Ever dreamed of running the iconic Marine Corps Marathon through our nation’s capital? Team AFSP has your guaranteed entry and is recruiting runners for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K on Sunday, October 25, 2020! Be a part of the team dedicated to preventing suicide for the American Foundation for Suicide Foundation.
Lifesaver: $100 - If you already have a bib to the 45th MCM or 10K, but also want to raise funds for Team AFSP, you can register as a Lifesaver on Team AFSP. This option is ONLY for runners who have already secured a bib through the standard lottery process.
* Fundraising minimums must be raised by October 25, 2020. Please see “Important Rules & Requirements” section below for details.
All Team AFSP Runners Will Receive:
Coaching and training plans via email
Fundraising tips via email
Important Rules & Requirements (Please Read!):
AFSP will cover your bib fee in full.
AFSP is not responsible for any travel expenses and cannot assist with booking transportation or accommodation. The participant is responsible to organize transportation to and from the event.
You have until October 25, 2020 to reach your fundraising goal. If you do not reach your goal by October 25, 2020, your credit card will be charged for the remaining amount.
June 30, 2020will be the last day you can drop outwithout being responsible for achieving your fundraising goal. After June 30, you are required to reach your mandatory fundraising minimum by October 25, 2020 or your credit card will be charged the remaining amount.
AFSP will not transfer or issue any refunds for funds raised. If you already raised funds and you drop out before June 30, 2020, your funds raised cannot be moved to another AFSP event (Out of the Darkness Walks, Paws for Prevention, Golf Tournaments etc.) and we will not provide any refunds.
Once you sign up for the marathon, you cannot switch to a 10K bib. However, you can switch from a 10k bib to a Marathon bib before MCM's registration opens (usually some time early summer).
Registering on this site will allow you to start fundraising, but will NOT register you for the race. In order to receive a bib entry for the MCM, you have to register through this website. During the summer months, the Marine Corps Marathon official registration page will open and AFSP will register you and pay for your MCM registration bib. Once the payment has been made by AFSP, you will receive an email from the MCM team confirming your participation.
Currently, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) organization still plans for an in-person event in October. However, if they decide that it is not safe to host the event this year, your bib can be transferred automatically to the 2021 event. What does that mean:
What happens if I already raised $250 for the 10K or $1,000 for the marathon?
If you already reached your fundraising minimum or do so before August 31, you will receive a registration link from us via email to obtain your MCM bib.
Scenario 1: You register with the link provided before August 31 (final deadline), receive your bib and take part in the run on October 25
Scenario 2: You register with the link provided before August 31 (final deadline), the event is being postponed and you can keep your bib for the 2021 event. You do not have to raise an additional $250 or $1,000 in order to participate in the 2021 run.
What happens if I have not raised $250 for the 10K or $1,000 for the marathon yet?
You have until October 25th, 2020 to reach your fundraising minimum. If the event is being postponed, we might extend this deadline.
Come mid-August, Area Director Kat Olbrich will check in with everyone who has not reached their fundraising minimum yet. In the email she will ask you, if you are still planning on running in the MCM. If you are not responding to your email within 48 hours, she will also give you a call. If you plan on traveling during August, please check in with her at [email protected] ahead of time, so we can make sure you will receive your registration information in time.
If you decide not to participate in the event, you will not receive a bib and you are no longer required to reach your fundraising minimum. All funds raised up to this point stay with the AFSP Team Maryland and cannot be refunded or transferred to any other AFSP events.
If you decide to run, then you will receive the registration link for your bib and you agree to fundraise for the minimum fee of $250 for the 10K and $1,000 for the marathon by October 25. If you are unable to achieve the minimum fundraising goal by the deadline, we will charge your credit card for the remaining amount. Once you received the registration link for the MCM you need to register before August 31. Should the event be canceled, your bib will be transferred automatically to the 2021 event.
Everyone who raises $250 or more will receive an official Team AFSP Dri-Fit shirt in the mail.
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