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An off-road running race held in the northwestern foothills of your Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. It offers multiple distance choices with a challenging hill climb and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.


Marines and Civilians Ages 4 and Up


Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K kids run


  • Apr 14, 2018 — Race starts at 8am


  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Half Marathon Entry Fees
DateCivilianActive Duty MilitaryActive Duty PendletonYouth (13-17)
Oct 23-Mar 11$60$55$10$30
Mar 12-Apr 12$75$70$10$40
Day of$90$85$10$50
10K Run Entry Fees
DateCivilianActive Duty MilitaryActive Duty PendletonYouth (13-17)
Oct 23-Mar 11$50$45$10$25
Mar 12-Apr 12$65$60$10$35
Day of$80$75$10$45
5K Run Entry Fees
DateCivilianActive Duty MilitaryActive Duty PendletonYouth (9-17)
Oct 23-Mar 11$35$30$10$20
Mar 12-Apr 12$50$45$10$30
Day of$65$60$10$40
1K Kid's Run
DateKids 6-12(T-shirt not included)
Now – Day of$5

Course Map


Additional Details


Age Divisions

Male & Female

9-12, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Race Waiver

Rules & Regulations

  • Minimum participant age is 4
  • Minimum participant age is 13 for 10K and 1/2 Marathon, 9 for 5K.
  • 1K Kid’s Run is for children ages 4-12.
  • Absolutely no headphones/ear buds allowed
  • Service and working dogs only
  • Event held rain or shine (unless deemed unsafe)
  • Pendleton Races has the right to modify the course if necessary for safety or base training exercises
  • If event is cancelled, you will have the option of transferring your entry to another 2018 event (excluding the Marine Corps Mud Run®)
  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Liability waiver must be signed by all participants on race morning (waiver download available next to registration link)
  • All competitors must be off the course by 11:45am

Military Discounts

Active Duty military members who are stationed aboard Camp Pendleton pay only $10 for race registration.

Active Duty military members who are not stationed aboard Camp Pendleton are eligible for a $5 discount on race registration.

On race morning, all Active Duty will need to show a valid military ID to pick up their race numbers.

Race Day

Driving Directions & Base Entry Requirements

A current driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance is required for vehicles entering the base. Passengers over the age of 18 must have current photo ID. Allow 30 min from the base gate to the race site.  When aboard the base, please follow all posted speed limits.  

From Interstate 5, take the Las Pulgas exit. Continue towards the Las Pulgas gate.

Have your registration, proof of insurance, and photo ID ready for the guard at the gate. From the main gate, follow the “RACE EVENT” signs along Las Pulgas Road for 3 miles to the race site.

Schedule of Events


  • T-shirt and bib pickup opens.
  • Day-of registration opens (if available). If registering on race day, please arrive early. Credit cards only.


  • National Anthem.


  • Kids 1K Run Starts


  • 1st Wave Half-Marathon Military Starts


  • 2nd Wave Half-Marathon Civilian Starts


  • 3rd Wave 10K Starts


  • 4th Wave 5K Starts


Race Results, Awards & Photos

Results will be posted and updated throughout the event on site.

An awards ceremony for top 3 overall male and female for each course will take place at approximately 11am.

Division awards must be picked up the morning of the race – awards for top 3 in each division will be available for pick-up after 11am.

If you are unable to pick up your award, please contact the race office at (760) 725-RACE to arrange for your medal to be mailed ($10 fee). The last date to request a medal to be mailed will be May 8, 2018.

Final results and photos will be posted online the Friday following the event.


Contact us at (760) 725-RACE or email

No refunds will be given for any reason for this event. 

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