The mission of the Naval Academy Marathon Team is to help physically develop midshipmen in distance running. The team maintains a roster of 25 members, but any midshipman at the Naval Academy is welcome to train and race with the team. The goal for runners on the team is to qualify and run in the Boston Marathon each year. Runners also compete in other marathons and other varying distance races through the year. In addition to running, members of the team volunteer in a variety of activities with the Naval Academy and the Annapolis area running community.