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 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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COVID-19 Update

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 with corresponding virtual options. Run Amuck will become a do-it-yourself, virtual-only experience.

Registration for the Belleau Wood 8K will open at noon ET on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. By Wednesday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m., previously registered runners will have the option to:

  • Switch to an August 22 event on Marine Corps Base Quantico
  • Transfer to the virtual option
  • Defer the fee for credit to MCMO events through November 2021 not including the MCM or MCM50K.

Runners will be emailed further instructions including a link to their personal event change form within the next 24 hours. This link is exclusive to the individual runner and may only be accessed through the email address provided by participants during registration.

The Quantico 12K, the Belleau Wood 8K and Recon Ruck cost $45 per entry for live events. The virtual entry fee for all events is $28. The Crossroads Challenge entry fee will be determined by the mix of live and/or virtual events selected.

Participants in both the virtual and in-person events will receive the official event shirt. Belleau Wood 8K, Quantico 12K, Crossroads Challenge and Duathlon finishers will earn a spectacular, originally designed medal. Recon Ruck finishers receive a patch and those who complete the DIY Run Amuck will be awarded a special coin.

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Registration

Registration to participate in the Recon Ruck on August 22, 2020 will open on May 20 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. Registration fee for the Recon Ruck is $45. Registration includes official event timing/results, a technical participant shirt. All finishers receive a commemorative medal and are eligible for award recognition. Registration and any associated purchases are final and not refundable by the MCM Organization or any of its partners. Any updates or changes to your registration can be made by logging into your participant account or emailing MCM Customer Service.

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New! Virtual Ruck

Virtual Belleau Wood 8K entry fee is $28 and includes shipping and handling of the participant shirt, finisher medal and certificate. Participants must complete their virtual event by August 31, 2020. Registration and any associated purchases are final and not refundable by the MCM Organization or any of its partners. Virtual registrations are non-transferrable or deferrable. Any updates or changes to your registration can be made by logging into your participant account or emailing MCM Customer Service.

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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 events, either in person or virtual, during 2020 including:

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.

Xroads Challenge

Run or Ruck, then Amuck. The Crossroads Challenge is a combination registration that includes the choice of either the live or virtual Recon Ruck or the Belleau Wood 8K plus DIY Run Amuck. Participants will complete the Ruck or Run before embarking on Run Amuck.

Live events start and finish in the heart of Quantico, known as the “Crossroads of the Corps.” Crossroads Challenge finishers will earn a special medal in addition to the Run Amuck coin and either, the Ruck patch or Belleau Wood medal. Runners must complete individual registrations for each event in the Challenge.

Registration and any associated purchases are final and not refundable by the MCM Organization or any of its partners. Virtual registrations are non-transferrable or deferrable. Any updates or changes to your registration can be made by logging into your participant account or emailing MCM Customer Service.

Transfer

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. Virtual entries are not eligible for transfer.

Initiating Transfer

To execute the transfer for a live event entry, please follow these steps:

Runner-to-Runner

  • 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.

Event-to-Event:

  • 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.

Motivational Dinner

The MCM Motivational Dinner on August 21 at 6:00 p.m., hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, offers 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, the Quantico Marine Band and a keynote speaker. The menu features multiple pasta options and sauces, salads and cookies. Tickets will be available June 2020.

The Motivational Dinner features keynote speaker, Lieutenant General William M. “Mark” Faulkner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation. Lieutenant General Faulkner served as the Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics prior to his retirement in 2015. He ran the 39th MCM with a finish time of 4:02:53.

Volunteer

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

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 12K journey while wearing a weighted pack.

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Hotel

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

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Registration

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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