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

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Until Event Day March 24th

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.

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Mission Critical

Event info

Finish the 17.75K course that tours the fragrant woods and trickling streams of Prince William Forest Park to earn access to the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon. All finishers receive a guaranteed spot in the MCM.

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Course Map

An 11.03 mile course through Prince William Forest Park that ends with a guaranteed ticket to the MCM.

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Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders


Overall and master awards will be presented immediately at the event, near the finish line. The 17.75K age-award winners will be announcd at a later date.

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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 and photo ID at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on phone.

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