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Overview

Contact / Hours:

Race Office

BLDG 1253 – Box 555020
(760) 725-RACE (7223)
race@usmc-mccs.org


Overview:

The Hard Corps Race Series offers numerous competitive races and family fitness events throughout the year explicitly for Camp Pendleton Active Duty, their Dependents, Retirees, and other authorized base patrons. Many family events are free and all races are extremely affordable as they are offered with a minimal registration fee. Events include Dog Walks, Trail Runs, multiple Holiday Themed Walks and Runs, water sports, and a virtual run celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday.

Each event also offers the opportunity for Marines and Sailors to volunteer and raise money for their Unit and Family Readiness Funds and receive a Letter of Appreciation.

Events

Hard Corps Race Series: Heartbreak Ridge

Shamrock Stampede

Tap into the luck of the Irish at the Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton! Run to your pot of gold and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 10K, 5K, or Kids 2K Run at the air station run way. This event will feature vehicle displays, finisher medals, a limited number of Shamrock Stampede t-shirts, music, and more.

What you get:
Adults: 2020 Buffalo Alley T-Shirt and Finisher Medal
Kids: Hard Corps Race Series Finisher Medal

All participants will get an Opportunity Drawing ticket at goody bag distribution day to be entered to win an MCX gift card and other fun prizes.

Stay connected and share your Shamrock Stampede with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

*While supplies last, sizes limited. Items cannot be mailed, drive-thru pickup only. Base patrons only. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR and bring GOV ID.

Heartbreak Ridge Run

Join us for this iconic trail run held at the home of the 11th Marines on Camp Pendleton. The race offers multiple distance choices including a half marathon, 10K, and 5K. Set your goal to summit and conquer the famous Heartbreak Ridge Hill!

WHO
Open to Camp Pendleton active duty and authorized base patrons.

Half Marathon & 10K: 13+ yrs
5K: 9+ yrs

NOTE: There will NOT be a 1K Super Hero Run this year at the Heartbreak Ridge Run due to safety protocols. However, we will be offering a virtual Super Hero Run for the kids at a later date – more info coming soon!

ENTRY FEES
10K / 5K

MCBCP Active Duty $10
Active Duty, Dependents, and Retirees $20 – 10K for ages 13+
$20 – 5K for ages 9+
All Other Authorized Base Patrons $30 – 10K for ages 13+
$30 – 5K for ages 9+

HALF MARATHON

MCBCP Active Duty $10 – Any Distance
Active Duty, Dependents, and Retirees $30 – Age limit: 13+
All Other Authorized Base Patrons $40 – Age limit: 13+

T-SHIRTS
Limited supply and sizes

Active Duty Free
Base Patrons $10 cash preferred

REGISTRATION

  • SOLD OUT
  • Absolutely no day-of registration accepted.

SCHEDULE
Please coordinate your arrival time to your start time listed below. This will help to minimize check-in congestion and lengthy waiting time in the venue area.
7am-9:15am – Drive-Thru Check-In Available

There will not be a mass start, please start your run at anytime during your designated time “window” listed below.
8am-9am – Start line open for half marathon runners
9am-9:30am – Start line open for 10K runners
9:30am-10am – Start line open for 5K runners
12pm – Finish line closes

This race will not be timed. We will have a running clock for you to check your own time as you cross the finish line.

MAP

Map of Heartbreak Ridge Run
SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • For everyone’s safety and health, there will not be a mass start. We ask runners to follow the start line schedule for their specific run and maintain social distancing.
  • No strollers on the course and no spectators please.
  • To insure a safe and fun experience, please adhere to the age limits for the different run distances offered.
  • Masks are required in the parking area, venue, and start/finish line chutes. Masks are optional on the course.
  • Grab-and-Go goodie bags will be waiting for you at the finish line filled with snacks, sponsor items, and your finisher medal!
  • This is a non-timed fun run with no awards.

Thank you for understanding our efforts to create a safe environment for everyone.

RACE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT – NEW
Only authorized base patrons are allowed to participate in the Heartbreak Ridge Run. An active duty ID card, dependent ID card, retiree ID card, DoD-authorized identification card, or a CAC card must be presented when checking in on race morning. The general public, sponsored visitors, contractors, and other non-base patrons with DBIDS cards or visitor passes, are not eligible to race. Unfortunately, at this time, patrons with Veteran Health ID Cards are also not eligible to participate in Hard Corps Race Series events.
DIRECTIONS
Las Pulgas Entrance
From Interstate 5, take the Las Pulgas exit and head east towards the Las Pulgas gate. Continue on Las Pulgas until you reach Camp Pulgas (43 Area).

Main Gate Entrance
From the main gate, stay on Vandegrift for 8 miles until you reach Basilone Road. Turn left and proceed North to Las Pulgas Road, turn left to reach Camp Pulgas (43 Area).

Please follow directional “Event Parking” signs to the drive-thru check-in location. There will not be a walk-up/check-in area in the venue.

Stay connected and share your Heartbreak Ridge Run with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

The Heartbreak Ridge 5K is in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Confidential resources are available. Contact the Camp Pendleton 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line (760) 500-1707 for assistance.

SOLD OUT

Sat, Apr 24: 7:30am – 12pm at Parade Deck, 43 Area – Camp Las Pulgas

Shamrock Stampede

Tap into the luck of the Irish at the Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton! Run to your pot of gold and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 10K, 5K, or Kids 2K Run at the air station run way. This event features vehicle displays, finisher medals, a limited number of Shamrock Stampede t-shirts, music, and more.

Distances: 10K, 5K, and 2K

SEE YOU IN MARCH 2022!

Hard Corps Race Series: Shamrock Stampede
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