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A challenging mountain bike race featuring varied terrain, 600ft of elevation and panoramic views aboard our Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Who

Marines and Civilians Ages 6 and Up

What

Mountain bike race with 15 or 25 mile options, 600 feet of elevation and varied terrain, as well as 1 Mile Kids Ride.

When

  • Mar 17, 2018

Where

  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
25 Mile Entry Fees
Date Civilian Active Duty Military Active Duty Pendleton Youth (13-17)
Now-Feb 20 $60 $55 $10 $35
Feb21-Mar 16 $75 $70 $10 $45
Day of $90 $85 $10 $55
15 Mile Entry Fees
Date Civilian Active Duty Military Active Duty Pendleton Youth (13-17)
Now-Feb 20 $50 $45 $10 $25
Feb21-Mar 16 $65 $60 $10 $35
Day of $80 $75 $10 $45
1 Mile Kid's Ride
Date Kids (6-12) (T-shirt not included)
Now – Day of $5

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

Course Map

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Additional Details

Pre–Race

Rules & Regulations

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Certified bicycle helmets are required — no exceptions.
  • No headphones/ear buds allowed.
  • Mountain bikes only — no road bikes, BMX, cross-bikes or recumbent bikes.
  • Event is held rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe.
  • If race is cancelled, you may transfer your entry to another 2017 Pendleton Races event (excluding the Marine Corps Mud Run).
  • The course may be modified if necessary for safety or base training exercises.
  • Liability waivers must be signed by all participants on race morning.
  • All 25-mile riders must begin their second lap by 9:45am.
  • All riders must be off the course by 11:45am.

Age Divisions

Male & Female

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+

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.

From Interstate 5 North, take the Camp Pendleton exit and continue straight towards the main gate.

From Interstate 5 South, take the South Harbor Drive exit and make a left towards the main gate.

Have your registration, proof of insurance, and photo ID ready for the guard at the gate. From the main gate, stay on Vandegrift for approximately 8.5 miles, LEFT on Santa Margarita Road, then take your first RIGHT into the Lake O’Neill Recreation Area. Follow the “RACE EVENT” signs to the end of the road and our Marine volunteers will show you where to park.

Schedule of Events

7-8:15am

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

8:05am

  • Kid’s Ride

8:20am

  • 25 Mile

8:40am

  • 15 Mile

Post–Race

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 within a week arrange for your medal to be mailed ($10 fee). The last date to request a medal to be mailed will be Apr 21, 2017.

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

Questions?

Contact us at (760) 725-RACE or email info@hardcorpsraceseries.com.

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