Announcements

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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

Semper Fitmas Santa & Elf Run – DECEMBER 11
ACU 5

Ho Ho Ho! Get festive and celebrate the holidays! 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! The run will highlight the Navy’s iconic LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion) along the course and in the venue.

WHO
Open to all authorized base patrons; ID check on event day.
ENTRY FEES
4K Santa Run (Ages 9+)
Active Duty – $10
Dependent/Retirees – $20
Eligible Base Patrons – $30

1K Elf Run (Ages 4-12)
$10

REGISTRATION

  • Online pre-registration closes Dec 8 at midnight.
  • Day-of will also be available.

SCHEDULE
9:15am – Check-In and Venue Opens
10:00am – Elf Run Start
10:30am – Santa Run Start
11:30am – Course cut-off time
12:00pm – Venue Closes
RULES

  • Masks are required where social distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks and Santa beards are optional on the course (please social distance).
  • Minimum age limit for Santa Run: 9 years.
  • Age limit for Elf Run: 4-12 years.
  • No headphones/earbuds.
  • Event is held rain or shine (unless deemed unsafe).
  • Pendleton Races has the right to modify the course if necessary for safety or training exercises.
  • This is a non-timed event with no awards–run for fun!

Stay connected and share your Semper Fitmas Santa & Elf Run with us.
@hcrscp | @semperfitcp

Online registration opens November 9th at 9:00am

Sat, December 11: 10:00am at ACU 5

Tails ‘n Trails Dog Walk

SEE YOU FEBRUARY 2022!

War Dog Memorial: See you in February 2022!

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 MARCH 2022!

Hard Corps Race Series: Shamrock Stampede

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!

Distances: Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K

SEE YOU APRIL 2022!

Heartbreak Ridge runner.

Amphibious Assault Cove Swim

Grab your suit and join us for a summer swim challenge in the harbor of Del Mar Beach Resort with a start/finish at Kid’s Cove. Choose your distance and conquer the course of your choice!

Distances: ½-Mile and 1-Mile

SEE YOU JULY 2022!

Amphibious Assault Swimmer

Buffalo Alley

Join us for a trail run in the northwestern foothills of Camp Pendleton. You may even get lucky with a bison sighting!

Distance: 10K

SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 2022!

Buffalo Alley Marines

Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for a haunted trail walk with ghostly music and lit decorations along the route.

SEE YOU OCTOBER 2022!

Halloween inflatables.
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