Since 2002, Bob Osborne of Farmington, CT has served as an officer in the Bristol Police Department. A veteran and avid runner, Bob Osborne has participated in the Marine Corps Marathon.
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) tradition began in 1976 with the participation of a little more than 1,000 runners. Numbers quickly multiplied in the 1980s and 1990s, and today the race has grown to the point that organizers have to limit the number of entrants to 30,000.
Nicknamed “The People’s Marathon,” the MCM is unlike other large-scale marathons in that the top finishers receive no prize money. Instead, the event emphasizes unity and community goodwill. The 42nd annual MCM will take place on October 22, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia, with runners traveling from across the country and around the world to participate.
For athletes interested in other racing opportunities, the MCM organization hosts a 17.75K, a half marathon, and a Quantico triathlon, among others, occurring at various times throughout the year. To learn more about MCM events and how to become involved, please visit www.marinemarathon.com.