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Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010.

Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements.

Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at

Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events.

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The Marine Corps 17.75K offers guaranteed access to the MCM for all finishers. Run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the MCM.

Thank you runners! Registration to run the Marine Corps 17.75K is now closed.

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Access Granted

The Marine Corps 17.75K offers guaranteed access to the MCM for all finishers 14 years of age and older on MCM day. Run 11.03 miles through Prince William Forest Park and earn "Access Granted" for a guaranteed spot in the MCM. Immediately following the event after results are posted, all finishers will receive an email with a dedicated link to the online registration form for the 44th MCM. This link may only be used by the registered runner who completed the 17.75K. Registration with the Guaranteed Access link must be completed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time, Tuesday, March 26.

Runners who wish to share the Access Granted entry with another individual must first register for the MCM using Access Granted, then initiate a transfer. The transfer fee is $50. Transfers will be available beginning at 1 p.m. on March 26.

To initiate a transfer, follow these steps:

  • Log into Haku account
  • Click "Your Registration"
  • Click "Edit Registration"
  • Scroll to "Registration Options" on bottom right of page and click
  • Click "Transfer"
  • Enter name and email address of individual receiving transfer
  • Select option to pay transfer fee or pass the transfer fee to the new runner
  • Click "Send." Original runner is removed from event registration and placed in the transfer file. New runner will receive an email with customized link to complete the transfer.

When transfering, the registered runner will not receive a refund of the original fee. Any monetary transactions associated with registration fees must be handled directly between the runners.


After registering for the Marine Corps 17.75K, some runners unfortunately are unable to participate. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the Transfer Program. The MCM doesn't assist in the identification of individuals to receive a transfer. Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page.

Runners currently registered for the 17.75K may transfer an entry to another runner. There is a $25 transfer fee (plus processing) associated with transferring between individuals. Either individual involved in the transfer may pay this fee.

When transferring an entry, runners do not receive a refund on registration fees. Any such monetary transactions must be handled directly between the transferring runners. Entries may not be transferred more than once.

Marine Corps 17.75K transfer program will open after registration closes and remain open through March 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern

Initiating Transfer

To execute the transfer, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Haku account:
  2. Click 'Your Regsitration'
  3. Click 'Edit Registration'
  4. Scroll and click 'Registration Options' (bottom right size of page)
  5. Click 'Transfer'
  6. Enter the name and email address of the person you wish to transfer registration to
  7. Select the option to pay the transfer fee or to pass on the transfer fee to the new runner, click 'send.' At this time, the original runner is removed from the event and placed in the transfer file.

Receiving Transfer

The new runner will receive an email with a customized link to complete the transfer.

Dinner Series

The MCM Motivational Dinner Series presented by KPMG, hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, will be held on three evenings throughout the year offering runners, guests and the community the opportunity to dine where Marines dine, receive inspiration from accomplished U.S. Marine athletes, and engage in military camaraderie with fellow runners while enjoying a delicious pasta dinner at the Clubs at Quantico. Each dinner will feature the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon providing colors with the Quantico Marine Band playing the National Anthem and traditional Sousa marches. The menu features multiple pasta options and sauces, healthy salads and warm cookies for only $20 (+processing fee) per person. While the dinners will be held on the eve prior to scheduled MCM Event Series runs, participation in these events isn’t required to purchase tickets.

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The dinner series kicks off on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the eve of the Marine Corps 17.75K and features Colonel William C. Bentley, III, as the guest speaker. Col. Bentley, the Commander of Marine Corps Base Quantico, graduated from The Citadel in May 1991 and commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class. As a CH-53E helicopter pilot, he deployed to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America and commanded Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464. Additionally, he served at the Naval Air Systems Command, US European Command and Office of Naval Research, and earned a Masters degree from the National War College. He assumed command of Marine Corps Base Quantico in July 2018.

In addition to a distinguished military career, Col. Bentley is an accomplished athlete with a lifetime commitment to health and fitness. He grew up playing a variety of sports through high school including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football and wrestling. In college, he played football, participated in various intramurals, and was on the boxing team.

In the last 25 years, he has completed over 50 races including six iron distance triathlons and nine marathons, including eight Marine Corps Marathons."


A wide variety of volunteer positions will be available offering numerous ways for individuals and groups to support event day. Opportunities for Marine Corps 17.75K volunteer registration is now open.

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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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Course Map

An 11.03 mile course through Prince William Forest Park that ends with a guaranteed ticket to the MCM.

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