Recon Ruck

When a standard run doesn't satisfy the desire for more, choose the harder thing and ruck it. The Recon Ruck sends participants into Quantico's hills, trails and roadways for a 12-mile journey while wearing a weighted pack.

-5 Days

Until event day June 15th

Worth The Weight

A 'ruck' can be simply described as walking a long distance while wearing a backpack or, for Marines, moving quickly with all the required military gear over rugged terrain. Whether using the term ‘ruck’ or ‘hump,’ Marines know they have to summon the strength and stamina to cover a long distance with the heightened challenge of carrying additional weight. At Recon Ruck, participants will navigate a 12-mile course on Quantico’s roads and trails while carrying a weighted pack.

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A Pack

Recon Ruck Results

Timing results for the 8K and Recon Ruck through the trails on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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The Recon Ruck participants take to the hills, trails and roadways of Marine Corps Base Quantico while wearing weighted packs. Need more? The Crossroads Challenge, also held the same day, offers participants the change to participate in both, the Ruck and Run Amuck, the popular mud and obstacle run.

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Advance Prep


Keep track of important dates and times for Recon Ruck.

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Minutes away from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the Recon Ruck course, the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make runners' stay unforgettable.

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Packet Pick-up

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

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Six Hour Road Trip Distinguishes Father/Daughter Relationship

“My Dad and I are going to achieve the Distinguished Participant together, and the memories we take home from each of these races is more than enough to keep us happily reminiscing."

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Reduced Fees Mark Global Running Day

To commemorate Global Running Day, runners can take advantage of a special 15% off registration discount for the entire MCM Event Series. Runners may register using the discount code MCMGlobal2019 on Wednesday, June 5 until midnight eastern.

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