Marine Corps 17.75K

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Date of Event 03.22.2025
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
  • Forest Park High School – 15721 Forest Park Dr, Woodbridge, 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


Nuun Endurance: Lemon Lime Flavor will be available on course at all water points.


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 49th and 50th Marine Corps Marathon.

All finishers age 14 and above will receive an email with a dedicated link to the online registration form for the 49th and 50th MCM.

Registration must be completed within the dedicated window of time.


Awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m. at the MCMO RV.

Runner will be responsible for shipping costs of award if it is mailed following the event.

1775K Awards

Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.