Recon Ruck


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Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010.

Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements.

Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at

Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events.

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Opening on February 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time, registration for Recon Ruck is $45. Patricipants receive a technical shirt and a commemorative bib. All finishers earn a finisher patch. Participants must supply their own pack and weights.

Consult sizing chart to determine best fit of participant shirt.

Distinguished Participation

In partnership with Always Advancing and sponsored by VA Runner, local running specialty store, the Distinguished Participant medal will be presented to runners who have participated events on four specific dates during 2020 including Historic Half events (13.1, Semper 5ive, Devil Dog Double) in May; Run Amuck, Belleau Wood 8K or Recon Ruck in June; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K in August; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November. The Distinguished Participant medal, recognizing a year-long commitment to running with the Marines, is awarded to qualified runners after they finish the Turkey Trot in November.

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Xroads Challenge

Ruck, then Amuck. The Crossroads Challenge is a combination registration that includes both, the Recon Ruck and Run Amuck. An option to participate in Belleau Wood 8K and Run Amuck also exists. Participants will complete the 12 mile Recon Ruck before embarking on Run Amuck. All events start and finish at Butler Stadium in the heart of Quantico, known as the “Crossroads of the Corps.” Recon Ruck begins at 6 a.m. Participants must maintain an 18 minute-per-mile pace in order to begin the Run Amuck portion of the Challenge no later than when the final wave starts at 10 a.m.

Crossroads Challenge finishers will earn a special medal in addition to the Ruck patch and Run Amuck coin. While runners may register for both events separately, only those who sign up for the Crossroads Challenge are eligible for the special medal. There is no option to participate in both, the Ruck and the 8K. Registration for the Crossroads Challenge costs $90 and offers participants a special technical shirt. Registration opens on February 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time.


After registering for the Recon Ruck some runners unfortunately are unable to participate. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the Transfer Program. The MCM doesn't assist in the identification of individuals to receive a transfer. Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page.

Runner-to-Runner: Runners currently registered for the Recon Ruck may transfer an entry to another runner. There is a $25 transfer fee (plus processing) associated with transferring between individuals. Either individual involved in the transfer may pay this fee.

Event-to-Event: Runners have the option to transfer an entry to another event hosted on June 20. Runners will not be refunded the difference between events and will be required to pay the difference in registration fees.

When transferring an entry, runners do not receive a refund on registration fees. Any such monetary transactions must be handled directly between the transferring runners. Entries may not be transferred more than once.

Initiating Transfer

To execute the transfer, please follow these steps:


  • Login to your Haku account:
  • Click 'Your Regsitrations'
  • Click 'Edit Registration'
  • Scroll and click 'Registration Options' (bottom right size of page)
  • Click 'Transfer'
  • Enter the name and email address of the person you wish to transfer registration to
  • Select the option to pay the transfer fee or to pass on the transfer fee to the new runner, click "Transfer and Pay $" or "Transfer and Pass Fee" (green button).

At this time the original runner is removed from the event and placed in the transfer file. The new runner will receive an email with a customized link to complete the transfer.


  • Log into Haku account
  • Click "Your Registration"
  • Click "Edit Registration"
  • Scroll to "Registration Options" on the bottom right of page
  • Click "Switch Categories"
  • Runner will have option to select different category and pay difference in registration fees accordingly

Receiving Transfer

The new runner will receive an email with a customized link to complete the transfer.


A wide variety of volunteer positions will be available offering numerous ways for individuals and groups to support event day. Currently, Recon Ruck volunteer registration is closed but exciting opportunities exist to support other MCM events.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Event Info

The Recon Ruck challenges participants to cover 19.17K or just under 12 miles through Quantico's hills, trails and roadways. Happening on the same day as Run Amuck, the Crossroads Challenge and the Belleau Wood 8K, the Recon Ruck presents a new way for motivated individuals to participate in the MCM Event Series.

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

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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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