First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 17, 2017
First Command is a proud supporter of the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc., is supporting the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), continuing the company's proud history of teaming up with “The People's Marathon.”
The 2017 MCM boasts an entire weekend of events October 20-22, including the MCM Kickoff presented by First Command. First Command will also maintain a booth at the Health & Fitness Expo.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with ‘The People's Marathon,’ and we look forward to joining the tens of thousands of volunteers and fans who will be cheering on the runners as they make their way through the heart of our nation's capital,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “We view our ongoing support of this event as a clear demonstration of the connection we feel with all of the armed forces.”
First Command's relationship with the MCM began in 1998 when more than 170 First Command employees and their families volunteered to assist nearly 15,000 runners.
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning and First Command Bank, coach our Nation's military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.
About the Marine Corps Marathon
Honoring the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is also known as “The People's Marathon,” as runners from all walks of life annually participate. The 42nd MCM, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and United States Marine Corps, will be held October 22, 2017 in Arlington, Va. The MCM is sponsored by Arlington County, Brooks, GEICO Military, First Command, Leidos and MedStar Sports Medicine. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines