17.75K

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

145 Days

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.

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Mission Critical

Registration

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

Details

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

Awards

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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Hotel

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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