Special Events & Meetings

Upcoming Events:

Marine Corp Marathon Hospitality Suite

Registration is OPEN!
REGISTER HERE.
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022 (MCM Day!) from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Location: The Westin Crystal City at Reagan National Airport (1800 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202)
Cost: $40 per person for MCRRC Members; $45 per person for non-members; $10 for children 2-12; children under 2 are FREE.
Details:
  • All Hospitality Suite tickets must be purchased in advance and online – there will be no ticket sales on event day.
  • Everyone entering the suite must have a ticket – whether you are running, just spectating, not eating, eating very little, etc. No exceptions, please.
  • The hospitality suite will operate from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  The doors will be locked between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM, to secure your belongings.
  • MCRRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • THERE IS NO BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED!
  • Parking is available at the hotel on a very limited basis, at a discounted rate of $25.  Free parking is located nearby and participants are strongly encouraged to use Metro.  For more information on parking and alternative parking, please check out this page.
  • Parking, Metro fees, etc. are not included in the price of the Hospitality Suite.  All attendees are responsible for their own transportation to & from the hotel.
  • There will be no massages and showers are not available.

Archives:

Past Event:

Conversation with Coach Desmond Dunham, a DMV local and nationally acclaimed track and field and cross-country coach. Overcoming challenges throughout his life has empowered Coach Dunham to inspire and lead young people to a better life through coaching and mentorship. He is a leader and role model whose influence and reach over two decades has inspired generations of runners in the DC area and beyond. Coach Dunham is Director and Head Coach of track & field and cross-country at St. John’s College High School, an Under Armour Coach, and author of his recently released memoir Running Against the Odds.  The conversation hosted by the Inclusion and Equity Committee as MCRRC’s 2nd Annual Black History Month Event, and was moderated by Kelyn Soong with introductions by Sylvie Qwasinwi Ngassa Bello – both MCRRC Members.

Find the full video here.


Past Event:

Conversation with Carolyn Su, creator of the Instagram platform, @DiverseWeRun, where she writes weekly features to amplify BIPOC runners and advocate for racial representation, equity, and inclusion in the running community. She lives in Boston, MA, where she continues her advocacy through collaboration with running brands and BIPOC-led running groups, speaking at workshops and seminars, and ambassadorship with the Runner’s World Safety Alliance. The conversation was moderated by MCRRC Member, Kelyn Soong.  Find Carolyn at irunfortheglory.com or on Instagram at @irunfortheglory.

Find the full video here.


Past Event:

   

Black History Month Panel: #RunningWhileBlack: From Wilma Rudolph to Ahmaud Arbery. The discussion featured Jean Arthur, past president of MCRRC, Kathryn “Brooke” Walter-Conte, MCRRC member, and Jay Ell Alexander, owner and CEO of Black Girls RUN! as we commemorate Black History Month. The panel discussed the history of Running While Black from the past (Wilma Rudolph) to the Black Lives Matter era (Ahmaud Arbery). Our Panel was moderated by MCRRC member Sylvie Bello.

Find the full video here.


Past Event:

Conversation with running legend and Olympian Meb Keflezighi.  The interview and interactive discussion was moderated by MCRRC member Kelyn Soong.

Find the full video here.