MILES
Fundraising Goal: $300
Registration Fee: $10 (LAYC will Match)
MCM10K offers the MCM experience to runners who prefer running 6.2 miles instead of 26.2. Finishing with MCM runners, the route winds through DC and Arlington, VA. A great race for beginning racers, MCM10K is well-organized, scenic, and fun.
PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED MARATHON OF MCM10K BIB
Fundraising Goal: $250 REGISTRATION fee: $10 (LAYC will Match)
If a runner independently purchased an MCM or MCM10K bib, they can still join Team LAYC and help raise money for youth. Runners raise $250 for Team LAYC and receive all of the perks and awards listed below.
MCM10K AND MARATHON PERKS AND AWARDS
All Team LAYC runners receive:
- A collectible 2019 Team LAYC racing jersey;
- Marine Corps Marathon: An Epic Journey in Photographs coffee-table book;
- Access to MCM or MCM10K Team Coaches via email, social media, and pre-race training events;
- Private Team LAYC pre-race pasta dinner at Latin American Youth Center’s main site; and
- A finish line after-party and celebration.
To thank Team LAYC members who go above and beyond in fundraising, LAYC awards the following rewards to the top two fundraisers for the Marathon and MCM10K: Fundariser total is tallied on Jan. 1, 2020.
- Top Fundraiser reward: Two tickets to Latin American Youth Center’s annual Gala in May 2020 and Runner’s Survival Bag filled with running gear, snacks, and coupons to athletic stores.
- 2nd place fundraiser reward: Runner’s Survival Bag.
How much do I have to raise?
Marathon runners are required to raise a minimum of $500 and MCM10K runners raise a minimum of $300. At registration, runners pay a $10 registration fee. LAYC will then match the $10 get you started towards your overall fundraising goal. Once registered, runners are able to set up a personal fundraising page to solicit donations from family, friends, businesses, and/or other donors. Runners who are unable to raise the minimum fundraising levels by December 30th, 2019, are charged the remaining balance on the credit card used at the time of registration.
How can I register for the marathon or 10K?
First you register with TEAM LAYC. When a runner raises half of the required fundraising level, LAYC generates an email with the runner’s invitation activation code for the MCM or MCM10K. At that point, runners have until August 15, 2019, to officially register with the MCM/10k race website.
I have already purchased my bib through the actual Marine Corps Marathon website, can I still run with Team LAYC?
Yes! Sign up under the “Previously Purchased Bib” category and raise only $250. Only runners who have previously purchased a bib qualify for this option. LAYC will not reserve a bib for you. Thank you for joining our team!
Can I run if I’m under 18?
Yes, as long as: 1) Runner is age 14 or above as of October 27, 2019, and 2) has the signed approval of a parent/guardian. All runners must sign a waiver on the MCM website, which is available when registering with the activation code.
THE FINE PRINT
Running the MCM or MCM10K is entirely at your own risk. By registering to run with Team LAYC, Latin American Youth Center is in no way liable for any illness or injury resulting from training and/or participating in the race. No Federal or Marine Corps endorsement of advertisers or sponsors is implied.