PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE 2017 MARINE CORPS MARATHON
Date Signed: 5/17/2017
MARADMINS Active Number: 238/17
R 171848Z MAY 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
POC/PETER RUSSETT/CIV/MCINCR-MCBQ G-3 IPB/COMM: 703-432-0765/EMAIL: PETER.RUSSETT@USMC.MIL//
SUBJ/PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE 2017 MARINE CORPS MARATHON//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This message establishes the roles, responsibilities, command relationships, and authorities for the planning and execution of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) scheduled for Sunday, 22 October 2017.
2. Background. The MCM is the largest single-day community relations event for the United States Marine Corps. This annual public event includes over 30,000 runners and spectators, which can number in excess of 100,000. Though a full time Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) staff is assigned to plan and execute marathon activities, augmentation of Marine Corps personnel and resources by commands located within the National Capital Region (NCR) is a critical component to the successful execution of MCM events.
3. Commandants Intent. The mission of the MCM is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps. As one of the largest marathons in the world, it requires extensive planning and resources to execute. I expect all Marine Corps commands and organizations located in the NCR to support execution of the annual MCM.
4. Roles and Responsibilities.
4.A. Commander, Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region – Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCINCR-MCBQ).
4.A.1. As the supported commander, plan, organize, and execute the annual MCM.
4.A.2. Exercise command and control of all Marine Corps personnel/forces assigned to support MCM execution.
4.A.3. Not later than 1 June 2017, publish a bulletin that identifies MCM Special Project Officer (SPO) assignment requirements for supporting commands.
4.A.4. Not later than 1 July 2017, publish the MCM manual that identifies support requirements based on a fair share basis of all Marine Corps NCR commands/organizations.
4.A.5. Not later than 1 October 2017, publish the MCM operations order (OPORD).
4.A.6. Execute the 2017 MCM on Sunday, 22 October 2017.
4.B. Supporting Commands.
4.B.1. The following Marine Corps NCR commands/organizations are designated as supporting commands:
4.B.1.A. Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
4.B.1.B. Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
4.B.1.C. Marine Corps Systems Command.
4.B.1.D. Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.
4.B.1.E. Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity.
4.B.1.F. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity.
4.B.1.G. Marine Corps Information Operations Center.
4.B.1.H. Marine Corps Embassy Security Group.
4.B.1.I. Marine Helicopter Squadron 1.
4.B.1.J. Marine Barracks Washington.
4.B.1.K. Wounded Warrior Regiment.
4.B.1.L. Headquarters and Service Battalion, HQMC.
4.B.2. Supporting commands shall provide personnel and resources in accordance with the MCM manual, subject to availability due to higher-priority missions. Should any supporting command request excusal from tasking due to a higher priority mission, such requests shall be made in writing to the Director, Marine Corps Staff via the Commander, MCINCR-MCBQ.
4.B.3. Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Request medical planning, coordination, and execution support for the annual MCM via the Naval Health Clinic Quantico in accordance with the memorandum of agreement between BUMED and Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) dated 13 August 2014.
4.B.4. Commander, Marine Corps Forces Command. Request one (1) CBIRF subject matter expert for the following:
4.B.4.A. Participate in consequence management (CM) planning with MCMO staff and local incident responders.
4.B.4.B. Participate in the MCMO staff table top exercise.
4.B.4.C. On 22 October 2017, provide CM advisor to MCMO staff during the MCM.
5. Command and Signal.
5.A. Commander, MCINCR-MCBQ is responsible for the planning and execution of the annual MCM and exercises command and control of all forces assigned to support MCM operations.
5.B. MCINCR-MCBQ staff lead for MCM planning and execution is the MCMO Race Directors office at (703) 784-1989 or DSN 278-2225.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General James B. Laster, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//