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Live Version of Marine Corps 17.75K Confirmed for March 20

In-person Event to be Hosted on Marine Corps Base Quantico


QUANTICO, VA (February 10, 2021) – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will be hosting a limited-capacity, in-person, live version of the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 20 in a new location, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Traditionally, the event has been hosted in Prince William Forest Park.

Beginning on Tuesday, February 16, runners who deferred from the 2020 event that was canceled will be invited to opt into the live version, followed by runners registered for the virtual event. Those registered for the virtual 17.75K may opt into the in-person event beginning on Thursday, February 18. Further instructions will be sent to the e-mail address provided by participants during registration within the next few days.

Any remaining entries available for the limited in-person 11.03-mile event will then be opened to the general public on Monday, February 22.

The field of 500 participants will be divided into two social-distanced, separate start times to be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Virtual 17.75K registration remains open at Runners must register before February 18 for an opportunity to opt into the live version. All finishers receive a Tun Tavern-themed shirt, finisher medal and collectible bib.


For media information, please contact Jheanel Walters, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at 703-987-3191 or

Marine Corps 17.75K is part of the MCM Event Series hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. The MCM Event Series features 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines