The Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is a 100 minute, run-as-far-as-you-can challenge run. Beginning at Quantico’s historic Butler Stadium, participants will accumulate as much mileage as possible on a 2.62-mile loop course with two check points within the 100-minute period.
The Quantico 100 Mini occurs on the same 2.62-mile course with participants running as fast as possible once around the course. The Quantico 100 and Mini course equal one-tenth of a marathon distance.
Starting in Butler Stadium, participants in the Quantico 100 and Quantico 100 Mini will run a course featuring Quantico landmarks such as Headquarters and Service Battalion, Lejeune Hall, historic barracks, and the Naval Health Clinic.
Quantico 100 Runners will cross timing mats as many times as possible during a 100-minute window beginning at 5:30 p.m. on April 29. The course includes a lap around the Butler track. Runners progress will be tallied each time a timing mat is reached. At the 100-minute mark, runners will be alerted by the firing of the M102 Howitzer that the time limit has been reached. Participants still on the course will return to Butler Stadium for post-event festivities. A single water point will be located at beginning of each lap.
The Quantico 100 Mini runners will have a rolling start and a time limit of one-hour to complete the 2.62-mile course beginning any time after 6:10 p.m.
Individuals, age eight and above -- and teams of
three runners -- are eligible to run the Quantico 100. The Quantico 100 Mini is
open to all ages.
Forecasts are calling for temperatures to reach 90 degrees. All participants are encouraged to hydrate, slow the planned running pace and seek medical assistance, if not feeling well. An aid station will be located on the infield of Butler Stadium, adjacent to the start and along each lap of the course.
A single medical aid stations will be located along the course near the start and finish of each lap. There also will be a water point located along the Quantico 100 course.
Runners may participate in the Quantico 100 with hydration packs. All runner and spectator bags brought to the event site will be subject to search.
With a 100-minute event window, Quantico 100 participants can plan to log the following distances based upon anticipated pace-per-mile. Event results will be determined by the number of times a runner crosses a timing mat. The mats are located 1.3 miles apart. The course loop is 2.6 miles in total.
|Pace (minutes per mile)||5:00||6:00||7:00||8:00||9:00||10:00||11:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|Distance (approx. miles)||19.5||15.6||14.3||11.7||10.4||9.1||9.1||7.8||6.5||6.5|
|Mats (approx. 1.3 miles)||15||12||11||9||8||7||7||6||5||5|
Runners should use the clear plastic bag provided at Packet Pick-up to store personal items on event day. Check the bag at the Baggage Area across from the MCM info tent and retrieve baggage from the same location after a successful finish.
Parking is available in multiple locations near the start and finish line in the center of the Base. Signs direct participants to these lots from both exit 148 and 150 off I95. Runners may not park in the lot in the Crossroads Inn on Russell Road.
Little Hall - From exit 150 continue past Medal of Honor Golf course and follow the parking signs and the parking lot will be on the left. From exit 148 continue past Clubs of Quantico following the parking signs and the parking lot will be on the right.
Barnett Field - From exit 150 continue past Medal of Honor Golf Course and continue following parking signs. From exit 148 continue past Clubs of Quantico, through the traffic circle and follow the parking signs.
Lejeune Parking lot - From exit 150 follow Fuller Road through the traffic circle and turn right onto Catlin Avenue. From exit 148 follow Russel Road then turn Left on Catlin Ave. The parking lot will be on the left.
Friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to cheer their runner. The best location to do this is from Butler Stadium where runners start and finish each lap. Those who want to view their runner from the course can walk to John Quick Avenue and Barnett Avenue where runners will pass at two locations
Visit GEICO Military and other Quantico 100 sponsors in the finish area. Bring a new children’s book for the United Through Reading Program in a collection area organized by USO.
At the 100 minute mark of the Quantico 100, Butler Stadium will ride the wave of a post-event concert featuring Group Captain and the Mandrakes. Comprised of former Marine officers, Fredericksburg's premier Surf Rock Party Band features veteran musicians with a collective résumé placing their members in a variety of Surf, Punk, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk bands from Virginia to Arizona to California. Originally formed by Matt Lentz, a lead guitarist who has performed with national acts like The Fireballs, Deadbolt and Laramie Dean, the band now features Aric McKenna and Brian Burgess alternating on lead and rhythm guitars with Stone Quillian on bass, and Mike Barker on drums. Concessions also will be available at the event, including beer and the Beach Fries food truck.
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