Tri and New 12K Offer Summer Fun and Training for
Registration Opens April 27 for August
events at Quantico's Officer Candidate School
QUANTICO, VA (April
26, 2016) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is offering
something new and very unique to athletes this summer
with the introduction of the Quantico 12K, along with
the return of the Quantico Tri on Saturday, Aug. 20. The
new Quantico 12K provides a perfect training opportunity
for those preparing to participate in the 41st MCM this
The Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K will be hosted on
Marine Corps Base Quantico's scenic Officer Candidate
School. The Quantico Tri includes a 750-meter swim in
the open water of the Potomac, 20K bike ride and 5K
The Quantico 12K will start consecutively with the Tri
providing runners a challenging run through the wooded
trails that wind throughout OCS. The 7.45 mile distance
times well for many marathoner training plans as they
prepare for the 41st MCM on Oct. 30. Both events will
traverse along the same terrain that OCS candidates run
during Marine Corps physical training.
Registration for both the Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K
opens at noon Eastern on Wednesday, April 27 at www.marinemaration.com.
Athletes can participate in either the Tri or the 12K on
The Quantico Tri is $75, while the Quantico 12K is $45
to register. Both events offer impressive finisher
medals, technical shirts and enhanced hospitality.
Finishers of the Quantico Tri and Quantico 12K will be
treated to packets of nutritional seaweed among other
hospitality items from Clif Bar, Wegmans, Jelly Belly
sports beans and Mic Ultra, for those over 21.
The Quantico 12K is part of the distinguished
participant challenge sponsored by VA Runner. A special
medal will be awarded to individuals who complete Run
Amuck in June; the Quantico Tri or the Quantico 12K in
August; the Turkey Trot 10K in November and either the
Marine Corps Historic Half or the Semper 5ive (five
miler) on May 15.
The USA Triathlon-sanctioned Quantico Tri and the
Quantico 12K are part of the MCM Event Series, hosted
annually by the Marine Corps Marathon. For more
information about the MCM Event Series, visit www.marinemarathon.com.
The 2016 MCM Event Series includes a series of road
races and a triathlon occurring in Prince William County
and on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. The MCM Event
Series is sponsored by Brooks, Discover Prince William
County/Manassas, GEICO, Holiday Inn Quantico Center,
National University, Sentara Healthcare and Wegmans. No
federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied. #RunWithTheMarines