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Marine Corps Marathon priority registration opens Feb. 19 with 15% discount, limited bibs

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General registration for this year’s Marine Corps Marathon will be through a lottery, but active-duty and reservist runners will still register on a first-come, first-served basis starting Feb. 19.

There will be a “limited number” of priority bibs, said race spokesperson Tami Faram, and once those slots are filled military runners will have to registration through the public lottery.

General registration — through new vendor RaceIt — will be open from Feb. 23 to March 15. Lottery winners will be notified March 19.

Related: PT365 exclusive: Marine Corps Marathon director details big changes for registration

General registration will be $110 for public, but members of the military who sign up during early registration will get a 15% discount from sponsor GEICO, dropping the cost to $93.50.

Also opening Feb. 19 are the Marine Corps 17.75K, which will give finishers over the age of 14 a guaranteed entry to the marathon, and the MCM History Half in Fredericksburg, Va.

Find more information at www.marinemarathon.com.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .