100%

 
 
I chose to run the Marine Corps Marathon because
 
great marathon for a first timer
 
to raise money for a charity
 
to visit Washington, DC
 
to honor the military
 
as a personal statement
 
in honor of an ill or late friend or relative
 
other
 
 
 
How many marathons have you run?
 
1
 
2-4
 
5-10
 
11-15
 
16-20
 
21+
 
 
 
Education
 
high school
 
some college
 
college graduate
 
post-graduate
 
 
 
Household income
 
under $25K
 
$25-50K
 
$50-75K
 
$75-100K
 
$100K +
 
 
 
Military affiliation. (Please check all that apply.)
 
Active/Retired/Reserve/Former Military
 
Military spouse
 
Dependent
 
Parent of military member
 
Relative of military member
 
Department of Defense employer
 
No affiliation
 
 
 
When did you attend the Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo?
 
Thursday / 4:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Friday / 10:00am - noon
 
Friday / noon - 4:00pm
 
Friday / 4:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Saturday / 9:00am - noon
 
Saturday / noon - 4:00pm
 
Saturday / 4:00pm - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Please rate the quality and variety of expo booths and vendors.
 
Excellent
 
Good
 
Average
 
Poor
 
 
 
How many individuals (family and friends) attended the expo with you?
 
0
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4+
 
 
 
How would you rate the flow of your Packet Pick-up experience?
 
Excellent
 
Good
 
Average
 
Poor
 
 
 
Rate quality of MCM competitor shirt.
 
love the tradition of the MCM mock neck
 
disappointed in the product
 
would prefer high performance shirt
 
 
 
How did you travel to the Washington, DC area?
 
flight to Reagan National Airport
 
flight to BWI Airport
 
flight to Dulles International Airport
 
train
 
personal vehicle
 
rental vehicle
 
did not travel, I am a resident of MD/DC/VA
 
 
 
If you traveled, where did you stay?
 
DC hotel
 
VA hotel
 
Friend/relative
 
day trip
 
N/A, I am a resident of DC/VA/MD
 
 
If you booked a hotel room through the MCM website, please rate the quality of the experience.
N/A had problems satisfactory easy
 
 
 
 
What was your primary source of information in preparing for marathon day? (Please check all that apply.)
 
Marine Corps Marathon website
 
Extra Mile E-Newsletter
 
Race Program
 
Marine Corps Marathon information booth
 
Family/friends
 
The Washington Post
 
Spectator Map brochure
 
TV Station/Comcast SportsNet
 
Other

 
 
 
How many individuals (family and friends) supported you on race day?
 
0
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4+
 
 
 
Identify the location with the best spectator support.
 
Start
 
Rosslyn
 
Palisades
 
National Mall
 
Crystal City
 
Finish Line
 
Georgetown
 
Beat the Bridge
 
 
 
Favorite on course entertainment. (Please check all that apply.)
 
Batala - Beat the Bridge band at mile 20
 
Doug Marshall Blue Grass Band - near Lincoln Memorial
 
Paint Bucket student band at mile 17
 
Crystal Run Concert - Crystal City
 
Quantico Band
 
Rockville High School Pipe Band at the Key Bridge - mile 4

 
 
 
What form of transportation did you use to arrive on race day?
 
Metro to Arlington Cemetery
 
Metro to Rosslyn
 
Metro to Pentagon
 
Metro to Crystal City
 
Personal vehicle
 
Walk
 
Runner shuttle
 
Other public transportation
 
 
Please rate:
excellent good no impact needs improvement
Signage for corrals, directionals, and site markers
Hospitality at finish
On-course food/water station
 
 
Rate the following runner services:
organized challenging
Corral set-up
Packet Pick-up
Baggage drop-off/claim
Family link-up
Shuttle
Hospitality
 
 
 
Which Marine Corps Marathon technology service(s) did you or your party utilize? (Please check all that apply.)
 
Remote Runner Tracking
 
Live Results on Web
 
Map Tracker
 
Virtual Trainer
 
Finisher Webpages
 
FLIR video
 
None

 
 
 
How did you exit the race site?
 
Metro from Rosslyn station
 
Metro from Arlington Cemetery
 
MCM Shuttle
 
Taxi
 
Saturn Courtesy Shuttle
 
Walked
 
Personal vehicle
 
Other
 
 
Rate your impression of MCM sponsors.
Less favorable No impact More positive
Aetna
Arlington County
Brooks
Comcast SportsNet
CVS Caremark
FLIR
Saturn
UPS
USAA
Wal-Mart
Verizon Wireless
 
 
After attending the MCM, I plan to purchase items from event sponsors.
less likely no impact more likely
 
 
 
 
After running the 33rd MCM, I am more likely to:
 
continue running other marathons
 
return to participate in a future MCM
 
display my medal knowing this was my only marathon
 
inspire others to run with me
 
register for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on May 2009
 
other
 
 
 
Comments?
   
 
Please contact kimberly.truba@usmc.mil if you have any questions regarding this survey.
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