The 17.75K distance commemorates the year the Marine Corps was established and offers guaranteed access to the MCM.

48 Days

Until Event Day April 13th

For the Corps By the Corps

The 17.75K is a uniquely Marine event. The distance reflects the year the Corps was established. The setting is Prince William Forest Park with finishers emerging from the among the trees emulating the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood. The men and women who cross the finish earn access to the Marine Corps Marathon.

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Mission Critical

17.75K MarathonFoto

Marine Corps 17.75K participants have in-action photos taken from on-course locations and at the start/finish line by the experienced team of professional photographers from MarathonFoto. Images are available for purchase as photo prints, on products or digital downloads.

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17.75K Results

Timing results for the 11.03 mile run through Prince William Forest Park.

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Devotion to Readiness Executing Orders


Overall and master awards will be presented immediately at the event, near the finish line. The 17.75K age-award winners will be announcd at a later date.

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Minutes away from Marine Corps Base Quantico and 17.75K course, the Holiday Inn Quantico Center is dedicated to help make runners' stay unforgettable.

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Packet Pick-up

Runners must show the E-card and photo ID at Packet Pick-up either printed out or displayed on phone.

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D.C. Running Pack Chases Down MCM Access

D.C. “Running Pack” members Melisa, Rudy and Kevin Jordan return for their third 17.75K and look forward to their fourth Marine Corps Marathon together. One step closer to reaching their goal of getting into the MCM Running Club so they never miss a Marine Corps Marathon.

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4.97 Facts about the Belleau Wood 8K

In 2018, the Marine Corps will commemorate a battle that occurred a century ago in a wooded area outside Paris. Accordingly, the MCM will unveil a new running event. Here are 4.97 facts runners need to know about the new Belleau Wood 8K.

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