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.

205 Days

Until Event Day June 19th

Teufel Hunden Be a Devil Dog

Take to the trails of Marine Corps Base Quantico or go virtual to run the Belleau Wood 8K in commemoration of the battle that occurred over 100 years ago. The course covers 4.97 miles and inspires participants to charge into the woods with a level of determination that honors those Marines who fought in the early 20th century. On this day, every runner becomes a Devil Dog!

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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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​Marine Corps Base Quantico Access Procedures

In accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID or Common Access Card (CAC) & TESLIN (active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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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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