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.
Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders
Run 1775, then Discover the Sites
Runners from 40 states are arriving in Prince William County, Virginia this weekend to participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K. While the event occurs in beautiful Prince William Forest Park, runners from near and far are encouraged to take advantage of the trip to Prince William & Manassas, VA to visit sites of major Civil War battles, picturesque historic towns, and numerous other attractions including the beautiful golf courses.
Touching Base about 1775 with MLB Scout
Sentara profiles Chuck LaMar, who has enjoyed a celebrated career in Major League Baseball. In addition to scouting for several teams, LaMar was Assistant General Manager with both the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies organizations during their World Series wins. On March 25, LaMar, father of a 2015 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, will participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K.
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.