Belleau Wood 8K

In a wooded area outside Paris known as Belleau Wood, a three-week battle with the Germans in June 1918 would prove to be a defining moment for the U.S. Marine Corps. It was here during WWI that the Marines earned the nickname "Teufel Hunden" or "Devil Dogs.” In a test of individual tenacity, the Belleau Wood 8K will send runners to the woods and onto the trails of Quantico or on a virtual run.

242 Days

Until Event Day June 25th

Live Forever

Hills, Trails, Woods

Live Event Info

Listen to your inner Devil Dog. Run the Belleau Wood 8K and conquer the hills and trails of the Marine Corps Base along this 4.97 mile course or run it virtually.

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Virtual Event Info

Unique features are available to help mark your virtual Belleau Wood 8K accomplishment.

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A Century in the Making


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