The 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established and offers guaranteed access to the MCM.

354 Days

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 setting is Prince William Forest Park with finishers emerging from among the trees emulating the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood. The men and women who cross the finish earn access to the Marine Corps Marathon.

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Mission Critical


Register to run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the MCM.


Event info

Finish the 17.75K course that tours the fragrant woods and trickling streams of Prince William Forest Park to earn access to the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon. All finishers receive a guaranteed spot in the MCM.

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Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders


Overall and master awards will be presented immediately at the event, near the finish line. The 17.75K age-award winners will be announcd at a later date.

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Minutes away from Marine Corps Base Quantico and 17.75K course, dedicated to help make runners' stay unforgettable.

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Packet Pick-up

Runners must show the E-card and photo ID at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on phone.

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