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Contact / Hours:

Race Office

BLDG 1253 – Box 555020
(760) 725-RACE (7223)


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.


Halloween Trick or Treat Car Parade – OCTOBER 28
Lake O’Neill Peninsula

It’s spooky time! Hey kids, dress up in your Halloween costume and be a part of our haunted Car Parade with ghostly music and lighted decorations along the route. The spooky route will include witches, skeletons, bats, ghosts , pirates, and pumpkin lighted décor along with Halloween themed music. All kids will receive a goodie bag with candy after the parade!

Active duty and base patron families only.

The general public, sponsored visitors, contractors, and other non-base patrons with DBIDS cards or visitor passes, are not eligible to participate. Unfortunately, at this time, patrons with Veteran Health ID Cards are also not eligible to participate in Hard Corps Race Series events.

This is a FREE haunted event!
6:00pm-8:00pm – Car parade route open; drive though anytime!
No pre-registration required.
All kids will receive a “Grab ‘n Go” goody bag as they finish the parade, filled with sponsor and Semper Fit giveaway items, candy.

  • Event is held rain or shine (unless deemed unsafe).
  • Pendleton Races has the right to modify the course if necessary for safety.
  • Please make sure all participants wear seat belts during the entire parade.

Main Gate
I-5 Northbound
Take the Camp Pendleton exit.

I-5 Southbound
Take the Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit and turn left.
Enter the main gate and continue on Vandegrift for approximately 8 miles.
Turn left at Santa Margarita Road.
Turn right onto Lake O’Neill Road.
Continue to the peninsula.

San Luis Rey Gate
Enter the gate and proceed approximately 4 miles on Vandegrift.
Turn right at Santa Margarita Road.
Turn right onto Lake O’Neill Road.
Continue to the peninsula.

Stay connected and share your Trick or Treat Haunted Car Parade experience with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online Registration opens May 15th at 9:00am

Fri, October 28: 6:00pm at Lake O’Neill Peninsula

Tun Tavern Ten – NOVEMBER
Virtual 10K or 10-mile run

Complete your race anytime in November and honor the 247th Marine Corps birthday!

Open to everyone.
Celebrate the 247th Marine Corps Birthday by running either a 10K or 10-miles. Your finisher medal and t-shirt will be mailed to you in December. Thank you for supporting your Marine Corps.
You will complete your run with honor and commitment. Please post your photos on social media with: #iamsemperfit #tuntaverntencp
This allows you to complete your distance at a location of your choosing, and you can run anytime you’d like, anywhere in the world (cadence optional but highly recommended).
For only $45 per participant:

  • Tun Tavern finisher medal
  • Tun Tavern T-shirt
  • A chance to support America’s finest fighting force and their morale programming aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

This momentous medal features a barrel with the iconic Tavern embossed in the middle which is the birthplace of the Marines. It also features a bottle opener to help you celebrate the Historic Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

Stay connected and share your Tun Tavern Ten experience with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online registration closes Nov 30 at midnight

Kids Turkey Trot

Gobble Gobble! Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving 1-mile Turkey Trot and receive a custom Turkey Trot kids t-shirt! Make your run extra fun and come dressed up in your favorite turkey or festive Thanksgiving attire!


SF: HCRS Kids Turkey Trot

Semper Fitmas Santa and Elf Run

Ho Ho Ho! Join us for our 4K Santa Run and get a Santa suit to wear during your run. All 1K Elf Run participants get an elf hat!


SF: HCRS Santa Run
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