District of Columbia

Marine Corps Marathon Announces Rescheduled Events

19 Jun, 2020

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. Additionally, the Quantico Tri will be removed from the event schedule and be replaced by a new virtual option.

Also new, the August 22 event start lines will be located at Lejeune Field on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Participants may run a 4.97 mile course in the Belleau Wood 8K; enjoy a 7.46 mile run in the Quantico 12K; or trek through Marine Corps Base Quantico for the same 12K distance while wearing a weighted pack of 10lbs or more in Recon Ruck. In addition to the live versions of these events on August 22, virtual options will be available.

The popular Run Amuck will become a virtual-only, choose-your-own adventure event with a checklist of fitness challenges, scavenger hunt adventures and DIY possibilities. 

Participants can still complete the Crossroads Challenge by running the live or virtual Belleau Wood 8K or the Recon Ruck and participating in the DIY Run Amuck.

Replacing the Quantico Triathlon is the virtual inaugural Marine Corps Duathlon. This new dual skilled event will feature a 5K run, followed by a 20.4K bike ride and end with a 5K run. 

“Marines know about accomplishing the mission in every clime and place and that’s the opportunity presented to our runners,” said Rick Nealis, director of the MCM Organization. “Whether they’re running with the Marines in August or being their own race director, it’s inspiring to see their results. I am proud that we are able to bring the spirit of the United States Marine Corps right to their doorsteps.”

Registration for these events is now open at www.marinemarathon.com. Previously registered runners 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.

Previously registered runners have until Wednesday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. to choose one of the abovementioned options. Further instructions will be sent to the e-mail address provided by participants during registration within the next 24 hours.

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.

Belleau Wood 8K, Recon Ruck, Run Amuck, the Crossroads Challenge and Quantico 12K are part of the MCM Event Series hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. The MCM Event Series feature a variety of distances and fun challenges on or near Marine Corps Base Quantico. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines


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