September 21, 2018

Medal of Honor Golf Course Opens for 8K

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You’ve heard of walking the greens but ‘running the greens?’ That becomes a thing this December when the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, in partnership with Marine Corps Community Services, hosts a limited field 8K on the Medal of Honor Golf Course on December 8. All participants will receive a special Medal of Honor 8K fleece hat and free greens fee for future use.

The Medal of Honor 8K presented by Marines Plumbing begins with a wave start at 9:30 a.m. Additional waves depart every two minutes.

Originally called “The Officers’ Club Golf Course,” the Medal of Honor Golf Course began in 1930 as a six-hole layout. The course grew to nine holes in 1934 and expanded to 18-holes in the mid-1940s, when it was renamed the “Quantico Golf Course.” One more name change would occur in 1930, when it took its current title of “Medal of Honor Golf Course.” The course is open year round to Active Duty and Retired Military, DoD civilian employees, family members, FBI Academy, National Guard and Reserve personnel and the general public.

Check out the 8K course map.

Course Map

Watch the MCM website for details about shuttle services, entertainment, specials at Mulligan’s restaurant and more.

Packet Pick-up will be hosted on Friday, December 7 at the MCM Building (Fowler Hall) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico next to the Commissary from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If using GPS, please input 3400 Russell Road, Quantico, VA. Those unable to pick-up on Friday can do so on Saturday at the event from 7:30-9:00 a.m.

There will be no parking and no drop off at the Medal of Honor Golf Course for the 8K. All runners should park at Daly Hall (2079 Barnett Road Quantico, VA) and board the event shuttles departing from this lot. Additional parking is located near this address in adjacent lots. Shuttles will deliver runners to the start from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Participants should arrive early as later shuttles may be crowded. Shuttles will return runners to the parking location following the event until 12:45 p.m.

Runners will start in waves of 125 participants at 9:30 a.m. and launching every two minutes. Awards will be determined by chip time. All participants receive a fleece beanie. Finishers are awarded a limited edition ornament.

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Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.