Marathon participants are eligible for selection to the National Competition Team. Each year students are selected for this team to complete in a national competition at the International Builders Show (IBS) which rotates between Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, FL. The team creates an overall plan for a residential subdivision including elements such as sales and marketing, construction safety, scheduling, estimating, purchasing, land development and finance.
The team creates a project manual for the subdivision, makes an oral presentation to national construction industry judges, and defends their project at the IBS.
MTSU placed first out of 40 teams in the 2012 competition, runner-up in 2011, first in 2007, and has placed in the top five in seven of the past eight years.
MTSU 2012 team placed 1st in the national competition among 38-42 teams.
MTSU 2011 team placed 2nd in the national competition among 34-42 teams.
MTSU 2009 team placed 2nd in the national competition among 34-42 teams.
MTSU 2008 team placed 3rd in the national competition among 34-42 teams.
MTSU 2007 team placed 1st in the national competition among 39 universities.
MTSU 2006 team placed 5th in the national competition among 42 universities.
MTSU 2005 team placed 4th in the national competition among 34-42 universities.