Wounded troops will benefit from Marine Corps Marathon’s registration snafu

Here’s an update on the Marine Corps Marathon registration issue:

Active Network, which runs the third-party website responsible for widespread problems experienced last week when thousands of runners attempted to register for this year’s Marine Corps Marathon, hopes to make amends for the snafu by donating its profits from the race to two charities that support wounded troops.

“Marine Corps Marathon was ready to sell out in record time,” said Eric McCue, spokesman for Active Network, in a news release issued Tuesday. “We were ready. And we tripped at the starting line. We are truly sorry the registration experience did not reflect the iconic Marine Corps Marathon itself.”

Active will divide $75,000 between the Semper Fi Fund and The Wounded Warrior Project, saying each organization has “specific programs that support our military on the road to creating an active life through the sport of running.”

Read the rest over on Marine Corps Times.

Tell us: Did you get in or were you shut out? Let us know in the comments.

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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 .

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