OMB #0703-0053 Expires on: 09/23/2023 Privacy Act Statement - 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. Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements. Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at https://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DOD-wide-SORN-Article-View/Article/570650/mmc00010/. Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Agency Disclosure Statement - The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0703-0053, is estimated to average 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
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.
Registration for the 2023 Marine Corps 17.75K is closed.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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 course runs over rolling hills and winding turns in a densely wooded backdrop.
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:
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.
Race day pick up should be an absolute last resort. If you must pick up on that day, please plan accordingly and allow ample time to park, ride the shuttle, pick up your packet and get ready for the start of the Marine Corps 17.75K at 7 a.m. The Information Tent will be open as early as 5:00 a.m. on event morning. Please note that there is no proxy pick up on event morning.
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.
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.
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. Please allow for ample time to find parking and travel time on the shuttle.
Marine Corps 17.75K shuttles will service the following parking locations:
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 and Montclair Commuter Lot, each located off Route 234.
Please visit the Travel & Hotel tab for the shuttle schedule.
There will be four self-serve water points along the course, at approximately the miles listed below:
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.
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.
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.
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 48th MCM.
Registration must be completed within the dedicated window of time.
Awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m. at the MCMO RV.
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:
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.
Runners being dropped off by someone or using a rideshare service should use Rt. 234 N. at Waterway Drive (Lake Montclair Center).
Free pre-event shuttles are accessible to runners and spectators from the designated parking locations. On event morning, shuttles will begin operating at 4:30 a.m. It is strongly recommended runners arrive no later than 6 a.m. The last shuttle will depart the designated parking lots at 6:20 a.m. to ensure that all participants arrive to the start line in time.
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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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.
Participants will be able to run their Marine Corps 17.75K from March 11 to March 26.
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.
Registered virtual runners may download a personal participant bib to wear or display. Bibs are now avaliable.
To Download your Virtual Bib:
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:
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:
To submit results from synced device:
To download your virtual finisher certificate: