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The Quantico 12K  

26-Year-Old Amanda Beucler breaks record and finishes with 46:35 on Marine Corps Base Quantico


QUANTICO, VA (August 21, 2021) – On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Quantico 12K presented by Pohanka hosted 298 runners on a journey through the grounds of the Officer Candidate School (OCS) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.  The 7.46-mile run offered unique access to the training area for future Marines. Matthew Rouse, 35, from Quantico, VA, met the challenge earning the title top finisher in 44:27.

Rouse, Active Duty U.S. Navy, ran several races in the MCM events in the past and said, “It was a great course and could have not been a better day to run it.  

Amanda Beucler, 26, from Medford, MA, finished at 46:35 and broke the course record.  Beucler ran her first MCM event.  She came to run the race with her boyfriend, an active duty, U.S. Marine and stated, “It was great to visit Quantico and run a race here.  While I normally run on roads, I really enjoyed the trails.”  

The field of participants included 93 Marines (active, retired, reserve and former) and runners from 20 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

All participants received the official event shirt, collectible bib, and a stunning finisher medal.

Unofficial results are available at Runners may continue their commitment to #RunWithTheMarines by participating in the Turkey Trot 10K or Turkey Trot Mile in November.  Additionally, all MCM Weekend event registrations are open including the virtual MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K.

For media information, please contact Angela Anderson, Deputy Director, Marine Corps Marathon Organization at 571 437 6733 or


The Quantico 12K is part of the MCM Event Series hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. The MCM Event Series feature 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