Quantico Tri

Splash, cycle, and beat feet in the Quantico Tri on August 24!  Hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, each leg of the sprint distance event features a unique view of the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps."

The Quantico Tri will start with three waves.  Athletes will be notified of their assigned wave following registration.  Participants will begin with a 400-yard swim in the Quantico 50M Pool by completing 16 lengths using the width of the pool before making a short trek to the transition area.

Athletes then set off on an eight-mile out-and-back cycle tour of the main side of the Marine base, founded in 1917. Cyclists begin on Dunlap Circle, onto Russell Road, as it turns into Barnett Avenue, named after Major General George Barnett, the 12th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Cyclists curve left as Barnett Avenue turns into Fuller Road, named for 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Ben Hebard Fuller. Just before mile 4, cyclists turn left onto Purvis Road, named for Marine Cpl Hugh Purvis, who received a medal of honor for his actions during the 1871 Korean Campaign. The turnaround point is the Child Development Center on Purvis Road. Cyclists will complete the same route coming back toward the transition area before hitting the run portion.

After racking bikes, athletes continue on to complete a 5K run. This distance is similar to the three-mile event every Marine must complete annually as part of the Marine Corps physical fitness test.

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Registration and Free Pasta Dinner

The $95 registration fee includes a technical participant shirt, commemorative finisher chip, event timing, and a ticket to the pre-event pasta dinner and informational session.  The pasta dinner will be held at the Clubs at Quantico at 4:00 p.m. with a second seating at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner includes bow tie and spaghetti pasta, baked ziti, choice of marinara or alfredo sauce, andouille sausage, garlic bread and cookies.  During registration, additional tickets may be purchased for $15. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $7.50 while those under age 6 eat free. An informational presentation featuring Bob Bieri will cover event instructions and transition procedures as well as answer any questions. Packet Pick-up will be held on Saturday, August 23, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Clubs at Quantico.

Guest Speaker at the Quantico Tri Pasta Dinner--Bob Bieri, who has participated in over 300 running, duathlon, triathlon events since 1983.  The honorable mention All American for TRI-FED (now USAT) was the first Armed Forces Triathlon Coach to assemble and take a team of triathletes to CISM (World Military Olympics).  Bob is training for his first Ironman in 20 years while inspiring, motivating and coaching others to the lifestyle of fitness and health.


Directions to the Clubs at Quantico on Marine Corps Base Quantico

Address: 3068 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134

From North: I95 South toward Richmond and take Exit 150, proceed toward Marine Corps Base Quantico. Drive through the gate and be prepared to show ID.

From South: I95 North toward Washington DC and take Exit 148, proceed toward Marine Corps Base Quantico (mainside). Drive through the gate and be prepared to show ID.


2014 Tri Collage

MCM Event Series HQ Hotel

Holiday Inn Quantico CenterThe friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make an athletes' stay an unforgettable experience.  Just minutes from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the MCM Triathlon course, the Holiday Inn Quantico Center offers the Quantico Bar & Grill where runners can enjoy a lively atmosphere and delicious food. When preparing for the run, visit the fully equipped fitness center.

Special athletes rates are available under group name: MCM Triathlon with group code: TRI between Friday, August 22 and Sunday, August 24. Book before July 23 to secure the best available rate.  Athletes may make reservations online or by calling 703-441-9001 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Reservations are also available through the Holiday Inn website by using group code: TRI.

2013 Quantico Tri Recap

Press Release  |  Photo Gallery  |  Individual Results  |  Runner Photos  |  Video Recap

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