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Registration for the fifth largest marathon in America, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), starts today at noon (EST)! If you register you’ll be running in the footsteps of famous eco celebrity participants like Al Gore and Oprah Winfrey. Pretty great running buds if you ask us!

The MCM is a 26.2 mile marathon that takes place in Arlington, VA and Washington DC. Known as “The People’s Marathon,” because it’s open to all runners ages 14 and up and doesn’t offer prize money for the run, this year the marathon date is set for October 30th.

The general registration opens today at noon and is available to the first 30k participants who sign up— that may sound like a lot, but believe it or not it sells out quickly and last year was closed to new registers by day 6!

If you need more inspiration to register, just remember that vegans make better athletes, and plenty of celebs have run marathons in the past, like Dana Carvey, Shia LaBeof, Katie Holmes, and Will Ferrell.

To register go to the MCM website, or just get more facts about the event here. Happy running!

 Marine Corps Marathon Registration Today: Follow In These Celebs Footsteps and Run