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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 https://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DOD-wide-SORN-Article-View/Article/570650/mmc00010/.
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 27, 2019 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.
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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.
The MCM Motivational Dinner Series, hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, will be held on three evenings throughout the year offering runners, guests and the community the opportunity to dine where Marines dine, receive inspiration from accomplished U.S. Marine athletes, and engage in military camaraderie with fellow runners while enjoying a delicious pasta dinner at the Clubs at Quantico. Each dinner will feature the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon providing colors with the Quantico Marine Band playing the National Anthem and traditional Sousa marches. The menu features multiple pasta options and sauces, healthy salads and warm cookies for only $20 per person. While the dinners will be held on the eve prior to scheduled MCM Event Series runs, participation in these events isn’t required to purchase tickets.
LtCol Joseph Shusko, USMC Ret. is a decorated veteran who served the United States Marine Corps for more than 40 years. He is an accomplished aviator who spent the majority of his career flying helicopters. While serving as a White House Liaison Officer (WHLO) at HMX-1, he was designated a Presidential Helicopter Pilot under the Reagan Administration. In August of 2003, Shusko assumed command of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. He has been instructing and participating in martial arts and physical fitness since the early 1970's. Active in his local community, Shusko is a Stafford Sheriff Department volunteer deputy.
Lieutenant Colonel Shusko is also an associate and instructor for Resolution Group International - a conflict resolution training organization. He has taught "Values, Morals and Ethics" throughout the United States and abroad, and is the author of "Tie-Ins For Life: Stories That Teach Great Values and Inspire Moral Action."
Lieutenant Colonel Shusko was born in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He is a 1977 graduate of Rider University. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
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 2019 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.
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.
Grab A Pack
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.
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.