Marine Corps 17.75K

Days Till Event 49
Date of Event 03.25.2023
The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established.
1775K Start

OVERVIEW

The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established. The course in scenic Prince William Forest Park features a 11.03 mile run over rolling hills and winding turns in a densely wooded backdrop. Finishers of the Marine Corps 17.75K receive “Access Granted” passes, granting them guaranteed access into the Marine Corps Marathon.

1775K Runners coming into finish

Registration

Registration for the 2023 Marine Corps 17.75K is now open.

All participants earn a unique finisher medal and a short sleeve technical shirt. All live finishers receive an Access Granted card guaranteeing access into the 48th Marine Corps Marathon. Participants registering for the MCM must be 14 years or older on event day.

Registration and any associated purchases are final and not refundable by the MCM Organization or any of its partners. Any updates or changes to your registration can be made by logging into your participant account or emailing MCM Customer Service.

Access granted

The Marine Corps 17.75K – LIVE EVENT – offers guaranteed access to the MCM for all finishers 14 years of age and older on MCM day. Run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn “Access Granted” for a guaranteed spot in the MCM. Immediately following the event after results are posted, all finishers will receive an email with a dedicated link to the online registration form for the 2023 48th MCM. This link may be used by the registered runner who completed the 17.75K, or may be passed on to another runner.

Semper Fidelis Challenge

In 2023, the Semper Fidelis Challenge will now encapsulate the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s three premiere events and bring them together in an exciting new way. Runners who qualify for the challenge will complete the following live events:

Participants interested in the Semper Fidelis Challenge should register for each event individually. There are no additional registration requirements. MCMO will monitor those who qualify in-house.

Finishers will receive all three event medals, plus an exclusive challenge medal. Additionally, individuals will now have the chance to compete for category awards.

Distinguished participant

Distinguished Participant 2023

The Distinguished Participant medal will be presented to runners who have participated in five specific LIVE events in 2023 including:

Start your path to becoming distinguished in March with the Marine Corps 17.75K. In 2023, the beloved race through Prince William Forest Park will now count toward the Distinguished Participant Medal. Don’t worry, finishers will still gain Access Granted into the 48th Marine Corps Marathon on October 29, 2023 as well!

The path will also run through Arlington, Va. and the nation’s capital with the addition of the MCM Weekend events to the lineup with the program now encapsulating all MCMO events. Ambitious runners who seek to earn this coveted title and exclusive medal in 2023 must register and complete one live event of the following tiers:

refundable registration

Participants who are concerned they may not be able to participate in a Marine Corps Marathon Organization event can pay an additional service fee (14% of all items purchased, excluding event processing fees) for a 100% refund. The service fee will be the only amount not refunded. Refundable registration must be purchased as part of the registration process. Participants cannot go back and purchase once registration is complete.

For more information on the perils covered by refundable registration visit: https://refundable.me/haku/.

Please note, refundable registration does not cover the following:

  • If the participant does not attend the event because they are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or are self-isolating without a positive COVID-19 test or other non-COVID-19 communicable diseases leading to quarantines or travel restrictions.
  • If event organizers cancel the race.
  • Processing fees associated with items (entry fee, ancillary products, etc.) purchased during the application process.
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Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010 and SORN NM01700-1.

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Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.

event map

The 17.75K starts and finishes outside Montclair Tabernacle Church located in Dumfries VA, near Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Marine Corps 17.75K takes participants on a 11.03 mile journey through Prince William Forest Park. The rolling hills The course runs over rolling hills and winding turns in a densely wooded backdrop.

Course map coming soon!

Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.

general information

runner’s Guide

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-up for the Marine Corps 17.75K will be at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Runners are highly encouraged to pick up their own materials and verify personal information.

For runners unable to attend Packet Pick-up, proxy pick-up is an available option. Runners may designate an individual to obtain their bib and event materials. The individual picking up the bib for a registered runner must present a hard copy of the completed e-Card with a copy of the runner’s photo ID, as well as a copy of his/her ID. Please be sure to obtain the runner’s preferred shirt size. e-Cards are emailed to the registered runner before the event. Parents may sign waiver and retrieve packets for their children under 18 years of age.

Spectators

Friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to cheer their runner. The best location to do this is from the 17.75K start and finish locations adjacent to the Montclair Tabernacle Church. Those who want to view their runner from inside Prince William Forest Park can walk into the park from the Pleasant Road entrance, where runners initially enter the park.

volunteers

Lend a hand

Opportunities to work alongside U.S. Marines range from assembling runner packets and shirts to supporting a water point, food station, medical aid station, runner’s hospitality or the start and finish areas on event day.
All volunteers take pride in supporting thousands of individuals striving to achieve a running goal.

Volunteers receive a commemorative shirt and a certificate for each event supported. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer throughout the year. Support opportunities are announced at a minimum of six weeks prior to each event.

Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.

runner’s Guide

START TIME

7:00 am edt

arrival details

Runners are encouraged to arrive early and utilize pre-race shuttles from one of three designated lots. There is no parking at the start-finish area for Marine Corps 17.75K.

Marine Corps 17.75K shuttles will service the following parking locations:

Primary Parking:

  • Grace Church – 17100 Van Buren Road, Dumfries, VA
  • Route 234 Commuter Lot – 17300 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA (across the street from the McDonald’s)
  • Quantico Center (Fettler Commercial Buildings) – Building #3800 & #3850, Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA

Secondary Parking:

  • National Museum of the Marine Corps, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA

Carpooling is strongly encouraged to ensure all participants can obtain parking at one of the three lots. Other non-shuttle parking options are available in the area including Moncure Park, Brittany Neighborhood Park and Montclair Commuter Lot, each located off Route 234.

