The Marine Corps Marathon is now offering the MCM Event Series, providing exciting running events and guaranteed entry to the country's fastest selling large marathon (the main event is held in October). The events will run from April through November and include the celebratory Marine Corps 17.75K; the muddy fun of Run Amuck and Mini Run Amuck; the Turkey Trot 10K and Kids Mile. Marine Corps Historic Half events include the 13.1 mile Historic Half, the Marine Corps Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles).
2017 Event Schedule
- Marine Corps 17.75K
March 25, 2017 - Prince William County, VA
Presenting finishers guaranteed entry into the 38th Marine Corps Marathon. The unique 17.75K distance of 11.03 miles will be held just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico taking runners on a course along the wooded paths and scenic roads of Prince William Forest Park. The 17.75K represents the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775. Runners age eight and above can register to run the 17.75K, but only 17.75K finishers ages 14 and above will receive guaranteed entry to run the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles on Oct. 27, in Arlington, VA.
- Marine Corps Historic Half
May 21, 2017 - Fredericksburg, VA
The 13.1 mile course runs from the retail hub of Central Park through Fredericksburg's historic downtown with impressive landmarks and splendid scenery. The run continues up Fredericksburg's infamous Hospital Hill to Marines presenting medals at the Historic Half finish line.
- Marine Corps Historic 10K
& Semper Fred 5K
May 21, 2017- Fredericksburg, VA
Showcasing a new way to tackle Hospital Hill, the Marine Corps Marathon introduces the new Historic MCM10K where participants traverse the final 6.2 mile portion of the Historic Half course. Also new in 2013, the Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) becomes a point-to-point run incorporating the challenge of Hospital Hill.
- Run Amuck
Mini Run Amuck
June 10, 2017 - Marine Corps Base Quantico
The running event on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Run Amuck takes participants on a 3.5 mile mud and obstacle challenge through the trails and hills of Quantico. Confronting participants with arduous obstacles, punishing PT stations, messy mud pits and smashing water blasts, this year's Run Amuck includes the new amended version - Mini Run Amuck - for families to enjoy together.
- Marine Corps Marathon Triathlon
August 26, 2017- Marine Corps Base Quantico
The sprint distance triathlon will begin with a 400-meter lane swim in the Quantico 50M Pool, adjacent to the Clubs of Quantico. Athletes will be released for the swim in 15 second increments, based on expected finish time. After the swim, runners will proceed to the transition area to begin the 9 mile bicycle course. Rounding out the event is a 3.1 mile, out-and-back run, highlighted by incomparable views of the Quantico Marine Corps Air Facility.
- Turkey Trot 10K and Kids Mile
November 18, 2017 - Marine Corps Base Quantico
A classic late autumn run through the foliage and along the Chopawamsic Creek, the Turkey Trot 10K and Kids Mile are the best preemptive strike against Thanksgiving calories.