Turkey Trot

Days Till Event 290
Date of Event 11.18.2023
Unleash a pre-emptive strike on holiday calories by running a 10K along the tree-lined roadways of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile will open on July 12. All participants can earn a unique finisher medal and participant shirt. Participants must be 10 years or older and able to maintain a 20 minute per mile pace.

Distinguished Participant 2023

DISTINGUISHED PARTIciPANT

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

The Distinguished Participant medal, recognizing a year-long commitment to running with the Marines, is awarded to qualified runners after they finish the live and in-person Turkey Trot in November.

TRANSFERS

After registering, some runners are unable to participate in the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile or they may wish to switch their registration to a different MCM Weekend event. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the Transfer Program. The MCMO is not responsible for identifying individuals for the transfer. Often, runners are able to connect via the MCMO Facebook page. A fee is associated with this service. Transfers may be executed any time after a runner is officially registered.

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.

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.

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Open to runners ages 10 and over, the 10K features a newly updated fast course through the tree-lined roads of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Rolling through Marine Corps Base Quantico’s tree-lined, winding roads and wraps back along the Potomac River. The Turkey Trot boasts a start and finish (Catlin Ave.) alongside Lejeune Hall.

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

base access

In accordance with Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on base. All individuals, age 18 and above, who do not possess a valid Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card (CAC – Common Access Card & TESLIN – active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) must register into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) and stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to obtain a visitor pass. Passes can be applied for 30 days in advance and obtained at the VCC up to 14 days in advance of an event. Plan in advance for any MCM Event Series date to obtain the required access pass.

runner’s Guide

Packet Pickup

Runners will be required to pick up the specially designed, commemorative bib with timing tag, turkey-themed long sleeve technical participant shirt and other event material during the designated Packet Pick-up time. Runners must show the E-card at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on a phone.

When

Friday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, at 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172.

Can’t make it?

For runners unable to attend Packet Pick-up on Friday, November 17, a designated representative may obtain event materials with proper documentation. 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 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 children under 18 years of age.

Proxy pickup is only available Friday, November 17.

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

10:00 am edt

ARRIVAL DETAILS

The Turkey Trot 10K and Mile starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Turkey Trot Mile starts at 9:30 a.m. on Catlin Avenue alongside Lejeune Hall.

Water points

There will be two water points located along the course near the following locations:

  • WP 1 is at Mile 1.6 at Marine Federal Credit Union
  • WP 2 is at Mile 4.5 at Barnett Avenue, in front of G-3 Supply

baggage

Runners 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 on event day and retrieve baggage from the same location after a successful finish.

awards

Top male and female finishers and first place finishers in age group categories will receive a frozen turkey award, courtesy of Wegmans, on event morning in a special ceremony at the finish line.

Finisher certificates

Finisher Certificates may be accessed by clicking the arrow next to a runner name on the results page or within a runner’s Haku participant account.

corrections

Results discrepancy? Absence of data? Please email your name and bib number to timer.guy@gmail.com. All results posted on the MCMO website immediately after an event are unofficial. Additional time to review all data and finalize the results information is often necessary.

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.

Visit 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. Their growing collection of breweries, wineries and restaurants provides a great entertainment experience. You can learn about all the things to do, places to visit and stay in Stafford by visiting TourStaffordVa.com. 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 tourism@staffordcountyva.gov.

LODGING

MCM event series Hotels

By partnering with various hotels throughout the local area, Tour Stafford Virginia is dedicated to making the stay of MCM Event Series runners an unforgettable experience. All hotels are just minutes from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile course.

Runners may make reservations online at any MCM Event Series partner hotel located in Stafford, VA.

getting there

Driving directions to Turkey Trot 10K and Mile parking:

From I-95 South – take Exit 148. Turn left on Russell Road. Proceed 1 mile to gate. Continue 2.5 miles to parking and event areas. Follow MCMO Event Series parking signs.

From I-95 North- take exit 148. Turn right onto Russell Road. Proceed 3/4 mile to gate. Continue 2.5 miles to parking and event areas. Follow MCMO Event Series parking signs.

Event Parking

Parking is available in multiple locations near the start and finish line in the center of the Base. Signs direct participants to these lots from both exit 148 and 150 off I-95. Runners may not park in the Lejeune Hall parking lot on Catlin Avenue. Crossroads Inn on Russell Road or at Barber Gym on Barrett.

Facilities Maintenance, Barnett Ave – Continue past Clubs of Quantico, through traffic circle. Right at stoplight, right into Facilities Maintenance parking.

Diamond Hall – Continue past Clubs at Quantico, take Dunlap. Right on Thomas. Turn right on Roan Road. Follow Street, turn Right on Ruhl Street.

The Clubs at Quantico via Dunlap Rd through traffic circle, just before the traffic circle. Park and walk to end of street and cross over to Russell Road to event info.

Road closures

There are minimal road closures for the Turkey Trot 10K and Mile.

usmc museum

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present and future. Adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, these world-class, interactive exhibits surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts, immersing them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. You are invited to follow in the footsteps of Marines: from the yellow footprints that young recruits must fill at boot camp to the boot prints left in the sands of Pacific Island beaches during World War II, in the snow of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, and in the red dirt of Hill 881 South in Vietnam. Free admission and parking.

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 have from November 4 to November 19 to complete the distance.

A virtual finish will not count toward the Distinguished Participant medal.

REGISTER

Virtual registration will open along with live registration on July 12. Virtual participants also earn a unique finisher medal and participant shirt.

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 MCM 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 November 19, 2023 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

Finisher Certificates may be accessed by clicking the arrow next to a runner name on the results page or within a runner’s Haku participant account.

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.

Gallery

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.