Please visit the Travel & Hotel tab for the shuttle schedule.

Water Points

There will be four self-serve water points along the course, at approximately the miles listed below:

  • WP1/4: Mile 2.2 and Mile 9
  • WP2: Mile 4.6
  • WP3: Mile 6.9

Medical

Medical aid stations will be located along the Marine Corps 17.75K course and in the start/finish area.

Participants may participate in the Marine Corps 17.75K with hydration packs. All runner and spectator bags brought to the event site will be subject to search.

Entertainment

Marine Corps 17.75K runners will enjoy music in two areas of Prince William Forest Park. Music will also be played at the start and finish and the Quantico Ceremonial Platoon will present the colors at the start.

Baggage

Participants 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 near the start/finish location and retrieve baggage from the same location after a successful finish.

Access granted

On event date as they cross the finish line, all finishers will receive the impressive medal and Access Granted card guaranteeing entry into the 48th Marine Corps Marathon.

All finishers age 14 and above will receive an email with a dedicated link to the online registration form for the 47th MCM.

Registration must be completed within the dedicated window of time.

Awards

Awards will be given out to the overall male and overall female. Awards will also be given out to the top male and female in each 5-yr age group. (10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+)

1775K Awards

Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.

getting there

Event Parking

Runners are encouraged to arrive early and utilize pre-race shuttles from one of three designated lots. There is no parking at the start-finish area for Marine Corps 17.75K.

Marine Corps 17.75K shuttles will service the following parking locations:

Primary parking:

  • Grace Church – 17100 Van Buren Road, Dumfries, VA
  • Route 234 Commuter Lot – 17300 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA (across the street from the McDonald’s)
  • Quantico Center (Fettler Commercial Buildings) – Building #3800 & #3850, Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA

Secondary parking:

  • National Museum of the Marine Corps, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA

Carpooling is strongly encouraged to ensure all participants can obtain parking at one of the three lots. Other non-shuttle parking options are available in the area including Moncure Park, Brittany Neighborhood Park and Montclair Commuter Lot, each located off Route 234.

Shuttles

pre-event Runner Shuttle

Free pre-event shuttles are accessible to runners and spectators from the designated parking locations. On event morning, shuttles will begin operating at 5 a.m. It is strongly recommended runners arrive no later than 6 a.m. The last shuttle will depart the designated parking lots at 6:30 a.m. to ensure that all participants arrive to the start line in time.

Post-event runner shuttle

Post-event shuttles are available to runners and spectators beginning at 8:30 a.m. Shuttles will depart from the 17.75K finish area and return to the designated parking lots. Each shuttle bus will be labeled with a specific parking destination.

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LODGING

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Marine corps 17.75K Hotels

The 17.75K works with Jems Hospitality, proud housing partner, to secure the best discounted deals with convenient hotels for 17.75K participants. Available hotels include the Hampton Inn Dumfries/Quantico, SpringHill Suites Potomac Mills Woodbridge, Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge and more.

Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.

Virtual Info

Participants will be able to run their Marine Corps 17.75K from March 11 to March 26.

virtual registration

Virtual registration for the Marine Corps 17.75K is now open.

Virtual finishers will not be eligible for Access Granted into the Marine Corps Marathon on October 29, 2023. All participants can earn a unique finisher medal, a technical shirt and more.

Registration and any associated purchases are final and not refundable by the MCM Organization or any of its partners. Virtual registrations are non-transferrable or deferrable. Any updates or changes to your registration can be made by logging into your participant account or emailing MCM Customer Service.

instructions

Participant Bib

Registered virtual runners may download a personal participant bib to wear or display. Bibs are now avaliable.

To Download your Virtual Bib:

  • Log into your Participant Account (username is your email)
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on your 17.75K registration
  • Click “Download Your Virtual Bib”

Connect a wearable

Participants have the option to link their personal wearables to their account to track their mileage and submit results. This should be done prior to starting your virtual event. Log into your participant account to view wearable options.

To sync your wearable:

  • Connect your wearable device.
  • Click on “Your devices” at the top of the screen and click “Connect” under your device.
  • Follow the steps to connect.
  • You will be prompted to log into your wearable device

Submitting Results

Runners are encouraged to submit their results through participant account in Haku.

Results may be submitted via a link to a public page from an app, a screenshot, a photo of a watch or treadmill or directly from a supported wearable device. Ensure to record both distance and time in your submission. Participants have until March 27, 2022 to input their finisher data.

To submit results manually:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on the specific event registration
  • Scroll to the bottom of registration information
  • Enter total finish time, distance completed and additional information.
  • Enter proof of finish time via link or photo (optional)
  • Click “Save” to complete your submission

To submit results from synced device:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations.”
  • Select the event you are submitting time for
  • Click “Submit Activity” and “Log New Activity.”
  • Select “Add From Wearable.”
  • The data from your device will be displayed
  • Click “Select” to choose an activity to submit as your results

Finisher Certificates

To download your virtual finisher certificate:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • On the right side, click on “See Your Finisher Details”
  • Click on “View Your Results”
  • Click on “Download Finisher Certificate”

Register for the Historic Half

THE MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF IS PERFECTLY SITUATED HALFWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN RICHMOND AND THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THE HUGELY POPULAR MARINE CORPS HISTORIC HALF HAS MADE HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG A FASHIONABLE SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY.