Quantico Tri

Splash, cycle, 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 event begins with a 400-meter swim in the Quantico 50M Pool.  Athletes will complete 16 lengths using the width of the pool before making a short trek to the transition area located adjacent to the pool.

Athletes then set off on a nine-mile bike touring the main side of the Marine base, founded in 1917.  The scenic course features shady tree-lined Russell Rd, named after Major General John Henry Russell, Jr., 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Purvis Road named for Marine Cpl Hugh Purvis, who received a medal of honor for his actions during the 1871 Korean Campaign.  Fuller Road, named for 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Ben Hebard Fuller, demands continued drive as athletes complete miles 6 and 7 of the cycle course. 

One final Commandant, Major General George Barnett, the 12th Commandant of the Marine Corps, stands guard on Barnett Avenue as athletes cycle the remaining two miles toward the transition zone.

After staging the cycle, athletes head back on Barnett Ave 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.

2013 Quantico Tri Collage

MCM Event Series HQ Hotel
Holiday Inn Quantico CenterThe friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make runners' 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 runner 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.  Runners 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

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