Marine Corps 17.75K

Days Till Event 109
Date of Event 03.23.2024
The Marine Corps 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established.
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runner’s Guide


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. 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:

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 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 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.

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 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.

1775K Awards

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