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Marine Corps Boot Camp Challenge


  • WHEN Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9 a.m.
  • WHERE Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Intl., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $40 - $195

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego hosts the MCRD BootCamp Challenge, a 3-mile obstacle run.
This unique race features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits, plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors “staff” the course providing direction and encouragement for participants.

The three-mile run is part obstacle course, featuring the very same physical challenges that Marines Corps Recruits encounter during their training. In addition, more than 60 United States Marine Corps Drill Instructors will be on hand to encourage participants as they tackle the course.

The race will take place on paved roads and hard-packed dirt. Participants will face more than 40 obstacles, including tunnel crawls, log hurdles, six-foot walls, trenches, cargo net walls and push up stations throughout the race. USMC Drill Instructors will be at each station to make sure you’ve completed your obstacles. Awards will be handed out to the top three finishers in each of the 29 categories divided into different age groups, individual performances, and team performances.

Registration is now open online for individuals, 3-person teams, and 5-person teams. Registration for the event is $39 per individual, $117 per 3-person team, and $195 per 5-person team. Day-of registration is $45 per individual. Registration is available online at All participants will receive official race t-shirts. Proceeds from the event will go to the Quality of Life Programs for Marines and Sailors aboard MCRD San Diego.

The 2016 Bootcamp Challenge begins at 9 a.m. on October 1st. The race will begin in 5-minute waves, starting with the elite division, then individual men, individual women, 3-person teams and lastly, the 5-person teams. Day of race registration and t-shirt pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. The event will be followed by a post-race party, featuring music, food, and beer.

For Sponsor, Exhibitor opportunities and VIP Registration, contact Melanie London,

Visit the MCRD Bootcamp Challenge Website for more information.

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MCRD Bootcamp Challenge participants.

Above: MCRD Bootcamp Challenge participants.


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