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47th Annual Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon is the largest amateur radio public service event in the National Capital Region. Annually, over 100 hams from DC, Maryland, and Virginia support the marathon. This year, ARES DC members were among those volunteers supporting our community.

The Mission

  • Pass messages for the MCM team quickly and accurately
  • Be the MCM team’s eyes on the course, alerting the MCM team with clear, accurate facts

What Hams Do at the MCM

  • Plan and carry out a quality radio operation
  • Test communication systems, techniques, and operators in the field
  • Safely operate a LARGE scale event within the National Capital Region
  • Demonstrate amateur radio providing public service