Recon Ruck and Crossroads Challenge will take place on June 15
QUANTICO, VA (February 11, 2019) – Two new events have been added to the MCM Event Series for June 15 – Recon Ruck and Crossroads Challenge. Both events aim to excite runners with new distances for an unforgettable summer experience.
Recon Ruck and Crossroads Challenge join the June 15 event lineup with the family favorite Run Amuck and Belleau Wood 8K. Registration for all four events opens to the public at noon Eastern, on Wednesday, February 27 at www.marinemarathon.com.
Recon Ruck allows athletes to take on an 11.91-mile course with a weighted pack for an extended running experience. Participants must supply their own weighted rucksack. Rucks are based on the weight of the runner – a 10-pound ruck for runners under 150 pounds and a 20-pound ruck for athletes over 150 pounds. Recon Ruck will offer 500 entries, each costing $45. All finishers will earn a collectable velcro patch that can be sported proudly on any backpack or personal ruck.
The Crossroads Challenge features two of the day’s events for the opportunity to earn a prized medal – Run or Ruck, then Amuck. In order to qualify for this accolade, runners must complete the Recon Ruck OR Belleau Wood 8K and then participate in Run Amuck. This challenge is open to 250 athletes and costs $90 per entry. Double the challenge, double the reward – as all finishers will receive the awards from each event they run and a celebratory medal.
Runners who want to participate in the Crossroads Challenge should select only that choice and not register for two separate events.
Other weekend events include Run Amuck and the Belleau Wood 8K. Run Amuck is the fun-filled mud and obstacle 3.5-mile run open to 1,300 runners. The cost is $45 and all finishers receive a challenge coin. The Belleau Wood 8K commemorates the battle that earned the Marines the nickname “Devil Dogs.” This event costs $45 and is open to 800 runners. All finishers will receive a medal.
Four events up for grabs starting in February – Recon Ruck, Run Amuck, Belleau Wood 8K and the Crossroads Challenge. These MCM Event Series brings a little something for everyone during this family-friendly day of activity.
Press Release Highlights:
>>> Four events hosted on June 15
>>> Ruck to test athletes for 11.91 miles with weighted pack
>>> Participate in two events with the Crossroads Challenge
For media information please contact Ashley Topolosky, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at 703-987-3191 or email@example.com.
Recon Ruck, Run Amuck, Belleau Wood 8K and the Crossroads Challenge are part of the 2019 MCM Event Series, hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO). No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines