BENEFITING: Latin American Youth Center, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017
Run with Team LAYC at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon or MCM 10K races! By joining Team LAYC, you will 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, click here.
TWO OPTIONS TO RACE WITH TEAM LAYC
1. Marine Corps Marathon
Registration Fee: $50
Fundraising Goal: $500
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.
Registration Fee: $50
Fundraising Goal: $300
The MCM10K offers the MCM experience to runners who prefer running 6.2 miles over 26.2. Starting and finishing with the MCM runners, the MCM10K route winds through Arlington, VA. A great race for beginning racers, the MCM10K is well-organized, scenic, and fun.
PERKS AND AWARDS
All Team LAYC runners will receive:
- Awesome Team LAYC racing jersey
- Copy of “Marine Corps Marathon: An Epic Journey in Photographs” coffee table book
- Access to a Team Coach for each race via email and pre-race training events
- Private Team LAYC pasta dinner pre-race day at Latin American Youth Center
- After-party and celebration at The Midlands Beer Garden
Top Fundraisers Prizes
To thank our highest Team LAYC fundraisers, we are offering the following prizes to the team members who raise the top three fundraising amounts for both the Marathon and MCM10K:
- First Place: Two tickets to Latin American Youth Center’s annual Gala in May 2018 and a “Runner’s Survival Bag” filled with running gear, snacks, and coupons to athletic stores
- Second Place: Athletic store gift certificate and Runner’s Survival Bag
- Third Place: Runner’s Survival Bag
How much do I have to raise?
Marathon runners will be required to raise at least $500, while MCM10K runners will raise at least $300. At registration, you will pay a $50 registration fee that will count towards your overall fundraising goal. At that point, you will be able to set up your fundraising page to solicit donations from family, friends, businesses, and/or other donors. If you are unable to raise your required amount by August 15th, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance to reach your minimum fundraising level.
How can I register for the marathon?
After you raise your minimum fundraising level, LAYC will send you an email with your activation code for the MCM or MCM10K. At that point, you will have until August 30th to register with the MCM at this site: LINK.
Can I run if I’m under 18?
As long as you are age 14 or above as of October 22, 2017 and you have the signed approval of your parent/guardian, you can race with Team LAYC. All runners must sign a waiver on the MCM website, which you’ll gain access to after fundraising your minimum amount.
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.