Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway + the Marines=an Instant Running Favorite. The Marine Corps Historic Half features colonial sites, a quaint downtown and the now famous Hospital Hill.
Open water swim in the Potomac, followed by a bike tour of Marine Corps Base Quantico, then a 5K run. The Quantico Tri happens annually in August and is accompanied by the Quantico 12K for those only seeking a running challenge.
The Quantico 12K hosts a 7.46 mile run-only option on the same day as the Quantico Tri, each August. The 12K runs through Officer Candidates School and finishes on the famed OCS PT field. Preparation begins here for Marines, as well as many runners training for the MCM.
Featuring fall foliage, a petting zoo and the wildest, most festive Thanksgiving-themed shirt anywhere, the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile offer a final calorie burning opportunity before the holiday indulgence.
The MCM offers a variety of distances, challenges and unique experiences to #RunWithTheMarines throughout the year with events hosted in Arlington County, Fredericksburg, Prince William County and aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.