196.7 Miler

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) hosts the Vietnam 196.7 Miler, a new virtual event to run from February 1 to March 18, 2022. Runners ages 10 and up will have the choice to tackle the distance solo or as part of a team.

The distance of 196.7 miles was specifically chosen to highlight the year of Operation Prairie II, the military operation commanded by Brigadier General Michael P. Ryan. Eight years later as a Major General, Ryan would co-found the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), along with Colonel James L. Fowler, to promote the Marine Corps and serve as a recruitment tool.

55 Days

February 1st


Registration is now open. Registration costs $47 per individual. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team. Each participant will be mailed a long sleeve crew neck shirt, a stunning coin and a postcard.

Register Here

The race will feature a map accessible through an app designed specifically for the Vietnam 196.7 Miler. The map will show runners traveling a portion of the distance from Quảng Trị to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). For every four miles obtained, participants will receive historic Vietnam War facts. Ambitious runners are welcome to complete the total distance between the two cities for a total of 610 miles. Those who choose to continue past the 196.7 distance will receive facts every 25 miles.

Register As A Team

Creating a team? Here’s how to do it:

  • Team captain will register first
  • Captain must click the box in the online form to establish and name their team
  • A private link will be created and appear in the captain’s Haku participant account
  • Captain will share this special link with team members
  • Team members will then register via this link to join the team


Vietnam 196.7 Miler registrations are non-transferable.

Run Dates

Run dates begin on February 1, 2022. Runners must complete their virtual distance by March 18, 2022.


Packages including the long sleeve crew neck shirt, coin and postcard will be mailed to the address participants provided during registration.

Participant Bib

Registered virtual runners may download a personal participant bib to wear or display. Bibs will be available for download prior to designated run dates.

To Download your Virtual Bib:

  • Log into your Participant Account (username is your email)
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on your Vietnam 196.7 Miler registration
  • Click “Download Your Virtual Bib"

Connect a wearable

Participants have the option to link their personal wearables to their account to track their mileage and submit results. This should be done prior to starting your virtual event. Log into your participant account to view wearable options.

To sync your wearable:

  • Connect your wearable device.
  • Click on “Your devices” at the top of the screen and click "Connect" under your device.
  • Follow the steps to connect.
  • You will be prompted to log into your wearable device

Submitting Results

Runners are encouraged to submit their results through participant account in Haku.

Results may be submitted via a link to a public page from an app, a screenshot, a photo of a watch or treadmill or directly from a supported wearable device. Ensure to record both distance and time in your submission. Participants have until March 18, 2022 to input their finisher data.

To submit results manually:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on the specific event registration
  • Scroll to the bottom of registration information
  • Enter total finish time, distance completed and additional information.
  • Enter proof of finish time via link or photo (optional)
  • Click “Save” to complete your submission

To submit results from synced device:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations.”
  • Select the event you are submitting time for
  • Click “Submit Activity” and “Log New Activity.”
  • Select “Add From Wearable.”
  • The data from your device will be displayed
  • Click “Select” to choose an activity to submit as your results.