Forward to Victory

The Belleau Wood 8K commemorates the Battle of Belleau Wood by sending runners on a 4.97 mile run through the hills, trails and trees of Marine Corps Base Quantico on June 25, 2022. Run in the spirit of the Marines whose tenacity and ferocious spirit earned battle victories and spurred the French Army to recognize Belleau Wood, as the "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" or "The Wood of the Marine Brigade." All participants receive a technical short sleeve shirt and a special edition bib. All finishers receive a commemorative medal.


Course

The Belleau Wood 8K starts and ends in the Lejeune Hall parking lot, and takes participants into the base trail system for a challenging loop that includes single track trails and rolling hills.

Course Map

Start

The Belleau Wood 8K will begin approximately at 7:45 a.m. Be sure to give yourself enough time to park and get to the start line.

Finish

All participants will enjoy hospitality to include beverages and recovery snacks while visiting the Finish Festival booths and activities.

Base Access

In accordance with Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on base. All individuals, age 18 and above, who do not possess a valid Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card (CAC - Common Access Card & TESLIN – active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) must register into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) and stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to obtain a visitor pass. Passes can be obtained at the VCC up to 14 days in advance of an event. Plan in advance for any MCM Event Series date to obtain the required access pass.

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Directions

From I-95 South - take Exit 148. Turn left on Russell Road. Proceed 1 mile to gate. Continue 2.5 miles to parking and event areas. Follow MCMO Event Series parking signs.

From I-95 North- take exit 148. Turn right onto Russell Road. Proceed 3/4 mile to gate. Continue 2.5 miles to parking and event areas. Follow MCMO Event Series parking signs.