Until Event Day March 20th
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
Operation Desert Storm 30th Anniversary Marked with Virtual 218-Miler
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City.