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MCM Event Series

Held aboard or adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, the MCM Event Series celebrates the accomplishment of running by wrapping each event in a unique experience that showcases the organizational excellence of the United States Marine Corps.

The 2015 MCM Event Series begins on March 28 with the USMC-inspired Marine Corps 17.75K.  Run Amuck follows on June 13 with the Quantico Tri occurring at the end of summer on Aug. 22.  Rounding out the 2015 Series is Quantico’s famed Turkey Trot on Nov. 21.

The enthusiastically sought-after Marine Corps 17.75K sets the stage for the 40th Marine Corps Marathon. The scenic course through Prince William Forest Park ends with all finishers receiving a guaranteed entry into the MCM. The event sells out quickly; be Mission Ready when registration opens March 11.

Run Amuck, the messiest event of the 2015 series starts in front of storied LeJeune Hall aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Runners will be challenged by 21 obstacles to slip, slide, and slosh through over nearly four miles of mud.  The mini version offers participants ages 8 and over a chance to participate in a condensed version of the messy muck. 

Located on the famed training grounds for all future Marine officers, the Quantico Tri is pursuing plans to feature an open water swim in the Potomac River, followed by a swift 10 mile ride. Once athletes are finished with the bike course, they will run a scenic 5K offering a 3.1 mile run through the Marine Corps Base.  

Unleash a preemptive strike on those Thanksgiving calories with the Turkey Trot 10K or Turkey Trot Mile.  Held aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Turkey Trot 10K features a final calorie burning, waist-slimming opportunity for runners ages 8 and older. The one-mile version open to runners of all ages offers a mad dash similar to that of a good seat at the Thanksgiving table.

VA Runner returns, offering runners an opportunity to claim status as a Distinguished Participant
To earn this distinction, participants must complete any event during Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend (May 17), as well as both the Run Amuck (June 13), and the Turkey Trot 10K (November 21).  All Distinguished Runners will receive a custom medal, as well as a one-time discount to either VA Runner store after participation in these events has been verified.

When registering for each event, runners should use their full first and last names.  By registering as “Elizabeth Smith” for the Historic Half, “Beth Smith” at Run Amuck, and “Liz Smith” for the Turkey Trot 10K, status as a Distinguished Participant may be hard to verify and delay presentation of the award.

Introduced in 2013, the VA Runner Distinguished Participant award served as an incentive to make a commitment to health and fitness spanning the MCM event season.  Nearly 200 runners took this call to action and were presented with Distinguished Participation medals at the 2014 Turkey Trot.

MCM Event Series HQ Hotel

Holiday Inn Quantico CenterThe friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make your stay an unforgettable experience. Come and experience the Holiday Inn Quantico Center with onsite Quantico Bar & Grill and enjoy a lively atmosphere and delicious food. Relax and kick back only minutes from the Quantico Marine Corps Base, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Prince William Forest Park. The Holiday Inn Quantico Center is passionate about taking good care of you. Whether staying for business or pleasure, your spacious room is your personal retreat with all the amenities and room to work, relax and make the most of the day. The key word is comfort. Enjoy a dip in our outdoor seasonal pool to melt your tensions away. When you need to burn some energy, you can visit our fully equipped fitness center.

Special welcome gift for all MCM Event Series participants who stay at the Holiday Inn Quantico Center.

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