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.
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.
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 or digital 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.
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.
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.