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.

239 Days

Until Event Day June 19th

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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​Operation Desert Storm 30th Anniversary Marked with Virtual 218-Miler

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City.

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National Family Health and Fitness Day

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