Until Event Day March 27th
For the Corps By the Corps
The 17.75K is a uniquely Marine event. The distance reflects the year the Corps was established. The intended setting was Prince William Forest Park where finishers emerge from among the trees emulating the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Participants who cross the finish earn access to the Marine Corps Marathon. Hosted in 2020 as a virtual-only event, the 17.75K was available to runners to complete the required distance in remote locations. Only those registered for the original event and not the Virtual Open earned Access Granted.
Register to run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the MCM.
Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders
Celebrating Kids who are Running Virtually, Too
April is the Month of the Military Child. Introducing young runners who have participated in MCMO events virtually – including the 17.75K, Semper 5ive and even the Historic Half marathon.
Marine Corps 1775K Virtual Event Stories
More than 3,000 runners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom set out to run the 11.03-mile distance anytime between March 12 and March 28, anywhere they could – on the treadmill, on the trail, at the track or even in their backyard! The virtual event provided the global MCM running community the chance to achieve their fitness goals and still run together during this unprecedented time.
MCM Marks National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Running 26.2 miles is an incredible feat, but for those participating in honor of a family member who served or is serving, the accomplishment serves a bigger purpose. As we remember those that have fought and sacrificed for their country, we recognize the family members who share their stories.