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.

38 Days

Until Event Day August 22nd

Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is rescheduling events originally planned for June 20. Now, the Belleau Wood 8K and Recon Ruck will occur alongside the Quantico 12K on August 22, 2020 with corresponding virtual options. Run Amuck will become a do-it-yourself, virtual-only experience. Additionally, the Quantico Tri will be removed from the event schedule and be replaced by a virtual Marine Corps Duathlon. Registration for these events will resume on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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Live Forever

Hills, Trails, Woods

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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Just Get Here Event Details

Hotel

Minutes away from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the Belleau Wood 8K course, dedicated to help make runners' stay unforgettable.

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Course Map

The 4.97 mile run will send participants through the trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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Packet Pick-up

Participants must show the E-card at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on phone to obtain the bib and official participant shirt.

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A Century in the Making

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Summer Recipes for the Perfect BBQ

The global pandemic may be putting a damper on summer 2020 – from travel plans to family gatherings – but the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) team has the perfect recipe for a staycation. Scroll down for two delicious, family-friendly BBQ recipes from MCM staff members.

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Essential Tips for Running and Training in the Summer

As the weather gets warmer, long runs and outdoor workouts can feel like a challenge. But with a strategic approach and the appropriate preparations, runners can successfully train in the heat and humidity.

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