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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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:

  • 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
  • Grace Church – 17100 Van Buren Rd, 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, Brittany Neighborhood Park and Montclair Commuter Lot, each located off Route 234.

Runner “Drop-off”

Runners being dropped off by someone or using a rideshare service should use Rt. 234 N. at Waterway Drive (Lake Montclair Center).


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 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 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.

Road closures

The biggest delays will be seen on Route 234 between Waterway Drive and Country Club Drive. Closures and times will follow as such:

  • Pleasant Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • One southbound lane and one northbound lane of Route 234 will be closed from 3:45 a.m. until end of the event, estimated to be around 12:00 p.m.
  • Southbound Route 234 will be fully closed to all traffic from 6:30 a.m. until the start line clears, estimated to be around 7:30 a.m.
  • Scenic Drive will be closed from Parking Lot D to Turkey Run Road from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Event Day Detours:
South Route 234 traffic will be detoured onto Waterway Drive starting at 6:30 a.m. Traffic will be rerouted to Route 234 at Country Club Drive.

What to do in stafford

Stafford has been on the front lines of history. George Washington grew up in Stafford on the banks of the Rappahannock. Stone for many of the buildings in Washington were quarried in Stafford. Civil War soldiers walked the county on their way to war. But we’re not all about history. Our growing collection of breweries, wineries and restaurants provides a great entertainment experience. Our breweroutdoor resources include Virginia’s newest state park and lots of opportunities to get out on the trail and on the water. And our arts community is always creating new things.

You can learn about all the things to do, places to visit and stay in Stafford by visiting The professional, friendly staff at the Stafford Department of Economic Development and Tourism can also assist you in planning your next visit, meeting, reunion, or sports event. Give them a call at 540-658-8681 or email


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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 Marine Corps Historic Half

It’s the greatest half in history! Run through historic Fredericksburg from the retail hub of Central Park, through quaint downtown shops and restaurants, up Hospital Hill to a finish line bathed in stars and stripes.