The 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established and offers guaranteed access to the 42nd MCM.

24 Days

Until Event Day March 25th

For the Corps By the Corps

The 17.75K is a uniquely Marine event. The distance reflects the year the Corps was established. The setting is Prince William Forest Park with finishers emerging from the among the trees emulating the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood. The men and women who cross the finish earn access to the Marine Corps Marathon. Registration for the 2017 event is sold out.

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Mission Critical

Confirm 17.75K Entry

Confirm you're registered to run the Marine Corps 17.75K!

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Remain mission focused and keep track of important dates and times for the Marine Corps 17.75K!

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Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders


All awards will be presented immediately at the event, near the finish line. The 17.75K overall winners- the top three male and female finishers, masters and age-award winners. If you believe you have won an age award at the event, please stay to receive your award.

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Minutes away from Marine Corps Base Quantico and 17.75K course, the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make runners' stay unforgettable.

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Packet Pick-up

Runners must show the E-card at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on phone.

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The Challenge Before the Challenge

Registration opens on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. for the 1775K. In 2016, registration sold out in minutes. So while getting into the event is a challenge, finishing it is an even bigger accomplishment. Really, every step of the way for these runners, all the way to the Marine Corps War Memorial at the 42nd MCM, offers feelings of success.

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Blog about Bling

The presentation of medals at the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon has been considered by runners to be the most humbling and memorable moment of the entire experience. After crossing the finish line, runners receive deserving recognition from a member of the United States Marine Corps in the shadow of the US Marine Corps War Memorial. For an awesome moment like this, only an awesome medal will do.

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